One calf and counting
By: Agriculture.com Staff
An innocent neighborly challenge led Doug Maddox to blaze an trail in dairy farming. By Harlen Persinger.
An innocent neighborly challenge led Doug Maddox to blaze an unparalleled trail in dairy farming. “In 1951, a family friend gifted me a 2-month-old grade heifer with the expectation that if I accepted it, I would attend college.” During high school, Maddox registered his first female calf and became a member of the National Junior Holstein Association. In college at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo, he built a herd of 14 cows and 14 heifers.