Posts Tagged ‘dairy farmer’

Animals Have the Right to Welfare

Guest blogger, Jessica Peters, is a 5th generation dairy farmer in northwest Pennsylvania.

A look at animal rights vs. animal welfare.

I’ve never met a person who thought animal abuse was ok. Even though they don’t have the range of emotions that humans do, they still feel, and most people would agree that animals should be treated with love and respect. Unfortunately, for all the good people in the world who believe that animals shouldn’t be abused, it still happens. And when it does, it brings up a lot of emotions from a lot of different people. Then it brings up a whole new argument. Animal rights versus animal welfare, which should you believe? Do you even know the difference? Though the wording is only slightly different, the difference in beliefs is huge. And what each group stands for is even bigger.

Guest Blog: Moos and Shakes

Guest blogger, Katrina Bliss, is the 2017-2018 Huntingdon County Dairy Princess

We all have childhood dreams. Some of these include becoming superheroes, star athletes or doctors. Sometimes, we dream of owning a big house, a pony or being the tallest person in our class. My childhood dream, along with becoming a vet and someday owning a giraffe, was to become a dairy princess.

Guest Blog: Avoiding the Expiration Date for American Dairy Farms

Guest blogger, Tony W. Rice is an Agribusiness Student at The Pennsylvania State University

 “This milk expires in three days. Are you sure you don’t want me to get you a different gallon?”

The cashier’s question caught me off-guard as I was progressing through the checkout line in the midst of my weekly shopping excursion. Never one to refuse a good challenge, I politely declined her offer and took the gallon with full faith in my milk consumption abilities. Having been raised on a small dairy farm, milk has been a staple in my diet since childhood. Sadly, an increasing number of consumers throughout the U.S. cannot say the same.

Guest Blog: No Days Off

Guest blogger, Yvonne Longenecker, is the 2017-2018 Pennsylvania State Dairy Princess

Christmas is just around the corner. It’s a time for family, friends and celebrating the holiday season. For most, it is a day off to relax and enjoy the holiday. But, dairy farmers cannot take a day off. Their farms operate 365 days a year so you can have food on your table three times a day, even Christmas day. Taking that into consideration, it is interesting to what has changed in Christmas past to today for dairy farmers.

Guest Blog: How Our Dairy Dilemma Will Affect You

Guest blogger, Jessica Peters, is a 5th generation dairy farmer in northwest Pennsylvania.

By now, most of the country knows that things aren’t great in the dairy industry. The mainstream media is reporting on dairy farms being shut off by milk processing plants, and depression and suicide rates are higher than ever among farmers.

Between animal rights extremists with their false claims and extremely low profit margins, dairy farmers are feeling less hope for the future now more than ever.