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Science is Cool, Spread the Word! By: 06/25/2015 @ 3:33pm

June is a busy month around our farm. If the weather is good, we won’t be doing fieldwork. That was the case this year, but last year we were planting corn into…

Digi-Star Introduces Low Platform Scale By: 06/24/2015 @ 1:07pm

The StockWeigh Low Profile Scale is a wide-platform scale that comes standard with an Animat maximum-grip surface…

Time to Find the Light and Leave the Fog Behind By: 06/13/2015 @ 1:10pm

       I haven’t been completely sure of what direction I want to take this blog. Like…

Summer Heat is Here! Are Your Cattle Ready? By: 06/08/2015 @ 3:36pm

Summer heat is rolling in, tempting people to turn on air conditioners and break out the iced tea makers for to keep from melting away. Don't take heat stress for granted, even in the early weeks of…

Weekend Getaway for the Cows By: 06/04/2015 @ 11:00pm

We moved the cows to their weekend pasture today-- That's right. Our cows have a weekend getaway pasture. This serves two purposes:Pasture rotation allows the growing grass to keep up with heavy…

Family Dairy: Joint Ownership, Separate Farms By: 06/01/2015 @ 11:58am

Three generations of the Fernandes family have farmed and milked cows in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Each generation has encountered its own challenges.For Frank, born in Portugal, it was the…

Bottle Calves on the Farm By: 05/30/2015 @ 12:43pm

We (unintentionally) have 2 bottle calves on our farm this year. Chuck, in the back of the photo, is a twin. We have had 3 sets of twins this year, but he is the only one who was rejected by the mother. Greg…

Alone with My Thoughts By: 05/28/2015 @ 8:34am

                The past few weeks have really gotten to me. In late April my father in law had major back surgery which took…

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Brazil Cattle Production - Stacy Timperley

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