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Dollars and Sense: Cow Comfort

09:26AM Oct 04, 2014
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The Cow Comfort Payback

Julie Maurer

Julie Maurer
Newton, Wis.

Family owned and operated, Soaring Eagle Dairy milks 1,100 cows and grows a majority of the herd’s feed on 1,800 acres.

 


Cow Comfort Is the Rule

Mark Rodgers

Mark Rodgers
Dearing, Ga.

At Hillcrest Farms, four generations of the Rodgers family milk 420 cows and raise 470 heifers.

 


Remembering Dad’s Words

Pete Wiersma

Pete Wiersma
Buhl, Idaho

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.

 


Robotic Comfort

Rendell Tullar

Rendell Tullar
Orford, N.H.

Tullando Farm, a 550-cow herd of registered Holsteins in the Connecticut River Valley, is moving to robotic milking.