Tag: agriculture

Dairy Farming

When cows don’t get pregnant

Our veterinarian was about half way through his list of cows at our last herd health visit when we began to realize there was a problem. A majority of our eligible cows were open, meaning only a few of the cows who could become pregnant were pregnant. Just 8 weeks prior to this we had …

Agriculture

Farm Kid Safety

When was the last time you talked about safety on your farm?  Farming is one of today’s most dangerous jobs because of the machinery and work farmers and ranchers face every day.  There is an estimated 893,000 youth under the age of 20 growing up on farms in the United States (according to a 2014 …

Meet MI Farmers

Meet MI Farmers | Lemajru Dairy Farm, LLC

By Abigail O’Farrel “My name is Abigail O’Farrell.  I am a fourth generation dairy farmer with my husband, Michael O’Farrell, my brother Reuben Nelkie, and parents, Charles and Julie Nelkie.  Our farm is Lemajru Dairy Farm, LLC.  We milk 115 registered Holstein in our two Lely astronaut automatic milking systems.    It has taken me a …