Jun 27

Are You Getting an Average of 12,113 kg of Milk per Cow per Lactation?

Are You Getting an Average of 12,113 kg of Milk per Cow per Lactation?

Nowe Jankowice Stud, founded in 1952, is capable of these production levels. The farm is currently owned by the Agricultural Property Agency of the State Treasury and consists of 2,593 hectares which holds 1,548 cattle including 650 dairy cows. Their most productive cow produced 17,818 kg of milk in a single lactation.

How did they do it? Andrzej Mandecki, the Chairman of the Stud explains how they achieve these levels:

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Jun 26

A Day On Farm

A Day On Farm

Working at a dairy farm is one of the most demanding jobs I know. Every day, farmers have to control a number of factors influencing their final production: they milk, assist during deliveries, inseminate, cure, feed, manage and make decisions that influence development, direction and the future of the farm. As a regular visitor to dairy farms, I honestly really admire them. Every day I suggest the best possible solutions and support their view to consistently improve performance. It means spending a lot of time in cow barns analyzing, counting, calculating, formulating…

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Jun 26

Polish Dairy Heroes: Mlekoland sp. z o.o.

Polish Dairy Heroes: Mlekoland sp. z o.o.

This week we visited the Mlekoland sp. z o.o. farm in Opole, Poland. There are 3 different shareholders with a stake in the farm.

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Jun 20

We are Proud to be Farmers

We are Proud to be Farmers

We went to visit SAT Doroña, a farm created by merging three family farms about 10 years ago.

José Ramón is the manager (center) and is in charge of the farm work. Suso (right) looks after the daily milking, in addition to caring for the health and reproductive status of their herd. Ricardo (left) takes care of animal nutrition and helps Suso in daily milking chores. They have a total of 270 animals of which 136 are dairy cows. They work on 80 hectares devoted to forage production, mostly corn for silage.

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