Hoard’s Dairyman October 10, 2017

Treat The Last Day Like It’s The First

My wife and I had high hopes for our “big” anniversary this summer. We had always wanted to go to Alaska to get close to nature and the likes, but it just didn’t pan out. August 6 fell on my Sunday weekend to work.

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Progressive Dairyman October 1, 2017

Maximize Milking Technicians’ Effectiveness

Dairy farm employees are often the “boots on the ground” in the milking parlor. They have eyes and hands on the cows every day…

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Hoard’s Dairyman August 10,2017

Excited For Milking

I remember arriving at Jack’s farm shortly before 4pm. He had called earlier in the day, requesting that one of his “really good” cows be examined, as she was struggling to take off early in her lactation…

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Progressive Dairyman April 18,2017

High-Quality Milk Requires Multiple Management Strategies

The definition of “high milk quality” and standards for acceptable udder heath are continuously becoming more rigorous, and dairy producers who wish to remain competitive must meet or exceed these evolving standards….

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Progressive Dairyman January 18, 2017

The Effects of On-Farm Education: How to Engage Employees

Producing a quality product should be the goal of every dairy farm. However, not every employee’s idea of a dream job centers around milking cows 12 hours a day. With that in mind, Dr. Michelle Borek-Stine, DVM, of Thumb Veterinary Services in Sandusky, Michigan, developed a unique approach…

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Hoard’s Dairyman January 10, 2017

Invest Time and Change A Life

There have been a number of people in my lifetime who have exemplified character qualities that influenced me to strive to do my best…

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Progressive Dairyman December 13, 2016

The VFDs Are Coming

Ready or not, as of Jan. 1, 2017, here comes the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). But what is the VFD? Why is it important…

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2016 Project R.E.D. Huron County

Dr. Michelle Borek-Stine, a veterinarian with Sandusky-based Thumb Veterinary Services, shows a group of Unionville- Sebewaing Area students a piece of equipment she uses with larger animals.