Crazy Moos

Moosworthy Information Straight from the Dairy!

Meet the Other Dairy Pets!

Just like any other farm or dairy, cats plague our dairy. The cats have a job at the dairy, to help keep the mice population at bay, at least the ones that eat mice. Most of the cats have a pretty easy life on the dairy since there’s a lot of easy food. So keeping mice at bay is not always a priority for them.

The cat population on our dairy has been exploding. Our cat family started out when some friends wanted to give away some of their cats. We happily accepted, and it’s been pretty interesting since then.

We started with Tigger, Montague (AKA Monty), Oliver (AKA Lollipop), Snuggles, and Rosie. Then two of them got together and now we also have Scooter, Mickey, Miney (AKA Nancy), Nugget and Smudge. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were more later.

We have so many pictures of these cats I thought I’d post some pictures of them.

Rusty and Ace are our 2 dogs. Rusty is the German Sheppard, who at this point is over 10 years old, named because he is pretty rusty looking. Rusty likes to keep Ace in line. Ace, the black and white one, is the herding dog and is named because we picked him up for free at an Ace Hardware store for free. He is a pretty energetic dog with hobbies including herding cows, feeding baby calves, and halting calves.

The following are a few pictures: (most are of Smudge and Scooter)

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Crazy Moos

About Crazy Moos

Welcome to the Crazy Moos blog! Crazy Moos is a play on words, basically trying to create a fun environment (crazy) for dairy news (moos). The overall goal of this blog is to communicate “moosworthy information” (newsworthy information) about the dairy industry and important happening on the dairy farm. Hopefully this blog will help people learn about various aspects of the dairy industry and what happens on the dairy farm. Visit regularly for new blog postings!

About Me

I am a 3rd generation dairyman in California, and our dairy farm really is a reflection of the American dream. My grandfather came to America from Europe after World War II in search of greater opportunities, and a safer place to raise a family. He came to America with hardly anything except his exceptional appreciation for hard work. My grandpa after a few years was able to start his own dairy farm and start producing high quality, nutritious milk. In the 70’s, he moved the operation to a more remote area (our current location), and started growing the herd.

Today, I am actively taking part in the farms daily responsibilities. I’m well qualified to be in the dairy industry, and consider myself pretty knowledgeable about the dairy industry having just graduating college with a degrees in dairy science, and dairy processing.

Many people today believe that the dairy industry has been taken over by large corporate farms, 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 caretakers of the baby calves, and we guys take care of the cows. There are eight kids in our family, so the dairy is definitely a family affair!

Milk is one of the world’s most nutritious natural products. So many people today are forgetting that milk is filled with many different nutrients, all combined to work in synergy together to maximize the body’s absorption of these nutrients. It’s the perfect blend of nutrients, in nature’s most natural product.

Milk, it’s a natural product, that’s naturally good for you!

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