June 8, 2017

June is National Dairy month. For a cow-obsessed country girl like me, that represents a perfect 30 days of everything dairy. Certainly my kind of month!

Dairy Month began 80 years ago as National Milk Month and is still going strong today. It is a time to celebrate all things dairy from the farmers, to the new innovative technologies on farms to the delicious dairy products.

June 5, 2017

What is Cottage Cheese?  

When you think about dairy, milk, yogurt, and cheese (and probably ice cream – I mean how can anyone forget that) are the products that most likely jump to mind. But one delicious dairy product that doesn’t get much attention is good ol’ cottage cheese. This delicious food can be a bit mysterious so we are going to give you a backstage pass to all things cottage cheese. 

June 5, 2017

Doesn’t it seem like there are hundreds of different options in the dairy aisle of your grocery store? From 1% milk to full-fat milk to milk alternatives you didn't even know existed like cashew beverage or hemp milk beverage, there is never a shortage of options. It can be overwhelming and confusing. But, among all the choices, there is one important thing to ask yourself - what is in your beverage of choice?

June 2, 2017

When it comes to jobs in Washington, you may automatically think of Amazon or Microsoft. Given Washington’s technological reputation, there’s a natural tendency to think about the urban “tech jobs” of Redmond and Seattle. What you may not think about right away is the economic importance of agriculture to the state. We’re not just talking apples, milk is the second leading commodity in the state and is doing wonders for the economy.  

June 2, 2017

Cows are coming to Bellevue June 26 – July 1.  You won’t see them at Nordstrom or Kate Spade but – you may see them lounging at the Hyatt – host site for the 2017 National Holstein Convention.

The Washington State Holstein Association, an association of Washington State Holstein Breeders, is eager to host Holstein enthusiasts from around the US. The state association has plans for formal activities for both adults and juniors including Dairy Knowledge exams for Junior attendees and a cow sale on the evening of June 30th.

June 1, 2017

Roger Blok has had the same nightly ritual for over 40 years.  Roger’s wife Jackie says that she can almost set her clock to it. 

“At around 9:00 every night, Roger goes out to check on the cows.  He walks the barn to see if any of the girls are calving or having any problems,” says Jackie. “He keeps track of the cows he checks by writing down their tag numbers.  The other night he forgot to bring a notebook and he remembered all of the cow numbers the next morning from the night before.  He joked that he wished he could remember people’s names that well!”

June 1, 2017

Dairy Month Farmer Photo Contest

To celebrate June Dairy Month, join our month-long social media photo contest. Each week has a different photo challenge (see the graphic below) and if you post it using the #wamilksplash, we might post it onto our Facebook page. Each week we will randomly select a participant to win a DFW prize.


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