#Dairy Farms

Why Are Roswell Companies Thriving?

Diverse economy, great weather and strong workforce development are among the many assets of this New Mexico city. Roswell companies enjoy a diverse and thriving economy that includes major industry sectors in aerospace, agribusiness, manufacturing and health care. Located at the gateway to the Permian Basin, the Roswell, NM, region is served by four-lane highways in every direction as well as rail and commercial air service. A key benefit is an abundant supply of water and lower energy costs.
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Franklin County dairy farm participating in Calving Corner at 2023 Farm Show

Four dairy farms from Lebanon, Lancaster, Juniata and Franklin/Adams Counties will be participating in the Calving Corner at the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show from January 7-15, 2023. Cows representing these four farms will calve on site during the entire length of the Farm Show, so visitors can witness the dairy birthing process and meet newborn calves. Dairy industry volunteers will be volunteering at the Calving Corner exhibit throughout the week to answer questions about Pennsylvania dairy.
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Farm couple getaways return to Iowa

To help farm families build relationships and set family goals, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering two “Farm Couple Getaways.” Both events are aimed at farmers wanting to take advantage of activities to improve farm family communication, work on farm or family goal setting, farm transitions or looking for a weekend away to discuss farm and family issues.
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Robotic milkers and hybrid cows help dairy farmers keep going

SUGARCREEK ‒ Dairy farmers looking to sustain their operations into the future are adding robotic milking machines and hybrid cows to their operations. Family-owned Specht Farms Ltd. has already added both. Tim Specht said the farm added two robotic milkers Nov. 1 and has four more awaiting installation. The equipment is helping him deal with a labor shortage.

White Earth Imposes Moratorium on Factory Farm Operations

WHITE EARTH (KDLM) – Citing the Band’s health and safety, water and land resources, and economic security being threatened by proposed factory farming operations on or near the reservation, the White Earth Reservation Business Committee passed a resolution on Nov. 18 to impose a moratorium on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) and Animal Feedlot Operations (AFOs) constituting environmental hazards.

Scoop: Petaluma dairy Clover Sonoma no longer making ice cream

Clover Sonoma, one of the North Bay’s largest and oldest dairies, is no longer making ice cream, a Petaluma grocer confirmed Friday. Clover ice cream is “not a thing anymore,” said Jeff Mainwaring, store manager at Petaluma Market. In fact, he said, the 106-year-old dairy’s line of ice creams was discontinued months ago, and the store has been out of it for weeks.

Rural veterinarian, author to conclude ‘Thursdays at the U’ fall series

Forty years ago, nearly 50,000 dairy farms dotted the rolling landscape of Wisconsin. Most were small farms of 30-40 milking cows, several calves, at least one dog, and a clowder of cats and kittens. These were family farms, tended by many intriguing characters and populated by unpredictable critters. Giggling Jolly...

Keeping it old school when it comes to mastitis treatment

There’s no question that we live in a rapidly changing world. Technology continues to evolve at a feverish pace, which shapes the way in which people live, work and do business. This dynamic plays out across all trades and within the dairy industry as well. Each year I attend numerous industry trade shows and meetings, filled with new products and technologies to admire. While I think the dairy industry should be recognized for its continuous improvements and achievements in using technology to improve efficiency of daily operations, we should also at times take a step back and exercise caution. While new innovations may bring great advantages and progress, they may also introduce headache and negative impacts if not properly tested and supported by data. The U.S. dairy industry is the top producer of cow milk in the world, with arguably some of the highest quality. What have we learned in the last 50-plus years of dairy farming, and when should we exercise caution about embracing change?

‘The big challenge is who is going to rear extra calves from the dairy herd’

57% of the national slaughter kill originates from the dairy herd at present, a number which is expected to increase, a Teagasc conference heard earlier this week. Alan Twomey was among the speakers at the state agency’s National Dairy Conference this week, and he put the spotlight on producing higher-quality calves from the dairy herd.

Progressive Event: Dairy Girl Network National Conference

Dairy women from all sectors of the industry came together Nov. 1-3 in Minnesota for the Dairy Girl Network (DGN) National Conference, which provided ample networking opportunities for attendees and a variety of sessions to learn about topics affecting the dairy industry. Keynote speaker Mary Ledman discussed influencers, detours and...

Kewaunee Co. dairy charged for overspreading manure has long history of spills, violations

The Kewaunee County dairy at the center of a criminal case brought this week by the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) for overspreading manure on its fields and lying about it has a long history of manure spills and violation of state environmental rules, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) records show.  On Monday, the DOJ […] The post Kewaunee Co. dairy charged for overspreading manure has long history of spills, violations appeared first on Wisconsin Examiner.

Here's How Much Water Almonds *Really* Waste Per Year — Hint: It Doesn't Even Compare to Dairy

With the rising popularity of nut milks, many are leaving dairy behind as a distant memory. And while all kinds of nut milks are on the market now, one of the most popular is almond. Of course, this is a better option than dairy, as water waste, pollution, and animal abuse runs rampant in the highly corrupt industry. But many argue almond farms waste large amounts of water.

Hands-free horticulture sees higher production

08 December 2022, AU: Labour use has decreased on Australian horticulture and dairy farms and increased on broadacre farms over the last few years, according to the latest ABARES survey results. ABARES Executive Director, Dr Jared Greenville said despite the decline in labour use, agricultural production has increased over the...

Dustin “Dusty” J. Boese

Dustin “Dusty” J. Boese, age 53, of Glendive passed away on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 at the Glendive Medical Center in Glendive. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022 at Silha Funeral Home in Glendive. Funeral services will start at 10 a.m. with Celebrant Heidi Carney officiating. Interment will follow in the Dawson County Cemetery in Glendive. A luncheon will be held after services at the Moose Lodge in Glendive. Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements. Everyone is encouraged to dress casually. If you have Carhartt clothes or black or blue sweatshirts, please wear them.

Have a cup of cheer: Upstate NY eggnogs named best grocery store brands for 2022

Even more polarizing than pineapple on pizza, the holiday cup of creamy, sweet eggnog is a Christmas tradition for many. Only on grocery store shelves during the most wonderful time of the year, Food and Wine decided to put the love-it-or-leave-it seasonal drink to the test to find the best. While the article admits it’s not an exhaustive list, editors tried 15 different store-bought eggnogs and listed their four favorites.

Managing sub-optimal silage grain, starch digestibility

WATERTOWN, Wis. — The 2022 corn silage crop is in the silo, and early forage quality and feeding value indications suggest subpar digestibility of the silage grain. The 2021 crop suffered from similar negative quality characteristics and 2022 looks to be continuing this trend. “In 2021, the silage needed...

California Cheese Wreath Kit: The Edible Gift That Gives Back to Communities in Need

In celebration of the holidays, today the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) introduced a collaboration with cheese shop Lady & Larder and cheese expert Jessica Lawrenz to present the California Cheese Wreath Kit, a collection of Real California cheeses, dried fruit, nuts, crackers, and other items used to create an edible arrangement for seasonal gatherings and gift giving. In the spirit of giving, for each kit ordered a donation of $20* will be made to Feeding America in support of families in need.