Monday, May 02, 2016

Cutleaf Toothwort

Thought I'd give you an update on the dairy. Carol, the dairy owner, said they were in plans to build a heifer barn across the road from their house. A heifer barn would be for those animals too old to be housed in the calf barn but not yet producing milk so not  part of the herd in the cow barn. For these "tween" years the dairy has been shipping the young stock to another farm that specializes in raising them. However, the new and innovative calf barn (Remember - I put pictures out while it was being built) has turned out to be so successful that the dairy has more calves than ever growing up.  The farm they were shipping young stock to can't handle the increased number of animals so the dairy decided to raise them on-site. I was pleased to hear the calf barn was doing so well but puzzled why they didn't plan on building the heifer barn closer to the calf barn, cow barn, and milking parlor complex. Carol started waving her arms as she pointed out where the addition to the existing milking parlor, the second milking parlor, and increased barn space would be eventually going up. There wouldn't be any room left near the current buildings for a new heifer barn. Success is a good problem to have.

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