November: Southwind Dairy, Linda Squire, Hagerman, NM
Linda Squire, an owner and calf-raiser at Southwind Dairy, takes pride in raising 2,300 replacement heifers for two dairies at their farm in New Mexico. She writes, "No two days have ever been the same here, and we are constantly faced with new challenges. Almost every morning and every evening, we are treated to an amazing and breathtaking reminder of how lucky we are to be on a dairy farm."
December: Orange Patch Dairy, Shannon Seifert, Sleepy Eye, MN
Shannon Seifert and her husband, Jonathan, are the backbone of Orange Patch Dairy. The farm, which includes 170 animals, was started by the young couple in 2005. When Shannon isn’t dairy farming, she is a well-known industry spokesperson online with the farm’s blog, YouTube channel, Facebook page and Twitter account. She fondly refers to their herd as members of the family, including Silver Bells, the calf shown in the photo. "Silver Bells is now a bred heifer that will soon give birth to her first calf, adding another member to our extended family. We love them all, every day." About the photo, Seifert adds, "Their bright eyes are enough to make even the worst day, worst winter day, a blessing."
To claim your copy of the 2012 Dairy Life Calendar, visit the Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. booth (#2806) at World Dairy Expo or visit www.bidairyphotos.com to have one sent to your farm.
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