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June, 2017

Animal Whisperers: Music Soothes the Savage…er…Gentle Beasts

We wanted to share with you a few of our secrets around keeping animals happy and healthy. Sure, excellent diet from pasture and plenty of time outdoors are the rock solid foundation to excellent animal care, but there’s a lot more to it than that. We want to share a few tricks of the organic …

June 15th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in CROPP Culture, Organic Farming


On the Record: Organic Valley Strongly Supports USDA Organic Animal Care Standards

Organic Valley strongly supports the USDA’s final rule on organic animal care standards. Our farmer-owned cooperative, which works with thousands of organic dairy, hog and poultry producers, has long advocated for action to clarify the conditions and expectations for animal care in organic farming. We have lived with inconsistencies in organic livestock and poultry production …

January 20th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, On The Record, Organic Farming


What You Need to Know About the USDA Organic Animal Welfare Regulations

On April 7th, the USDA proposed new organic animal welfare regulations. The long-awaited regulations would provide better living conditions, including more access to the outdoors, for animals raised for organic meat and poultry, and for organic egg production. The regulations stand to improve the lives of millions of animals and uphold the integrity of the USDA …

May 18th, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, On The Record


Why did our %#$!!# chickens cross the road?

Remember a while back when I blamed last year’s turkeys for our chickens’ sudden bad behavior? I may have to take it back, even though the turkeys won’t have the luxury to gloat after my heartfelt apology. Sorry. Our chickens used to be such good citizens. After at least twelve years minding their own business …

May 2nd, 2016  |  Posted by Andy Radtke | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Sustainable Living


Weird, Wacky Animals on our Farm

Since we are a dairy farm, we have many cows and calves.  But, we also have two horses, three dogs, and many, many cats.  We have one mother cat called “chewy” and she has had three kittens.  They are “Sewy, Jethro, and Oreo”.  Sewy has fallen into an old well on our farm and we …

September 7th, 2013  |  Posted by Theresa Westaby | Published in Family, Featured Post, Organic Farming, Outdoors  |  1 Comment


9 Ways You and Your Animals Can Beat the Heat

Get Muddy It’s not just pigs that enjoy a good mud bath.  In fact, spas across the country offer mud baths at a premium to guests wanting to relieve arthritis, muscle aches, and exfoliate the skin.  If the spa isn’t your jam, you can always c’mon over to La Farge, WI on July 4th and …

July 22nd, 2013  |  Posted by Callie Herron | Published in Featured Post, Health & Wellness, Outdoors  |  1 Comment


 
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