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