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Dairy Farmers for the Future

For young dairy farmers to get better ideas for their future, to meet and become friends and get together! Started by FFF member Eric Baeten.

Location: New Franken, Wisconsin
Members: 143
Latest Activity: Jun 20

Discussion Forum

advice for starting my own herd

Started by Andy Brubaker. Last reply by Andy Brubaker Sep 19, 2013. 7 Replies

cross breeding dairy cows

Started by Lawrence Quimby. Last reply by Andy Brubaker Sep 15, 2013. 5 Replies

Dairy Expansion/ ideas

Started by craig rieckmann. Last reply by Jill Heemstra Oct 13, 2012. 5 Replies

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Comment by Mike Donovan on December 24, 2012 at 10:26am

I am looking for useful ideas and innovations made by farmers for their own use. As a dairy farmer of 25 years I make and adapt things like many others, and some of these items are as useful as anything bought in the farm suppliers. I publish them in a magazine for UK farmers and others across the globe. Ideas as simple as making a cow halter from a single length of rope by simply making a loop at one end (the halter is easier to put on the regular ones which have to be pushed over the ears) to home made back-flush equip. for milking parlours.  If you have a useful Gizmo, please let me know!!  Mike  

Comment by Jill Heemstra on November 11, 2011 at 5:12pm

I'm working on a project that is going to develop some smartphone apps aimed at assisting farmers with their environmental management (especially manure management). Are there any apps you wish you had to help you identify management actions, keep records, find educational videos/publications etc. All sorts of animal ag ideas are welcomed...I want to be sure these apps are something that people really can use. Thanks!

Comment by Nick Baney on July 5, 2011 at 2:11pm
my brother and i are looking to expand our herd by leasing cows. from one of the adds in the hoards dairyman. has anyone done this and if so, what was your experience?
Comment by Preston Kurz on April 3, 2011 at 8:30pm
Anyone interested in dairy farming in central Nebraska? Could use your help.
Comment by Frank N Smith on February 6, 2011 at 12:08pm

I was wondering if anybody knows of a good dairy processor to contract with for milk production in south central VA area. I was thinking about the Maola Coop does anyone have any experience with them or any others. Is there any producer that offers any kind of premium for grass based dairy other than just organic.


Comment by Mike Donovan on March 13, 2010 at 6:10am
I recently visited a 130 cow herd which has had zero mastitis cases in two years, the result of back-flushing the clusters between cows. He built his own for £1,200 in a 20:20 parlour. Details in the latest issue of

Farm Ideas.
Comment by Nathaniel Carter on February 22, 2010 at 2:52pm
Five new calves this morning, three where born in about a half hour. All our up and doing great.
Comment by Vasil on February 18, 2010 at 2:00pm
Hallo, i am farmer from ukraine. i have more than 450 ha. can anybody invesigate us. in the future we can have 1500 ha. my email:
Comment by Jen Joyce on February 5, 2010 at 11:37am
I have a 3 month old heifer that is coughing. she has phenumona, is in a well ventilated shed, has already gotten nuflor and draxin shots and is getting worse. It is cold and raining. Any suggestions???
Comment by jeremy gerow on February 3, 2010 at 3:39pm
its a 80 cow freestall problay the early 1990s . we have all our own feed thats how we got into this barn is the guy that was renting before us went out and the feed on the bunks was ours land owner has an additonal 80 acres that we can spread manure on and or rent back from him for hay or pasture on the flip side we also provided the feed to the 600 cow dairy that my father rented out the rent check came on the first and the feed check came on the 20 as milk check deductions.

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