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Missouri Holstein Cow Produces Nearly 24 Gallons of Milk Per Day

Cow takes top honors as Holstein of the Year

Missouri Holstein Dezi is a moo-ver and a milker. The Lawrence County cow outperforms most of her regional counterparts, producing just short of three times as much milk per day, says University of Missouri Extension dairy specialist Reagan Bluel. Dezi, owned by farmer Karl Wilke, churns out 201 pounds of milk per day. That’s the equivalent of about 24 gallons…

Dairy Farmer Carries on Family Tradition

Only one percent of nation’s dairy farms are run by women

The sun is setting on the well-worn path to the dairy barn where Michelle Eilenstine milks cows. She travels the familiar path twice a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. There are 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. milkings. Eilenstine is part of a small group of women dairy farmers in Missouri. They are deeply passionate about what…

Ag Educator Award Winner Still Learning, Teaching

Retired livestock specialist Charlie Rosenkrans honored

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – Despite retirement, Charlie Rosenkrans remains among the top cheerleaders for the University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and MU Extension. Rosenkrans retired from MU Extension in 2000 after almost four decades of service. He received his master’s degree from MU nearly half a century ago. At 80, Rosenkrans is still learning and teaching…

CAFNR Grad’s Photographs Show Love of Farming

Donated corneas give Tyler Mudd a vision for the future

University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources graduate Tyler Mudd sees farming through a different lens. He photographs everyday farm events with a keen eye for detail and lighting. Mudd wasn’t always able to see the beauty of the land tilled by four generations of Mudd farmers in Monroe County. He spent his freshman year of high…