Want to see my farm?

My family and our dairy farm are very lucky to be located between San Francisco and Yosemite in the Central Valley of California. Because of this location we are in the flight path to and from San Francisco International Airport AKA SFO. When I have a window seat I try to locate my farm as we fly over. Many times…

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What Cows Eat Exposed

Here is one of the ration recipe sheets we get from our dairy’s nutritionist that we use to feed our cows for their dietary needs. This single shows just five of our seven different rations for the many different groups of cows we have. We group cows based on several factors such as milk production,…

Where do cows sleep?

You might wonder where cows sleep on a modern dairy farm (you might have heard them called factory farms too). On our dairy farm cows sleep in various places. Some of our cows sleep in freestall barns: The stalls are cleaned daily, leveled several times a week and new bedding added every 2 weeks. Here…

National Ag Day: Honored To Be Feeding A Growing World

Today is National Agriculture Day and we want to send thanks to everyone who supports Agriculture with the products you buy. It truly is an honor to be involved in a career that allows us to feed a growing world. Thank You! Here is a great Ag Day video from the folks at AdFarm:

Is my milk safe?

Cleanliness and safety is something that we think about before we even think about milking the cows. Cleanliness starts with the cow beds andalso by keeping our cows healthy . We wash our milk pipelines three times a day once between every milking shift, the milk tank is washed once a day after it has been emptied…

National Cheese Lover’s Day

Hey Cheese Lover’s today is your day so vote for up to 3 of your favorite cheeses below. Feel free to add any not here. Related articles celebrating National Cheese Lover’s Day on January 20 (foodtruckadventure.com) Artisanal Cheese Honors “National Cheese Day” With a Facebook Comment Contest to Win Affineur Collection!!! (marcellathecheesemonger.com) Cheese lovers. (fitfabflawless.wordpress.com)…

Today’s thought: Lifting the human spirit…

There’s nothing that lifts the human spirit more than making one feel like they matter for who they are… …today I felt like I mattered when a simple blog post with a silly title was as popular as it was. Thank you!

Cow Bling!

On our farm we use eartags to give each animal an unique identifier that allows us to keep important health records for each animal. Here are a few pictures that show the tags up close. The tags are applied in a similar fashion to earrings through a soft portion of the ear. Each tag is…