Videos

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Beginning Dairy Farmer Video-Schanbacher Acres-Part 6

Part VI of our Beginning Dairy Farmer Video series features the Shanbacher Dairy and the Confinement Freestall System and the Low Cost TRANS Iowa Parlor they have chosen. Beginning Farmers have various dairy system options as they begin their careers and the Shanbachers picked their system because they felt they could best control the cow’s diets and their environment, have great milking efficiency and best profit from dairy this way.

Beginning Dairy Farmer Video-Gaul Dairy-Part 5

Part V of our Beginning Dairy Farmer Video features the Gaul Dairy and the grazing dairy system they have chosen. Beginning Farmers have various dairy system options as they begin their careers and the Gaul’s picked their system because they loved working with grazing as a means of lowering costs and felt they could best profit from dairy this way. The Gaul’s followed ISU Extension’s Millionaire Model Dairy Farm Project and have done well in doing so.

Beginning Dairy Farmer Video-Lynch Dairy-Part 4

Part IV of our Beginning Dairy Farmer Video series features the Lynch Dairy focusing on the Organic dairy system they have chosen. Beginning Farmers have various dairy system options as they begin their careers and the Lynch’s picked their system because of the increased milk prices, soil and animal health, and felt they could best profit from dairy this way while maximizing labor efficiency in their milking system.

Beginning Dairy Farmer Video-Grassway Farm-Part 3

Part III of our Beginning Dairy Farmer Video series features the Grassway Farm and their grazing dairy with one of the best Low Cost TRANS Iowa Parlors in Iowa. Beginning Farmers have various dairy system options as they begin their careers. They picked their system because of reduced costs and labor efficiency with nice facilities and felt they could best profit from dairy this way.

Beginning Dairy Farmer Video-Peake Dairy-Part 2

Part II of our Beginning Dairy Farmer Video series features the Peake Dairy and the Organic, Grass-fed system they have chosen. Beginning Farmers have various dairy system options as they begin their careers and the Peake's picked their system because they loved working with grass pastures and not using chemicals and with the low costs, could best profit from dairy this way.

Beginning Dairy Farmer Video-Gibbs Dairy-Part 1

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach welcomes you to Part I of our Beginning Dairy Farmer Video series featuring the Gibbs Dairy and the Confinement Freestall System they have chosen. Beginning Farmers have various dairy system options as they begin their careers and the Gibbs picked their system because they felt they could best control the cow’s diets and environment and best profit from dairy this way. Chris Gibbs shares his thoughts on their conventional dairy system.