Their turn to dairy

    BANGOR, Wis. – When the Manke brothers – Kenneth, David and Paul – were ready to step down from managing their family dairy farm, they approached their niece and …

Cody Hall Tomah, Wisconsin Monroe County   200 cows Describe your farm and facilities. We milk twice a day in a double-12 parlor. I am the sixth generation. I farm with my dad, Don; my uncle, …

A new way of life 

NEW PRAGUE, Minn. − For the Pieper siblings, the decision to add a robotic milking system to their farm was based on a decrease in labor and an increase in efficiency.

Spreading a love for dairy

NEWTON, Wis. – For nearly 60 years, the Lindemann family has focused on making the best cheese spread possible.

A choice at harvest

BELLE PLAINE, Minn. − The decision to have his fields custom harvested was an easy one for Gary Steinhagen.

A humble way of life

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. – Dairy farming comes second nature to David and Betty Czech and his family, so when they were recognized for their efforts on the farm and in the community, they were truly …

EDEN VALLEY, Minn. – Since the establishment of NexGen Dairy in 2016, the families have worked to make their days as efficient and productive as possible, for themselves and the cows. One way …

Finding their sweet spot

ALLENTON, Wis. – By focusing on minimizing the number of cows that are producing more protein than butterfat, Sunset Farms has built a healthier, higher-producing animal.

A closer look at lungs

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. – Calves are not always the easiest animals to detect sickness in. While many farmers are aware of the clinical signs of pneumonia – coughing, fever, nasal discharge, sunken eyes and loss of vigor – how can one better detect the subclinical signs in a calf?

Tractor-time dream

LOYAL, Wis. – For many farmers, time in the tractor is thinking time; the time when plans are born. That is exactly how the 2022 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days landed in Clark County at Roehl …

Conservation through collaboration

CHILTON, Wis. – Mitchell Schaefer is grateful he has not had to travel alone on his conservation journey. Relying on the expertise of other farmers in Calumet County who have been there and …

Kerwin, Sandy, Kevin and Kay Siewert Employee management team: Eric Hanson, Dan Hanson, Nick Hanson and Cam Laqua Hyde Park Holsteins Zumbro Falls, Minnesota 670 cows Describe your facilities and …

Feed to seed

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – As Holstein enthusiasts gathered in South Dakota for a week showcasing progress in the industry, a tour to HydroGreen Innovation Center showcased the leading edge of technology and innovation in the dairy industry.

Putt-putt, yum-yum

CECIL, Wis. – If you happen to attend an outdoor summer event in northeastern Wisconsin, you just might hear the distinctive sound of an old-time tractor engine. Chances are, if you follow that sound, you will enjoy a delicious homemade ice cream treat.   

Cow spots in Clinton crosswalk

    CLINTON, Iowa – A painted crosswalk in downtown Clinton is not the average urban beautification project. It is, however, reflective of Hillary Burken’s heritage.

KERKHOVEN, Minn. – Brothers Stuart and Simon Johnson grew up on a modest 50-cow dairy in western Minnesota, but they knew if dairying was in their future, the farm’s structure was going …

HASTINGS, Minn. − More than a year ago, Smoky Hills Farmers Cooperative purchased Hastings Creamery from Plainview Milk Products. In the time since, the new farmer owners have built a new store …

KEWAUNEE, Wis. – Since installing cow monitoring and parlor task systems, productivity at Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy has skyrocketed. Pregnancy rates are up while hormone use is down, and minimal headlock use is saving time and labor for the farm.

PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis. – One in five women either during pregnancy or postpartum will have a diagnosable mental health concern or illness, but 75% will go untreated, according to Elizabeth Maxwell Hovis.

PLYMOUTH, Wis. – Last month, on a dairy farm more than 8,000 miles from his home near Plymouth, Dr. Kent Bindl did something not previously done in that region before.

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