Dairy farmers use technology to help their farms be more efficient and to keep their cows comfortable. From back-scratchers to fitbits, technology improves animal care on dairy farms!
In honor of Turkey Lover’s Month, I’d like to share some insights I learned from visiting a turkey farm and a cranberry bog.
As a student studying animal agriculture and science at a diverse university, I have found that one question takes prevalence over all others regarding dairy: “Why do dairy farmers take the baby calves away from their mothers?”
Farmers and ranchers are using technology to improve animal health, welfare, reproduction, record keeping and much more.
Farmers are dedicated to the health and well-being of their animals. So when the weather gets hot and humid, they take many steps to ensure their livestock are happy and healthy!
Farmers are the 24/7 caretakers of livestock and poultry – whether it’s 64 degrees or -2 degrees!
We’ve all heard the word sustainability, but what does it really mean? For farmers and ranchers, it’s a promise to future generations.
As I took the time to think of all the reasons I’m grateful for farmers, I realized most of them centered around the sacrifices farmers make in putting others – especially their livestock – before themselves.
Some children grow up in the suburbs, others in the big city, some live in large mansions, others in small apartment buildings, but I believe I had the best place of all to grow up.
We all have our preferences regarding the types of foods we like to purchase and eat, but our purchasing decisions should be based on facts, not fear and misinformation.