A bright future

ZUMBROTA, Minn. – The Dairy Farmers of America plant in Zumbrota has grown in size not only to meet customers’ demands but to better serve the dairy farmers in the area and the …

A spreading improvement

CLARKSVILLE, Iowa – Reading up on worldwide dairy practices and technology has been something Eduard Reuling has always enjoyed. And, beyond his enjoyment, Reuling’s reading led him to …

Bringing up the next generation

MADISON, Wis. – The love of the competition of the show ring is a passion that is often times passed on from one generation to the next.

Milking quickly, quietly, gently

MADISON, Wis. – While many factors contribute to a farm with high milk production, Paul D. Virkler, DVM, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, said a solid milking routine plays a big role.

Dairy Profile: Adam Meier

Adam Meier (pictured with Jake (front, from left), Charlie and Alex; Alyssa and Joey) Milton, Wisconsin Rock County 130 cows How did you get into farming? I was born into it. I’ve been around …

Women in Dairy: Jessica Pralle-Trimner

Jessica Pralle-Trimner Athens, Wisconsin Marathon County 3,000 cows Family: I grew up on Selz-Pralle Dairy in Humbird, Wisconsin, where my parents, Scott and Pam Selz-Pralle, milk 400 registered …

A change worth the investment

MELROSE, Minn. – For 23 years, Joel Middendorf and his family milked in a 62-stall tiestall barn.

Practice makes perfect

MADISON, Wis. – This year marked the 100th National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest.

ABBOTSFORD, Wis. – When John Bigham Jr. moved from Ohio to central Wisconsin to begin his career as an organic dairy farmer, adding world traveler to his resume was not something he was expecting to do.

A day in the life of the Mauks

HOWARD LAKE, Minn. – It is not common to have a 65-degree day at the end of October. But, when it does occur, central Minnesota farmers can enjoy the last bit of warmth before winter sweeps across the landscape.

Relocating to America’s Dairyland

AMHERST JUNCTION, Wis. – Corby and Tania Groen, of Amherst Junction, established an organic dairy farm on the West Coast and then relocated to a new farm nearly 2,000 miles away from home.

The balanced approach to hoof care

APPLETON, Wis. – Before the year 2000, Aaron LaVoy had never seen a cow much less worked with one in any capacity. However, the Navy veteran would soon become a world-famous hoof trimmer achieving success beyond his wildest dreams.

New technology for management of grazing

VILLARD, Minn. – Walter Organic Family Farms was the site of a pasture walk event Sept. 22 to demonstrate technology developed by the University of Missouri called PaddockTrac, which measures, tracks and records data on forage growth to help with grazing management.

Kids Corner: the McCulloughs

Wyatt McCullough 11 years old Sixth grade When do you help with chores? I help whenever Dad needs my help. What is your favorite chore and least favorite chore? My favorite chore is milking because I …

Dairy's Working Youth

Maddy Hensel Parents: Mike Hensel and Paula Hensel Employer: Stephanie Hughes, Sunsett Dairy Red Blossom Farm, intern at Sunsett Dairy Pittsville, Wisconsin Wood County Owns 10 Red and White …

Growing gracefully

ELBERTA, Utah – Situated at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains on the shores of Utah Lake sits Bateman’s Mosida Farms – the largest dairy farm in Utah.

Kids Corner: The Smiths

Jaiden 15 years old Sophomore When do you help with chores? I help with chores after school and or when I get done with sports practice and on weekends. What is your favorite chore and least favorite …

Dairy's Working Youth

Grace Woitalla (third from left) is pictured with parents, Patty and Keith, sister, Abby, and uncle, Kurt. Parents: Keith and Patty Woitalla Employer: Keith and Kurt Woitalla Woitalla Dairy LLC Avon, …

WHITEHALL, Wis. – Football has been Tyler Bortle’s hobby ever since he joined the team in sixth grade. That hobby led to a college and semi-professional football career.

From Ireland to South Dakota

LAKE NORDEN, S.D. – Irish eyes were smiling in South Dakota this summer when the Elliott family welcomed four interns from Ireland to their dairy farm near Lake Norden.

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