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  • Monday, September 10, 2018 9:37 AM
        We have 230 head of pregnant heifers in a secure heifer lot at Joe and Rita’s place.
  • Monday, August 13, 2018 9:47 AM
        I serve on our county’s planning and zoning board, which approves or denies new or expanding livestock facilities.
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 10:46 AM
        My favorite country music icon, Johnny Cash, says it’s five feet high and rising. He sings that at 2 feet high it’s covered the oats crop, and at 3 feet the cows are in water over their knees. After last week, I know that at 4 feet I need to change my underwear.
  • Monday, June 11, 2018 9:20 AM
        Some days I wonder about the wisdom of declaring June as dairy month.
  • Monday, May 14, 2018 9:17 AM
        The dairy business is tough. It has been for the 45 years I have been in it and it will continue to have ups and downs in the future.
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 1:32 PM
        Dairy farmers are always looking for ways to be more labor efficient, and expos like the Central Plains Dairy Expo are great places to find the latest and greatest gadgets to lead us to better efficiency.
  • Monday, March 12, 2018 9:15 AM
        What a difference five years makes. Five years ago, I wrote a column about our feed and other costs for February 2013.
  • Monday, February 12, 2018 9:25 AM
        This has definitely been a hot chocolate winter in our house. The cold weather, along with head and chest colds, have us on a microwave record of heating milk.
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 10:13 AM
        Will 2017 go down as one of those forgettable years? In some ways, yes.
  • Monday, December 11, 2017 10:20 AM
        I think round baling is fun; it’s part of harvesting a crop. All farmers want to harvest, whether it’s milking a cow, picking fresh sweet corn or running a combine.
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