WEATHER UPDATE: HOW COLD?
After above temperatures early last fall, average temperatures plunged in late October 2013 and more or less stayed there. November 2013 was 1.6 degrees cooler than the 30-yr average while December 2013 was 3.6 degrees colder than the 30-yr mean. read more
WHAT'S HAPPENING ON THE FARM
We have been on a Johne’s testing and control program for many years now. Currently we take manure samples once a month from cows that are 110-145 days pregnant and the samples are run on a PCR test to detect the presence of DNA from Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis (M.ptb), the bacteria that causes Johne’s disease. read more
CORN SILAGE 2014: A DIFFICULT DECISION
For years we have had sufficient supply of corn silage and BMR corn silage to feed fully fermented silage through the Christmas holidays and beyond. In 2013, however, we fed ourselves out of corn silage. read more