Many of you own a share of Beauty (209) and for you 12-12-12 was a very special day. Beauty gave birth to a healthy bull calf. Around here we prefer heifers, but a strong healthy calf is top after that. Beauty will soon be joining the milking cows again and is in very good health. [...]
This morning I took Sadie with me to milk the cows. After about an hour she started to get tired of watching me. She asked if she could go pet a cow she could see laying in the free stall barn. My first thought was that she might go out and get them all stirred [...]
Last fall we bought some Brown Swiss and Jerseys from a neighbor. They finally had their calves, 2 healthy new heifers! The Brown Swiss are as big as our Holsteins, but maybe thicker boned. These calves are so big. Even Duane was taken back a bit by these stealthy little girls.
Milligan Dairy Farm receives quality milk award My first goal on this farm is to have happy employees and cows. I think this award is proof that we are achieving that goal. We give our employees a percentage of our quality bonus that we get on our milk check. At first we gave out a [...]