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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...
Robotic Milker Spring Update

Robotic Milker Spring Update

In the last couple of months, we’ve really hit our stride with the robotic milkers. We’re learning how to work with the milkers, and the cows are also adjusting well to the new process. We think a big part of it is because we’re adjusting so well to them by...
A NEW day in the life

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 a much more leisurely lifestyle. The main change in our cows’...