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Dairy Dreams Shared.

You Live for these Dreams.

Your family. Your cows. The future of your business. Cargill helps feed these dreams of more milk production, better component efficiency, higher income over feed costs, heathier calves or simply a better quality of life. These are the stories of dreams meeting reality. These are the stories of how Cargill helps dairies thrive.

#PutYourHerdFirst campaign donates 100,000 servings of milk!

Cargill would like to thank everyone who used the HerdFirst® Facebook frame and hashtag #putyourherdfirst to support The Great American Milk Drive. More than 65,000 people engaged with the campaign on Facebook and Cargill is extremely proud to announce that all 200 food banks in the Feeding America network will receive 500 servings of milk! Cargill launched this campaign to raise awareness for HerdFirst, a new line of advanced calf and heifer nutrition, while living their mission of nourishing the world, and supporting the industries and communities they serve. To learn more about the HerdFirst line of products you can visit the website here.

Why else would you get up at 4 a.m. to treat a calf?

When Dale Van Weerdhuizen sold his cows in 2003, it certainly didn’t feel like the beginning of his future in the dairy industry. The Western Washington native decided to keep and raise a few heifers, but he was pursuing a career as an electrician to be his primary income. But, the dairy industry kept pulling on his heart, and soon he found his niche as a heifer raiser for large farm south of him.

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Tired of being mediocre

Faced with a decision to make a big investment, or remain an average-performing dairy, Ray and Roy Dykeman knew they only had one choice. The brothers had taken over the 120-cow New York dairy with their wives, Brenda and Janine, becoming the second generation of operators. 

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Addressing Mental Health in our Communities

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and many organizations are taking the opportunity to highlight information and tools that we can use ourselves and share with others. Find more resources in this safety tip.

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I know the work I do here makes a difference

Wisconsin’s Maple Leaf Dairy works alongside Cargill Dairy Focus Consultant Bennett Crochet to make critical improvements to their nutrition program. It’s allowed the dairy to continue growing to 11,500 cows. 

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