About Dairy Moos

About Dairy Moos

About Dairy Moos

Welcome to the Dairy Moos blog! Dairy Moos is a play on words, creating a fun environment for dairy news (moos). The goal of this blog is to share “moosworthy information” (newsworthy information) about the dairy farming today and important happening on our dairy farm. Hopefully this blog will help people learn about various aspects of dairy and what happens on a real dairy farm. Visit regularly for new postings

About Me

I am a 3rd generation dairyman in California, and our dairy farm is a reflection of the American dream. My grandfather came to America from Europe with hardly anything except his appreciation for hard work and was able to start his own dairy farm to start producing high quality, nutritious milk.

Today, I am actively taking part in the farms daily responsibilities and am excited to be following in the footsteps of my dad and grandpa. I’m well qualified to be in the dairy industry, and have degrees in dairy science, and dairy processing (yes, dairy science is a real degree).

Get My Perspective

Many people today believe that dairy farming has been taken over by large corporations, but a recent study done shows that most dairies are family owned. In fact, 99% of dairy farms in California are family owned and operated. My whole family is involved on the dairy. My sisters are take care of the baby calves, and my brothers and I take care of the cows. There are eight kids in our family, so the dairy is definitely a family affair!

Milk is one of life’s most nutritious foods. Yet the internet has been spreading false ideas and misconceptions. That’s why I started writing this blog, to correct the information and post truth.

12 COMMENTS

  1. I’m a vegan. However, I believe that I am open minded enough to listen to all sides of an argument and evaluate all possibilities. (I’m also a family mediator, so I sort of have to be open minded!)

    I gave up all animal products, first, because of severe health issues (diabetes, high cholesterol, high BP, etc) and research which lead me to try a vegan diet (Dr. Neal Barnard’s book, Program To Reverse Diabetes). Following that program was successful; within 3 months all my numbers were healthy.

    Seeing how effective a vegan diet was for my health convinced me to stay away from animal products – meat, dairy, eggs. I have also become very interested in what I consider unhealthy trends in the animal farming industry. Most of the information that makes the news is, of course, inflammatory, as with all other subjects. Therefore, I am glad to see a reasoned voice from “the other side.”

    I do have acquaintances who raise cattle in a way similar to the methods you portray. They, too, object to the generalizations that all cattle raising is the factory-farm kind. I have subscribed to your blog so that I can follow your information, and I will advise others to read and consider your points.

    I will never go back to eating meat because of my health conditions, but I am glad to see that you and other ranchers take care of your animals. I sincerely believe that when God gave us “dominion” over animals He intended for us to care and watch over and provide for them.

    Thank you for creating this blog.

  2. Thanks for taking the time to comment on my blog! I really appreciate the feedback. If you have any specific questions or want my opinion about dairy, cows, or dairy products in general let me know, and I’ll do a posting!

    I’m glad that you willing to listen to all sides of an argument. You are a rare breed. Many people are dead set in an opinion, but don’t even want to listen to other sides.

    That was basically my goal to writing this blog, to even out the argument. As a dairyman, we spend the majority of our time working on the farm, and very little time talking to people about what we do.

    When I read things about dairy, I find that the people writing have little knowledge of the dairy industry, what goes on at the dairy, and about dairy products in general. I spent the last 5 years of my life in college at California Polytechnic State University, one of the most prominent universities for dairy in the world, learning about dairy cows, and dairy products so I think I can answer many questions about this topic.

    I have found that a lot of the negative health claims against milk are actually waning as new research is done on milk and dairy products. There are actually some really great benefits to eating a balanced diet with dairy products! Many of the negative aspects of dairy products are actually completely false, like antibiotics. I will be doing a posting on this later.

    I’m not trying to negate what Dr. Barnard’s program is about. If you were able to get better following his program, that’s great!

    Yes, God did intend for us to watch over and care for animals. Our family has spent our lives taking care of the cows on our dairy and it’s really in our best interest to take care of them. Hopefully though this blog people can realize this!

    Thanks again, and let me know if you have any questions!

  3. HEY I LIVE IN INDIA, AND MY ANCESTORS WERE GIVING GREAT RESPECT TO COWS BUT I AM LIVING IN CITY AND DON`T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THERE IMPORTANCE WILL U PLEASE WRITE ABOUT IT, ALSO DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INDIAN BREED AND JERSY COWS

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