Almost daily there is a new headline about milk. I am constantly seeing folks say that milk is bad for you, farmers do not care about their cows, humans are the only species that consume milk from another species and so on.
I thought it would be good to see what actual dairy farmers and a professional athlete have to say about five common myths about consuming dairy products.
Myth #1: There are Antibiotics in Milk– There are NO antibiotics in your milk. Many steps are taken from the time the cow produces the milk until it hits the store shelf to ensure it is antibiotic free. [Read more…]
I love summer.
The sunshine, warm days, summer breeze, the smell of fresh-cut hay and flies. Okay, well I love everything minus the flies. Sadly no matter how hard we try, we always have flies.
I typically hear farmers say their busiest time of year is spring calving on the ranch or harvesting crops in the fall. Ours is definitely “silage season”. Silage is just us cutting feed, packing it in a bunker, covering it and allowing it to ferment into yummy goodness for our girls (cows of course). During those three months we put up an entire year’s worth of feed from June through August. There is always a big push to get started and a huge sigh of relief when it is finally finished. [Read more…]