One thing every dairy farmer has in common is we work every holiday. Ask any dairy farmer what their typical workweek is and they will usually respond “I work everyday and usually 60-70 hours a week”. Even when the schools, post office, banks, and Federal and State offices close for another mandatory holiday, the cows need to be milked and fed. But just because dairy farmers put in long hours taking care of their cows and farms, they can still have some fun. Check out this picture of a cute Brown Swiss calf.
Originating in the Swiss Alps, Brown Swiss adapt well to high altitudes and hot or cold climates, while producing large volumes of milk, ideal for cheese-making. Their unique ability to yield high components with an ideal fat-to-protein ratio sets them apart from other dairy breeds. Correct feet and legs, well-attached udders and dairy strength contribute to their exceptional productive life, allowing them to thrive in any modern dairy set-up. Style, balance and fancy frames also make Brown Swiss easy winners at county, state, national and international shows.
Holstein dairy cattle dominate this country’s milk production industry. The reason for their popularity is clear: unexcelled production, greater income over feed costs, unequaled genetic merit, and adaptability to a wide range of environmental conditions. Added up, this means more profit for the dairy producer who milks Holsteins. This point becomes even clearer when you consider that nine of every 10 dairy producers currently milk Holsteins.
As you can see, dairy farmers can have fun during the holidays creating a little Christmas Magic with one of our baby calves. One must admit they are pretty adorable!!
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