Automation saved this family farm

OTTERTAIL, Minn. – The Larson family had reached a crossroads in their dairying career; their herd had grown beyond the capacity of the 74-year-old tiestall barn and the next generation was on the edge of returning to a worn-out facility.

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Caring for livestock is what the Borst family knows best, and doing so with the utmost attention to detail has garnered them national recognition. Borst Family Dairy LLC was …

A different start in the industry

BROWERVILLE, Minn. – For twin brothers TJ and John Becker, owning and operating a dairy farm is all they ever thought of doing. With the help of veteran dairy farmer Loren Vetsch, the …

Wisconsin dairy reaches out to the world

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers signed a bill into law Dec. 3 aimed at increasing Wisconsin’s agricultural exports.

A new farm for Schrauths

FOND DU LAC, Wis. – If the third time is a charm, then Evan Schrauth may have found his forever farm.

Plan and pivot

ALMA CENTER, Wis. – Casey Pfaff changes his plans to keep up with the ever-changing dairy industry. “We were thinking of building a freestall barn in the last four or five years, but …

Improving everyone’s quality of life

GREENWOOD, Wis. – Over seven years of careful consideration and planning, along with touring over 40 dairy farms throughout the Upper Midwest, laid the groundwork for a robotic milking system …

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