Dream – Cow Family Feature

Dream – Cow Family Feature

From Sweet Dreams to Happy Dream and everyone in between We thought it would be interesting to take the different cow families represented in our herd today, and trace them back to the original animals we purchased.  This takes some extensive research through the...
Choosing sires for next year

Choosing sires for next year

Winifred: My daughter Martha and I have been going through our cow list and planning matings for the coming breeding season. Now that this spring’s calves are off to a good start so we can evaluate last year’s matings, we’re looking at our overall plan for the next...
When I First Came to the Farm

When I First Came to the Farm

I had so much to learn about cows and farming–but how I loved it and still do to this day! Looking for a summer job It was a super windy early spring day just like this one, 39 years ago in 1981 when I first came to this prairie farm, driving down from Wisconsin...
Training Heifers to Milk

Training Heifers to Milk

Photo above by Mary Lou Shaw. Milking a family cow in a stanchion. A reader has asked for a blog post about training heifers and cows to milk.  We will cover the spectrum from training large groups of heifers with the cow herd to training a single heifer or cow...