These concepts make sense to me. But why would someone have to become a vegan to achieve a healthy lifestyle and show compassion for animals? I provide nutritious foods for my family and we care about animals and we’re not vegan.
|My husband, Lad, feeding a calf inside her cozy hutch|
We livestock farmers understand consumers want to be reassured that the animals providing meat, dairy and eggs are well cared for, treated with respect and don’t suffer. We know you want to feed your family healthy foods and feel good about what you’re eating.
|Our cows stay warm in their barn on a cold winter day|
Many in agriculture are opening the doors of their farms so consumers can see what’s happening. I do this on our dairy by hosting tour groups and utilizing social media such as Facebook, YouTube and this blog to communicate with consumers. I want to hear your questions and engage in discussions. I want you to see how we treat our cows and feel good about consuming dairy products.
|Lad and our sons heading out to feed the calves|
|How many authors have fed calves when it's zero degrees?|
As a result of Oprah’s show, many in agriculture are inviting Oprah to spend the day at their farm to learn about animal agriculture. In fact, there’s a Facebook page dedicated to it at Oprah, come visit my farm. I hope Oprah will take us up on our offer and visit some farms across this nation. I bet she’ll be pleasantly surprised by what she finds.