Dollars and Sense: Herd Health and Reproduction

January 29, 2013 08:54 PM

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

Cow Health and Breeding is Never-Ending

Art Schaap

Art Schaap

Clovis and Portales, N.M.
The Schaaps manage four dairies, including an organic operation, and milk 5,500 cows. They’re also partners in a cheese factory.




We Listen to Our Cows

Nick Vande Weerd

Nick Vande Weerd

Brookings, S.D.
The Vande Weerd family is majority owner and manager of Pleasant Dutch Dairy, which milks 1,400 Holsteins.



Happy Cows Pay the Bills

Lambert VanderMade

Lambert VanderMade

Sherwood, Ohio
VanderMade Dairy LLC is a family-owned and -operated dairy
milking 1,400 cows in northern Ohio.




Success Is in the Details

Jon Patterson

Jon Patterson

Auburn, N.Y.
Jon Patterson’s dairy milks 1,100 cows on a farm that’s been in the family since 1832.





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