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This Iowa family built a business around their family's needs. With goats and sheep they create homemade skin products and artisan cheeses.
A small flock of dairy sheep will provide milk for specialty cheeses and other products
A few of my favorite cheeses, such as Pecorino and Ricotta, are made from sheep milk. Sheep milk is rich in fat, solids, and minerals. This makes it ideal for making cheese, yogurt, soap, and lotion...
First generation farmers grow a business—and a fulfilling rural life.
This micro-creamery specializes in the local touch
Karen and Jake Fairbairn of Arkville, New York, wanted to handle every facet of owning and running a micro-creamery; milking the cows, making gelato mix, and freezing the finished product. Gelato is...
You don't need a large facility to pasteurize small amounts of dairy
Radio interview source: Tom Gilbert, Director of Sales and Marketing, Bob White Systems Listen to the radio mp3 or read below All milk that is bought at the grocery store has been...
Nobody works harder than a dairy farmer. Bob was called out yesterday to treat a cow at Jim Schimelfenig's farm. Jim is one of only three dairy farmers left in our county. I'm not sure how...
Pat Elliott, who makes award-winning cheese…thanks to her dog.
Radio interview source: Dr. Pat Elliott, Owner, Everona Dairy Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Pat Elliott of Rapidan, Virginia is a family practice doctor. She also makes...
For the Lemke family, the art of cheesemaking is down to a science, and the results are delicious. By Tracey Kelley
There's been a lot of interest in the dairy goat industry over the past year. I get many calls asking about dairy goats: how much land it takes to raise them, what to feed them, and how to manage...
Not only can goats serve as friendly pets, but also they can provide a source of income – a possible lucrative alternative to cattle and sheep.
Raising dairy goats Not only can goats serve as friendly pets, but also they can provide a source of income -- a possible lucrative alternative to cattle and sheep. You might actually be...