What makes a dairy cow like an Olympic athlete? The answer will surprise you!Read more
Category Archives: on the farm
Just like you and me, dairy cows perform best when they’re comfortable, able to socialize, and adequately nourished. Taking a virtual tour of Rickreall Dairy, I learned how cow care, cow comfort and cow nutrition translate into nutritious milk.Read more
Imagine picking up your milk in glass bottles directly from the dairy farm as the cows are mooing in the background – or having your milk delivered right to your door. Six dairy farms in Oregon are bringing forward these time-honored traditions with some delicious options.Read more
After stay-at-home orders cancelled Louie Kazemier’s plans to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his dairy farm with an open-house party, he decided to shift gears and help out the community instead.Read more
Threemile Canyon Farms in Boardman, Oregon, was one of three dairies nationwide – and the only one on the U.S. West Coast – to receive the award for Outstanding Dairy Sustainability.Read more
We’ve heard the old adage, “If you ate today, thank a farmer.” But who do you picture, when you think of a farmer? In today’s age, they are far from the stereotypes you learned about through nursery rhymes.
So today, we take a moment to recognize some of the hardworking women dairy farmers in Oregon.
“Why do we give food to cows that could be used to feed people?” Through this new video we produced with Oregon dairy farmer Derrick Josi (aka TDF Honest Farming), we’re answering this relatively common question by serving up a full helping of facts about what cows eat. We’re always working to address confusion and misconceptions about dairy. With moreRead more
Photos by Joy Foster For the second year in a row, Girl Scouts from Oregon and SW Washington gathered for a day of fun and education as they earned their dairy patch. And for many of the Girl Scouts, this was the first time they had ever visited a farm or seen a cow up close. The Oregon Dairy PatchRead more
When Louie Kazemier of Rickreall Dairy is looking to make an improvement on his farm, he prefers to do so with his eyes wide open. In the world of dairy, that means checking with others in the dairy industry – others who aren’t hesitant about sharing. “I put all new stalls and stanchions in the barns,” Kazemier said recently, “andRead more
On this Father’s Day, we offer this poem as a tribute to all of the hard-working dairy dads out there raising families and putting food on our tables.Read more