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I Was Born to Have a Dairy Cow

When I think back to my first memories, one thing comes to mind – cows. While most young girls were playing with dolls or pretending to be a princess, I spent hours pretending to be a dairy farmer with my little sister.  At age 3, I began a quest to master the art of drawing… cows of course, and continually filled my parents’ days with nonstop conversation about everything cow!  

A Pumpkin Tradition

October might just be the coziest month of the year.  It’s finally boot and scarf season, leaves are falling, crockpot recipes and Halloween costumes fill your Pinterest feed, and pumpkin has made its way into EVERYTHING.  Yes, October is a very good month.  Thank goodness October has five weekends because we have some serious fall business to attend to.

All About Holsteins

There are nearly 480 dairy farms in Washington state, home to 262,000 contented dairy cows. There are seven major dairy cow breeds, all of which can be found in Washington: Holsteins, Jerseys, Guernseys, Ayrshires, Brown Swiss, Milking Shorthorns and Dutch Belted. While each breed plays a role in Washington dairy farming, Holsteins are by far the most common and the most recognizable.
 
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This Flood Happened

Chehalis River Flood Impact on Dairy Farmers of Washington
In December 2007, Southwest Washington faced one of the biggest floods in our state’s history when the Chehalis River overflowed its banks and poured into the basin. Small businesses, homes, schools, and Interstate 5 were all submerged. Local dairy farmers were also hit hard, their entire livelihoods washed downstream. The only thing more astonishing than the destruction was the recovery.
 

Using Robotics to Be a Better Farmer

DeLaval Milking Robotics Help Austin Dairy Farm in Oakville, Washington

Robots. They rove the red sands of Mars and threaten to take over the world in science fiction movies. But in Oakville, Washington, robots are doing something much different. Just 90 miles south of Seattle, the robots on the Austin family's dairy farm are making life a whole lot better for cows and for the farmers.  

Dairy Cow Breeds

When you think of a dairy cow, the mental picture that pops up in your brain probably depicts a black and white bovine with a shiny coat and an eraser-pink nose. There’s no doubt Holsteins are the most common dairy cow, but they’re not the only breed of cattle that produce dairy products. Holsteins, Jerseys, Guernseys, Ayrshires, Brown Swiss, Milking Shorthorns and Dutch Belted are the seven major dairy cow breeds, and they can all be found in Washington State.

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Fresh Milk From Farm to Fridge

To provide the highest quality product, the Dairy Farmers of Washington work hard to bring fresh milk from the farm to your fridge. It takes just 48 hours for milk to travel from the milking parlor to your local grocery store. Sometimes farm fresh milk is available for sale in stores the very next day. Learn more about milk's journey from farm to fridge...

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