It’s easy to see what’s important to the Hoffmans: cows and family.
“Family is pretty much the reason we are here,” said daughter Tricia.
Pictured: Jordan Matthews, Tim Strobel, Lloyd Holterman and Daphne Holterman
“Let the cow be a cow,” says Lloyd Holterman. It’s a mantra that drives his operation, Rosy Lane Holsteins LLC, to raise healthier, happier and longer-living animals.
First, some background. How long have you been involved in the agriculture – and specifically dairy—industry?
In his role working with dairy producers for the Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program, Fabian Bernal can confidently say that animal care and farming practices are better than ever before.
“We have learned a lot from farmers and their cows, and we’re improving the care that cows receive as a result.”
This post was written by Marie Goedert, a dairy farmer in Fort Morgan, Colo.
June 6, 2015, was one of the hardest days of our lives. That was the day we were notified that our farm was under investigation for animal abuse, based on video footage of a few of our workers taken by an undercover Mercy for Animals activist who was employed at our dairy.
While we had already terminated the employees in question prior to any knowledge of the video, we decided to take this whole situation as a learning experience to improve our on-farm practices.