Category Archives: Animal Care

Animals our first priority

Winter goes pretty quickly even though Mother Nature challenges us with extreme cold and snow. Any measurable snow makes it difficult to keep the farmyards clean for our team to get in and out. We own our own snowplows on … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Care, Life on the Farm | Comments Off on Animals our first priority

Automatic Cow Brushes in the Barns

In addition to the robotic milkers we put into the freestall barns, we also added automatic cow brushes. The cow brushes are exactly what they sound like — they’re big, round brushes and give the cows a good back scratch … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Care | Comments Off on Automatic Cow Brushes in the Barns

A NEW day in the life

A while back I wrote about what a cow’s typical day looks like on our farm. Now, for about 800 of those cows, the days look a little bit different. With the addition of the robotic milkers, our cows have … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Care, Life on the Farm | Tagged | Comments Off on A NEW day in the life

Robotic milkers and employees working together on the farm

Now that we’ve added the robotic milking machines, a lot of people think we don’t need people around the barns because the machines take care of all the milking. Even with thirteen robotic milkers on the farm, we still need … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Care, Life on the Farm, Robotic Milkers | Comments Off on Robotic milkers and employees working together on the farm

Interview With Our Veterinarian

One of my favorite things about farming is that it really is a team effort. You must have good relationships with not only your employees who are working on the farm on a daily basis, but also with the consultants … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Care, Life on the Farm | Comments Off on Interview With Our Veterinarian

Calf to Heifer

Within one to two days after they’re born, the calves, both male and female, are moved to another farm that specializes in raising calves. This farm is also a local family farm within 20 miles of Majestic Crossing Dairy. There, … Continue reading

Posted in Animal Care, Life on the Farm | Tagged , | Comments Off on Calf to Heifer