Follow the links below to read the extended versions of Dollars and Sense from Dairy Today. Extended comments are highlighted in blue. Also, watch a video on "green" forage production, provided by Mark Rodgers.
Family owned and operated, Soaring Eagle Dairy milks 1,100 cows and grows the majority of the herd’s feed on 1,800 acres.
In addition to helping manage 1,500 cows on his family’s two dairies in Idaho’s Magic Valley, Wiersma serves on the boards of United Dairymen of Idaho and Independent Milk Producers.
Hillcrest Farms is home to four generations of the Rodgers family, plus 420 milking cows and 470 heifers.
Tullando Farm, a 550-cow herd of registered Holsteins in the Connecticut River Valley, is heading toward a robotic milking future.