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Exciting Heifers Selling this Spring!

Developing great cow families is something we feel very passionate about.  Our purchase of “The Haven” has allowed us to focus on producing fancy show-age heifers and high genomic heifers and bulls out of key cow families here at Fairmont Holsteins. 308 more words


My Cow

I love this cow!  On a trip to Lancaster County PA – on a road less traveled, there were of course the typical scenes of Lancaster; the farms, the Amish, the horses, the clothing hanging on the line, etc… But I was in hot pursuit of a Holstein cow!   176 more words

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Rehabbing a Cow

So we started the summer with five Holstein steer calves that I needed to bucket feed for the first month of their lives. Everything was going great, they were at my brother in law’s house on pasture getting only grass and having access to a protein bucket. 272 more words


Fingerprinting a dairy cow

I hate paperwork with a passion but a little ink drawing on one archived oversize envelope had me leaning back in my chair, smiling. And here it is. 197 more words


Autumn Calving Season

The Autumn cows have begun to calve on the farm in the last few days. 

With the mild, dry weather, it is fantastic conditions for autumn calving and it’s easy to get the freshly calved cows back out to grass immediately after calving. 401 more words

Elderly Iowa Veteran Fulfills Dream by Skydiving

HOLSTEIN, Iowa — A northwest Iowa veteran is making a longtime dream come true.

Don Schmidt of Holstein turns 80 this month and with the major milestone came a major wish. 174 more words