Dairy cows are the most amazing creatures because they can change many different kinds of feed
stuffs, by-products and marginal forages into nutrient rich milk! Many ingredients we feed cows are by-products; soybean meal is the by-product of soy oil, corn gluten is the by-product of corn syrup, brewers grain is the by-product of making beer, distillers grain is the by-product of producing ethanol, cottonseed is the by-product of cotton material/clothing, refused fruits/vegetables are the by-products of retail store food waste, almond hulls are the by-products of almond production and potatoes/skins are the by-products of potato chip manufacturing.
|This is our commodity barn - there's a different feed ingredient in each bay|
|Our cows consuming their feed|
The playground we created for visitors includes many recycled materials from our farm. . . .
|This slide is an old water trough|
|This fun "Tire Snake" is made of used tires|
Ohio Dairy Farmers – Caring for the Environment
This page features commonly asked questions with video answers from experts. Some of the
questions include; What regulations are in place to help protect the environment? How are dairy
farmers meeting today's environmental regulations? Or How do dairy farmers keep our water safe?
Dairy families celebrating Healthy People, Healthy Communities, and a Healthy Planet.
Dairy Farming Today – Environmental Care
This resource provides a Q&A about how dairy farmers care for the environment.
Improvements and efficiencies have enabled dairy to decrease their carbon footprint by 63% over the last 60 years. Today it takes less land, water, feed and resources to produce a gallon of milk.
|This Infographic explains how dairy farmers are stewards of the land|
From our farm to your home, happy Earth Day!