Virtual Farm Tour: T&K Red River Dairy – Arizona

Posted on April 28, 2014 in Starting Strong - Calf Care
Arizona Dairy Knows Heat Abatement and Calf Comfort After a brutal winter in the Midwest, some calf raisers might say they can’t remember what hot weather feels like.  In contrast, calf teams on Arizona dairies battle hot temperatures most of the year. T&K Red River Dairy is owned and operated by Tom Dugan and his

Video: A Day in the Life of a Calf Raiser – Stieglitz Dairy LLC

Posted on February 28, 2014 in Starting Strong - Calf Care
In this edition of Starting Strong A Day in the Life of a Calf Raiser, Danae Stieglitz of Stieglitz Dairy LLC talks about the things she does to get ready for spring.  She puts a big focus on good ventilation and respiratory health.  Visit our YouTube channel for other A Day in the Life of

Virtual Farm Tour: Model Dairy Farms

Posted on February 28, 2014 in Starting Strong - Calf Care
Calves Thrive With a Commitment to the Basics at Model Dairy Farms You can say dairy farming is in Kyle Levetzow’s blood.  He and his wife, Amy, are the second generation to own and operate Model Dairy Farms at its current site just outside of Dodgeville, Wisconsin.  Kyle oversees all daily operations and Amy works

Video: A Day in the Life of a Calf Raiser – Stieglitz Dairy LLC

Posted on December 20, 2013 in Starting Strong - Calf Care
In this edition of Starting Strong A Day in the Life of a Calf Raiser, Danae Stieglitz of Stieglitz Dairy LLC shares the resources she uses to build her calf expertise and discover new technologies for the farm.  Visit our YouTube channel for other A Day in the Life of a Calf Raiser segments.

Virtual Farm Tour: Wegnerlann Dairy

Posted on December 20, 2013 in Starting Strong - Calf Care
Wegnerlann Dairy Build Success on Detailed Attention to Calves After 34 years of dairy farming, Betty Wegner has learned a lot about what it takes to raise healthy calves.  The most important step:  spend time with each calf every day.  Although it seems simple, this kind of detailed attention is what has built Wegnerlann Dairy’s

Video: A Day in the Life of a Calf Raiser – Stieglitz Dairy

Posted on October 27, 2013 in Starting Strong - Calf Care
 In this edition of A Day in the Life of a Calf Raiser, Danae Stieglitz of Stieglitz Dairy LLC shares her strategies for feeding pasteurized waste milk.  She also shares her team's thought process for purchasing the pasteurizer as well as a few of the challenges she's encountered with the technology.  Visit our YouTube

Virtual Farm Tour: BLT Dairy

Posted on October 27, 2013 in Starting Strong - Calf Care
BLT Dairy Puts Focus on Consistency and Cleanliness for Calves Laura Friesen has lived on a dairy farm and raised calves her entire life.  Based on her experiences, she said raising healthy calves really comes down to two important factors:  Keep their care consistent and their environment clean. Laura and her husband, Brad, own and

Video: A Day in the Life of a Calf Raiser – Welcome to Stieglitz Dairy LLC

Posted on August 29, 2013 in Starting Strong - Calf Care
In this edition of Starting Strong A Day in the Life of a Calf Raiser, we meet Danae Stieglitz of Stieglitz Dairy LLC in central Wisconsin.  A former veterinary technician, Danae introduces us to her family's farm and calf program.  In future editions of Starting Strong, Danae will share details about her calf nutrition, health

Virtual Farm Tour: Aquila Dairy Farms

Posted on August 29, 2013 in Starting Strong - Calf Care
Innovation and Excellence the Goals at Aquila Dairy Farms Seventeen years ago, the Verhaar family immigrated to Bad Axe, Michigan and has been working toward excellence in dairy production ever since.  Today, the family owns and operates Aquila Dairy Farms.  Through gradual expansions, the dairy has grown to its current size of 2,000 crossbred milking

Video: A Day in the Life of a Calf Raiser – Enchanted Dairy

Posted on June 26, 2013 in Starting Strong - Calf Care
In this edition, Brooke Carrow of Enchanted Dairy describes her process for observing calves and making treatment decisions.  Visit our YouTube channel for more segments of A Day in the Life of a Calf Raiser.

Virtual Farm Tour: Stieglitz Dairy LLC

Posted on June 26, 2013 in Starting Strong - Calf Care
Attention to Detail Leads to Calf Care Success at Stieglitz Dairy LLC Hutches are considered by many to be the ideal housing for young calves.   Yet the outdoor pens can be tough on calf raisers, especially during the cold, icy and snow-filled winter months in central Wisconsin.  How do you maintain excellent calf health while

Video: A Day in the Life of a Calf Raiser – Enchanted Dairy

Posted on April 10, 2013 in Starting Strong - Calf Care
  In this edition of Starting Strong A Day in the Life of a Calf Raiser, Brooke Carrow discusses all of the things the Enchanted Dairy team does to get ready for summer, including cleaning, fly control and review of health protocols.

Virtual Farm Tour – Tag Lane Dairy

Posted on April 10, 2013 in Starting Strong - Calf Care
Success Is in the Details at Tag Lane Dairy Kevin Griswold’s parents were milking about 90 Guernsey cows when he returned to the family farm in 1992.  Since then, Tag Lane Dairy in Ixonia, Wisconsin has steadily grown to 1,050 cows and has transitioned to a mostly Holstein herd.  All of the animals are identified

Video: A Day in the Life of a Calf Raiser – Enchanted Dairy

Posted on February 26, 2013 in Starting Strong - Calf Care
In this edition of Starting Strong A Day in the Life of a Calf Raiser, Brooke Carrow takes us on a tour of Enchanted Dairy's custom calf raiser's facility and explains the transitions the calves will go through before returning to Enchanted Dairy.

Virtual Farm Tour: Orthridge Jerseys

Posted on February 26, 2013 in Starting Strong - Calf Care
Continual Innovation Takes Farm to the Next Generation Gradual, steady steps forward and openness to new ideas are two of the defining characteristics of Orthridge Jerseys.  The farm, located near Lancaster, Wisconsin, was purchased by Randy and Laura Orth in 1993.  Since then, the farm has expanded to 325 Jersey cows, almost all of which

Video: A Day in the Life of a Calf Raiser – Enchanted Dairy

Posted on December 26, 2012 in Starting Strong - Calf Care
In this edition of Starting Strong A Day in the Life of a Calf Raiser, Brooke Carrow teams up with her dad, Ron Miller, to talk about the relationship they have with their heifer grower.  A strong newborn program, good recordkeeping and pay-per-pound system lead to high-quality heifers at Enchanted Dairy.