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Crazy Moo’s Top Posts of 2010

Well 2010 is officially over, and I leaned a few things blogging about dairy last year. The top posting indicate what people are interested in learning about. To be honest, I was a bit surprised to find out so many people were interested in learning if there is antibiotics in their milk. Before I wrote the posting, I just assumed it was common knowledge that there are no antibiotics in milk.

WordPress supplied me with some interesting year end numbers:

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 3,900 times in 2010. That’s about 9 full 747s. In 2010, you wrote 28 new posts, not bad for the first year! You uploaded 166 pictures, taking up a total of 26mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

Your busiest day of the year was July 12th with 152 views. The most popular post that day was Antibiotics in my Milk?.

The following are Crazy Moo’s top postings of 2010!

1 – Antibiotics in my Milk?

Antibiotics in milk

The top Crazy Moos posting of 2010 was Antibiotics in my Milk? This posting sought to explain how antibiotics are used on the dairy farm, how cows treated with antibiotics are separated from the rest of the herd, and that it is illegal for antibiotics to be in our milk. If we ship milk from our dairy farm that has traces of antibiotics, our farm is severely penalized. If it happens more than 3 times, our license to produce milk is taken away. 

I was a bit surprised after doing a quick Google search on the topic. There are many sources of misinformation. In fact, I think the truth on this topic is not very prevalent on the web. I hope more dairy producers write more on the internet about how antibiotics are used on their operations, and how antibiotics can be used responsibly and keep them out of the milk. This posting comes to the top 10 search results if you Google the question, “Are there Antibiotics in my Milk?”

2 – Baby Calf Care on the Dairy

Baby Calf

The next most popular posting was Baby Calf Care on the Dairy. This posting sought to educate people about how we take care of the baby calves on the dairy farm. We treat these babies with the most care we can give because they are the farms future. If you don’t treat calves well, your operation will not be successful in the long run. Along with some good information, this posting also provided an array of cute pictures. Go read it if you haven’t read it yet!

3 – Wubbzy, An Example Dairies Care!

This was on of my first postings that became viral early on. Wow Wow Wubbzy, Wubbzy Wubbzy Wow Wow, the small calf with a horribly long name. This posting remained the top post for many months. After reading the posting, be sure to watch the YouTube clip of Wubbzy of the little guy eating. I only wish I captured more video when he was little! Now he is over a year old and much much bigger.

This posting led to a few other posts about Wubbzy:

Wow Wow Wubbzy goes to the County Fair

Rebellious Wubbzy, Suppressor of the Dull Routine!

Wubbzy the Calf Draws Attention of Actual Wubbzy Cartoon Creator

These are some great reads, so go read them if you haven’t yet!

4 – The U.S. Dairy Industry: On a Mission to Feed the World!

Global Market

Global exports of dairy products are exploding! As developing countries grow wealthier, they begin demanding higher quality food sources. Dairy is one of the first food products countries demand noting it is a great source of protein, calcium, and other beneficial nutrients. So it really does make sense that countries are demanding dairy products.

This makes it a great time to be in the dairy industry. The U.S. dairy industry is at the forefront of milk and dairy production. We know how to produce product. This growing demand overseas gives us the opportunity to feed a hungry world. This is what makes me optimistic about the dairy industry.  Read this blog to find out how the U.S. dairy industry is feeding the world!

5 – Keeping Cows Comfortable is a Dairies Number 1 Priority!


This was my first blog posting, and relates the incident that really spurred the creation of this blog. Dairymen take care of cows, and don’t want to harm them in any way. In fact, hurting cows is only detrimental to the financial health of the business. Comfortable cows give more milk than uncomfortable cows. It’s a proven fact!


I hope you enjoyed the Crazy Moo postings of 2010, and hopefully 2011 will bring some great new posting so stay tuned!


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Oliebollen: Our Families New Years Tradition



Our family has a tradition where every new years we eat oliebollen. Oliebollen is basically a Dutch donut and literally translated in English means oil balls. The dough is deep fried in oil, and taste like a greasy donut. Sounds strange, but just add some powdered sugar, and believe me they are awesome!

The recipe for making the Dutch treat is handed down from generation to generation, so not everyone knows how to make them. My mom has our family’s secret recipe, and closely guards it from falling into the wrong hands. Many other Dutch families have their own recipes, and every year they make their version of the special treat. While many people only claim to make the best oliebollen, my mom actually does make the very best, and her recipe remains unmatched.


**Making Oliebollen, the Dough Rising**


**The Finished Oliebollen**

Making oliebollen is actually kind of an art. You have to know how to make the dough the right consistency; otherwise you end up with a rock hard ball. My mom’s oliebollen are light and fluffy. Sometimes she adds apples or raisins to change things up. I don’t think I’ve meet anyone who hasn’t like my mom’s oliebollen.

Traditionally oliebollen are only supposed to be eaten on New Year’s Eve, but at our house December is pretty much oliebollen season. By the end of December, we all feel ourselves growing into oliebollen so good thing we only eat them in December and not all year long.

It’s an interesting New Years tradition, but I’m not going to complain. I like eating oliebollen.

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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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