Monthly Archives: July 2016

Breakfast on the Farm Recap

This summer has been a busy one – corn planting, cutting hay, Breakfast on the Farm, and now it’s the end of July! Thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed the Sheboygan County Breakfast on the Farm. The event … Continue reading

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First Days of Life

On our farm, we have five to seven calves born every day. The calves are born year-round. Sometimes we’ll have spurts when more calves are born at one time than another, but it’s pretty consistent here. When calves are born, … Continue reading

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Freestall Barns

When you drive through Wisconsin today, the view is a little bit different than it was 50 years ago. Sure, you still see the iconic red barns dotting the landscape, but you also see a lot more of a different … Continue reading

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163 Years of Farming

On July 14, 1853 – 163 years ago today – my great-great-great grandfather Moritz Strauss immigrated to the U.S.A. along with almost six million other Germans in the largest flow of German immigration to America between 1820 and WWI. In … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of History

The other day I was talking to my brother about things happening around the farm and in the industry, and I said, “Well, 10 years ago, when we only had 600 cows…” and then I stopped myself. A sudden realization … Continue reading

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