MADISON, Wis. – During the final moments of the 55th World Dairy Expo in Madison, spotlights shone on two Jerseys that stood out above the rest.

Life in the great outdoors

OSSEO, Wis. – Ryan Nordahl has turned his love of hunting whitetail deer into a full-time business.

Breeding Profile

John Schaller Morning Star Dairy Onalaska, Wisconsin 500 cows Describe your facilities and list your breeding management team. Our cows are milked in a double-10 parallel parlor that we built three …

A comparison of parlors

WEST BEND, Wis. – When the Roden family fired up their rotary parlor for its first milking March 8, they did not anticipate how quickly cows would adjust to a different system. By the fourth …

More cheese, please

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Rusty Mitch is not a dairy farmer, but his connection to the dairy industry is strong.

Hurricane Ian devastates dairy

MYAKKA CITY, Fla. – Every day, for five days, Jerry Dakin walked his property through the mud and debris left by Hurricane Ian to pick up deceased animals. He continues to gather pieces of …

Four brothers carry farm forward

WATERVILLE, Minn. – Wayne, Gordon, Ron and Keith Saemrow grew up working side by side on the family farm, and today, the four brothers continue to be in partnership together. “It’s …

Staying true to their vision

ADELL, Wis. – The Kohlweys are careful planners who never build on a whim. With an eye on the future, their choices are deliberate and made in a way that will lead the family successfully into …

Footloose takes center stage

MADISON, Wis. – For the past 52 years, only one cow is etched in the annals of dairy cattle history as the reigning World Dairy Expo Supreme Champion. The cow to accomplish the feat at the 2022 …

Teaching at twilight

WATERTOWN, Wis. – Running an exemplary operation that combines state-of-the-art facilities with exceptional management is what the McFarland family is known for. Devoted to top-notch cattle care, a focus on efficiency and cleanliness is at the heart of McFarlandale Dairy, which made the farm an ideal choice to host the public for a special evening of education and fun Sept. 1.

Sisters share passion for dairy

MARSHFIELD, Wis. – Growing up on their family’s Milking Shorthorn dairy farm, sisters Katie Bue and Carla Stetzer have always been involved in showing dairy cattle and in dairy judging.

BELLEVILLE, Wis. – When Breezy View Dairy celebrated its 101st birthday this spring, the Eichelkrautfamily threw a party and invited the neighborhood.

Dairy Profile

Sam Radke Wilton, Wisconsin Monroe County 85 cows How did you get into farming? I was born into it. I am the fourth or fifth generation. After high school, I went to Southwest Technical College for …

Data on display

MORRIS, Minn. – Research involving forages, fatty acids, calf housing and calf diets was shared Sept. 15 at the West Central Research and Outreach Center near the University of Minnesota campus in Morris.

Women in Dairy

Stephanie Hammerly Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin Columbia County 25 cows and heifers Family: My husband, Joel, and I have two children, Hannah and Hunter. Tell us about your farm. Dreamstone Dairy was …

Fall festival fun on the farm

WILLMAR, Minn. – Fall is a busy time of year on any farm, but for the Gatewood family, fall comes with a little extra planning and organizing.

Hunting in dairy country

MENAHGA, Minn. – Sometimes hunter and bear play a bit of a waiting game. The hunter knows the bear is out there, but the bear takes a while to show up in the flesh

Kids Corner: The Harrens

Brayden Harren 9 years old Third grade When do you help with chores? From 4:30-6:30 p.m. every night and on weekends, and I help with being in the tractors when picking up hay. What is your favorite …

Dairy's Working Youth

Allen Lester Parents: Bryan and Heather Lester Employer: Tim Weidenfeld, Weidenfeld Dairy Farms Lake Mills, Wisconsin Jefferson County 300 cows Senior at Lakeside Lutheran High 17 years old Questions …

Support during their darkest hour

CADOTT, Wis.  – Jeff and Trista Kenealy have responded to loss and struggle in the agricultural community several times by giving of themselves.

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