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Winter Hoof Care: What You Need to Know

Nearly every dairy in the US has an issue with digital dermatitis at one point or another. What are you doing to control it?

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Ruminant "Magic"

Most people simply don’t realize this fundamental fact of agriculture. The edible herbivorous animals–ruminants (cattle, sheep, and goats)–employ a legion of symbiotic bacteria that live in their rumen, the first chamber in their four-chambered stomach, which can break down cellulose and other biomolecules that are inaccessible to other animals. 840 more words


A Different World

Ever since I was a girl, I have dreamed about a different world. A world that cares about nature, animals and humans. I use to say that I care more about animals than humans, but it’s not true. 225 more words

Tribute to the legendary Snickerdoodle (1998-2017)

By Sherry Bunting, Farmshine, Friday, October 13, 2017

She remains my favorite dairy cow of all time, and I was honored to write her tribute in the Farmshine. 561 more words

Kefir Cheese Mega Fail

Back in the spring I was exuberant after reading The Art of Natural Cheesemaking by David Asher. This sounded great! Finally, a way to make good cheese without being shackled to mail-order companies for the cultures. 750 more words


An Ode to White Clover

One of the most unheralded, yet important, plants of agricultural merit is the little White Clover plant. The Irish seem to have understood its importance. 1,357 more words


Indian Summer

I am not at all sure how the phrase “Indian Summer” came into use, but what it describes is a basically summer that lingers well into Autumn or one that “re-appears” after a period of Autumn-like weather. 348 more words