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Cows are her choice

Savana Mata pauses near her favorite cow June 25 at Miltrim Farms Inc. near Athens, Wisconsin. Mata has been saving money to purchase the cow from the Trimner family.

ATHENS, Wis. — Savana Mata is not the average dairy farm worker, and she was not the average student in her program at Northcentral Technical College. “I have always loved …

Nothing is certain in the world except for change. With changes in cows, management styles and the climate, dairy barn ventilation needs to change as well. Dr. Nesli Akdeniz, an associate …
In just over three months since it was first confirmed March 25, highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 has continued to impact the dairy industry, in both incidents and precautions to reduce its …
Describe your farm and facilities. We milk in a double-6 herringbone parlor. Our cows are housed in a freestall barn and our fresh cows are on a bedded pack. Fresh cows are milked four times a day …
PLAINVIEW, Minn. — Plainview Milk Products Cooperative is celebrating 125 years as a creamery. Becky Pearson, the Plainview-based cooperative’s general manager/controller, said she …
SPRING VALLEY, Wis. — Bob Traynor is a believer in the role dairy judging plays in turning young people into critical thinkers and proficient communicators. He is such a firm believer that he …
AMERY, Wis. — Watching young people blossom as they find and develop their passion is one of the things Gwen Dado loves most about her nearly 23 years serving as a 4-H leader in Polk County. …
Columns

Keeping tread on your boots

Comfortable shoes and boots are a necessity in all professions. I realize different jobs require different looks and protections for our feet. I am not sitting at a desk. I don’t need to have a …

  • A fair ending to June Dairy Month

    No doubt many of you reading this are seasoned fairgoers and veteran animal exhibitors. We are still in …

  • A grateful good-bye

    The first column I ever wrote for Dairy Star described my journey of becoming a farmer. From watching a …

  • A very busy national dairy month

    I hope all of you had a wonderful National Dairy Month. I know that I did. Of course, since June is Dairy …

  • A Sunday airshow

    Like many Baby Boomers, I was raised on a steady diet of movies about the Second World War. I especially …

  • Well, that was fun

    I was cleaning up while standing at the back of my SUV after my regular scheduled 7 a.m. Monday …

  • Rain rain go away

    Three years of rain, then three years of drought, and now back to nonstop rain. If there is such a …

  • More than just milk

    In a few weeks from now, the 2024 Summer Olympic Games will commence in Paris, France. Among the …

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