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Dollars and Sense

16:35PM Jun 16, 2008

Follow the links below to read the extended versions of Dollars and Sense from Dairy Today.

Put haylage up right

Terry and Sue Van Maanen own Winding Meadows Dairy and milk 650 cows. The freestall operation is located near Rock Valley, Iowa, a rapidly growing dairy area in the northwest part of the state.

Summer's critical harvest

Stanley and Janice Burkholder, and their son Clint, own Burk-Lea Farms near Chambersburg, Pa. They milk 600 cows and farm 1,250 acres. 


Caught in the middle

Dr. Bill Stouder is a veterinarian-turned-dairy producer. At Stouder Holsteins near Jerome, Idaho, he milks 1,900 cows in partnership with his wife and three sons. 


Not a buyer's market 

Larry Kamper is a California transplant who manages--and is a partner in--two New Mexico dairies. Together, Queso Grande (Big Cheese) Dairy in Roswell and Shawnee Dairy in nearby Dexter milk 4,400 cows.