Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Whether it’s cow care or environmental sustainability, dairy farmers are passionate about their land, their animals and the quality of milk they provide to their communities. Although dairy farming requires lots of hard work, the beauty of farm life reminds them of how rewarding the profession truly is. Here’s a snapshot of life on our regional dairy farms.
The view doesn’t get much better than this. Photo Credit: Megan Owen, Lasater Dairy LLC
In order to keep the cows fed, farm work is never done. Photo Credit: Kyle Humphrey, Humphrey & Humphrey Dairy
Do you like my earrings? There is a lot more to my ear tags than you might think. Photo Credit: SD Farms
Dairy cows often eat as much as 100 pounds a day, made up of a balanced combination of forage, grain, mineral supplements and protein-rich feeds, like soybean meal. Learn more about a cow’s diet.
Say what? Not everyone loves ice cream? Photo Credit: Refuge Dairy
These Holsteins are enjoying a meal under the big Texas sky.
♫ “Don’t wanna be … all by myself.” Dairy cows are social animals, but sometimes you just need a moment to yourself. Photo Credit: Wehrenberg Farms
Dairy farming looks different across our region – from Texas to the Rocky Mountains. Photo Credit: Bella Holsteins Inc