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HUGOTON, Kansas - Volatility in the dairy market is sending western Kansas dairy farmers on an emotional roller coaster. However, something else is forcing them to make significant sacrifices.
On Mascow Dairy farm just outside Hugoton, Kansas, there is interesting dichotomy. 3,500 cows do three things there: eat, provide milk, and eat more. In fact, they eat so much, many noses are often covered in feed. There's so much feed there, bailed hay stacks tower above every barn in sight... Read More
Gov Brownback Declares June Kansas Dairy Month
Every year, the dairy industry celebrates June as Dairy Month. This year, Governor Sam Brownback to made an official proclamation of June as Kansas Dairy Month as a way to bring attention to dairy products, honor dairy producers for the hard work they do and the positive contributions they make to their local economies.
Governor Brownback and the Kansas Secretary of Agriculture, Dale Rodman, drove across the state (a 6 hour drive) to attend the celebratory event. Legislators from the counties in Western Kansas were invited as well... Read More
Hugoton Chamber of Commerce Members Tour MasCow Dairy
To celebrate Dairy Month, the chamber sponsored a tour of MasCow Dairy for whoever wanted to attend. Jody Wacker conducted the tour. MasCow Dairy has 20 employees and approximately 4,000 cows in the dairy. Milk cows number 3,200 and the rest are dry cows or getting ready to calve. The cows are milked every 12 hours. Seventy cows are milked at the same time using the milking machines...