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Living on a Schedule

I live on a schedule.  Cows need to be milked twice a day and fed two times each day at least.  We need to breed them two months after they calve, dry them up two months before they calve.  Calves need to be weaned at two months then bred at 14 or 15 months so they calve at 24 months.  This is the way it works on a dairy.  We all know that.  The closer we adhere to the schedule the better everything will be. There is a problem. The world does not run on a schedule and whenever there is a … [Read more...]

It’s all about a cow

Sure, ninety percent of my income is from the sale of milk, but after I get it out of the cow, I just have to make sure it’s cold and clean.  I just play defense when it comes to milk.  I spend my time worrying about the four-legged animal that gave me the milk. Some folks think that there isn’t much to worry about with a cow.  They seem to think a 1,500-pound bovine creature is just a big pet that can be taught to poop in a box with sand in it and everyone should have one.  I don’t think … [Read more...]

Getting Fit in Just Minutes a Day

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  If you’re like most people you are probably thinking about improving your health.  Starting an exercise program can seem daunting to someone with an already packed schedule.  But, we have good news!  Research shows getting fit doesn't require that much time.

  • Increments of 10 minutes throughout the day can be just as effective for weight loss and health as an hour-long workout. We all have 10 … [Read more...]

‘Tis the Season for Cheese!

The staff at Dairy West loves cheese – it’s a great way to fuel up while keeping pace with the holiday hustle and bustle. Here are our top three reasons we love cheese and you should too! 1.      Cheese is a powerful nutrient package.  One serving of cheese provides many of the nutrients your body needs such as calcium and phosphorus for strong bones, protein for building muscle tissue, vitamin B12 for a healthy … [Read more...]