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We Are Thankful For Cow Sh!t

We Are Thankful For Cow Sh!t

This is the time of year when we stop and think about all of the things we are thankful for.  We of course are thankful for the end of a successful harvest. We are thankful for everyone who buys dairy products, our health, our incredible employees, and our friends and...
A Year Without Dean.

A Year Without Dean.

Today marks one year since our family lost my brother Dean Strauss. While our farm’s ownership and the labor force are made up of more than just the Strauss family, Dean’s passing changed so much for everyone here on the farm. I wanted to share some reflections on...
Our world still spins, because it has to.

Our world still spins, because it has to.

Obviously COVID-19 is on everyone’s minds right now. Our farm has not been called on to dump milk but seeing others in that position and seeing the milk markets drop as they have is very unsettling. We are of course taking extra precautions like limiting...
Animals are our first priority

Animals are our first priority

Keeping our cows cozy. 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 the front of pickup...
Fall Harvest 2018

Fall Harvest 2018

We’re starting to wind down harvest 2018. We’ve had more rain this fall than we’d like, but it seems that overall, we’ll come out okay. The corn silage harvest went well, and we were happy to see our yields above average. With these high yields, we will have plenty of...

Spring Planting 2018

I feel like every year for the last few years I’ve started spring planting by shaking my head and saying, “This is another interesting year.” Last year we had a lot of rain in January, where everything thawed but then re-froze. Because of that rain, our alfalfa fields...