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Happy Birthday Moogle!

Posted Mar 24, 2014 News & Notes, Photo Galleries

Our special calf Moogle turned 1 year old last week, on March 19. We payed her a visit to wish her a happy birthday.

That’s right, it’s time to wish our special calf Moogle a Happy 1st Birthday! One year ago on March 19th this little calf was born here on the farm to her proud mama, Twitter. Wow, has she grown! And, she still has some growing to do before she is a full-sized, milk producing cow. Right now Moogle is what we in the dairy world refer to as a Yearling Heifer. In human years, she’s about the same age as a freshman college student. Moogle has decided to get her PhD in Milk Production, and in just one Cow Year we hope she’ll have a calf of her own and be producing milk full time for Country Dairy. For now she needs to eat a regular healthy diet, and enjoy life with her Heifer friends. We invite you to come out to our family farm where you can meet Moogle and her friends. Stay tuned for our next Moogle update.

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Moogle Report - 5-9-13

Posted May 09, 2013 News & Notes, Photo Galleries

Another Update on Moogle

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Moogle is growing fast. At 7 weeks old she is weighing in at about 180 pounds! She has just started the weaning process. She now gets her milk in the morning only. She misses her afternoon milk bottle and is happy to suck on your fingers in search of more milk. In a few weeks she will no longer get any milk in her diet. She has started eating a special grain mix that will help her to make the transition to a solid food-only diet. Cows have a very complex digestive system with 4 stomachs. A drastic change in their diet could make them very sick. They need to fully develop their 1st stomach-the Rumen, before they can eat a solid food-only diet. Soon, Moogle will be moving into a larger group of calves where she will eat mostly hay (dried grass/alfalfa). She and the rest of the calves enjoyed saying hi to the folks from Covenant Christian School of Ludington, today. We hope to see you all out on the farm this summer for a tour.

Moogle Report

Posted May 09, 2013 News & Notes, Photo Galleries

Another Update on Moogle

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Moogle is growing fast. At 7 weeks old she is weighing in at about 180 pounds! She has just started the weaning process. She now gets her milk in the morning only. She misses her afternoon milk bottle and is happy to suck on your fingers in search of more milk. In a few weeks she will no longer get any milk in her diet. She has started eating a special grain mix that will help her to make the transition to a solid food-only diet. Cows have a very complex digestive system with 4 stomachs. A drastic change in their diet could make them very sick. They need to fully develop their 1st stomach-the Rumen, before they can eat a solid food-only diet. Soon, Moogle will be moving into a larger group of calves where she will eat mostly hay (dried grass/alfalfa). She and the rest of the calves enjoyed saying hi to the folks from Covenant Christian School of Ludington, today. We hope to see you all out on the farm this summer for a tour.

Moogle Report

Posted May 09, 2013 News & Notes, Photo Galleries

Another Update on Moogle

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Moogle is growing fast. At 7 weeks old she is weighing in at about 180 pounds! She has just started the weaning process. She now gets her milk in the morning only. She misses her afternoon milk bottle and is happy to suck on your fingers in search of more milk. In a few weeks she will no longer get any milk in her diet. She has started eating a special grain mix that will help her to make the transition to a solid food-only diet. Cows have a very complex digestive system with 4 stomachs. A drastic change in their diet could make them very sick. They need to fully develop their 1st stomach-the Rumen, before they can eat a solid food-only diet. Soon, Moogle will be moving into a larger group of calves where she will eat mostly hay (dried grass/alfalfa). She and the rest of the calves enjoyed saying hi to the folks from Covenant Christian School of Ludington, today. We hope to see you all out on the farm this summer for a tour.

Moogle Report

Posted May 09, 2013 News & Notes, Photo Galleries

Another Update on Moogle

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Moogle is growing fast. At 7 weeks old she is weighing in at about 180 pounds! She has just started the weaning process. She now gets her milk in the morning only. She misses her afternoon milk bottle and is happy to suck on your fingers in search of more milk. In a few weeks she will no longer get any milk in her diet. She has started eating a special grain mix that will help her to make the transition to a solid food-only diet. Cows have a very complex digestive system with 4 stomachs. A drastic change in their diet could make them very sick. They need to fully develop their 1st stomach-the Rumen, before they can eat a solid food-only diet. Soon, Moogle will be moving into a larger group of calves where she will eat mostly hay (dried grass/alfalfa). She and the rest of the calves enjoyed saying hi to the folks from Covenant Christian School of Ludington, today. We hope you can come on out to the farm for a tour this summer and see Moogle for yourself.

Amateur Grillin’ Competition

Posted May 01, 2013 News & Notes, Farm Store News, Photo Galleries

Come on out and Grill at Country Dairy Memorial Day Weekend! If you'd like to enter, please email (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and we can send you the entry forms and info. Thanks!

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Photo: Snowmobile Demo and Vintage Show

Posted Dec 06, 2012 News & Notes, Farm Store News, Photo Galleries, Promotions

Country Dairy and Babbitt's Powersports are hosting a Snowmobile Demo. On Saturday January 12, 2013 from 11-3pm Bring the whole family out to Country Dairy for a fun day in the snow.

Maui—A New Calf

Posted Mar 21, 2011 News & Notes, Herd Updates, Photo Galleries

Many of the local children in West Michigan are following the story of Maui through Kidsville News. I thought this might be interesting for other people as well.

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Here’s the first installment with some pictures:
Calf Report 1

With this article, we are going to begin the “Calf Report”. We have picked one of our newborn Country Dairy heifer (girl) calves to watch her grow over the next year. Therefore, let me introduce you to “Maui”. Maui’s full name is “View-Home Time Maui” but that’s quite a mouthful to say, so we just call her “Maui”. She was born on January 8, 2011 to Mae, one of our best cows, and Klassic Big Time (Time) who is a very excellent bull (daddy).
What makes her mother one of our best cows? As you can see from the picture, Mae is very beautiful cow! She has good body conformation. That means that her body is shaped right in order to produce a lot of good tasty milk over her lifetime. Maui is Mae’s third baby. With her first two babies, Mae averaged making over 10 gallons of milk a day! Mae also has a high butter-fat and protein content in her milk. Those two milk ingredients are important because these are used for making butter, ice cream, and cheese!
Maui’s father, Time, is a young bull. However, Time comes from some great parents who are known for making lots of high butter-fat milk and producing daughters with good body conformation. These two things are important because we need good milk and good cows that make milk for a long time.
Because Maui comes from such great parents, Country Dairy expects her to grow into an excellent cow someday. It is important for us to take good care of Maui and our other calves. One of the most important things we do is feed them. You can see that one of the pictures shows Maui enjoying one of her first bottles of milk. Have a good time on the journey with us over the next few months as we watch this baby grow into a heifer.

Spring at Country Dairy

Posted Mar 10, 2010 Photo Galleries

Spring is coming-- we're beginning to see quite a bit of bare ground out in our fields. Soon all the fruit trees in the county will begin blooming. . . Spring is a beautiful time to come up to Country Dairy.

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10th Annual Ice Cream Social - July 4 2009

Posted Jun 26, 2009 News & Notes, Photo Galleries

Come visit our family farm on July 4 from 11am to 6pm for our 10th annual Ice Cream Social. There will be lots of free ice cream, kids activities, tours, wagon rides, cows, history, etc. Bring the family out and let us share our farm with you!

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