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Guest Blog: South Dakota Dairy Princess Morgan Kohl

6/18/2018 - Hello Everyone! My name is Morgan Kohl and I am excited to be serving as the 2018-19 South Dakota Dairy Princess. I recently graduated from Waverly-South Shore High School. This fall, I plan on attending South Dakota State University for a double major in dairy production and animal science. I pla... Read More

Rural Dictionary: Parlor

6/1/2018 - Parlor (n.) : When on a dairy you might hear the farmer say that the cows are in the parlor. The parlor or milking parlor, refers to a room in or attached to the barn on a modern dairy farm that is maintained exclusively for the milking of cows. This is the room where the cows go to be milked, usu... Read More

Rural Dictionary: Grain Fed vs. Grass Fed Beef

5/3/2018 - Grain fed beef (noun) – Beef from cattle that have been fed a diet that includes grains, such as corn or soybeans. This term specifically refers to how cattle are fed in the last stages of life, as all cattle are born in pastures and stay there with their mother until weaning. These cattle are t... Read More

Rural Dictionary: Cow-Calf

4/10/2018 -   Cow-Calf (adj.) : When asking famers what type of farm they have, you might hear them say they have a “cow-calf” operation. This means that this farmer has chosen to focus on taking care of momma cows and their baby calves. It takes a lot of work to make sure that the cows get pregnant, ha... Read More