A local dairy converts manure into bio-energy, creating a lower cost energy source and less impact on the environment.
This short video is the story of farmer Tom Trantham and how his on-farm Happy Cow Creamery and bottling plant got built in 2002.
Editor’s note: During the month of May 2011, Daniel Klein is “traveling from Minnesota to Louisiana to Portland to Florida and back again, once again creating weekly videos about Real Food”. This is his most recent dispatch from the road: As we set off on our Real Food Road Trip last Monday, we were excited […]
I had just finished biking 30 miles in the hot summer sun and so I decided it was appropriate to take a quick rest on the dilapidated porch and admire the lush pastures speckled with beautiful dandelions that swayed gently in the cool breeze. Excerpt 2.
July 2, 2010; Pelzer, South Carolina. In 1989, dairy farmer, Tom Trantham, was facing almost certain financial collapse on his conventional, 92 cow dairy farm operation. With the costs of animal feed skyrocketing, many farmers were turning to BST to increase milk production, a hormone purported at the time of being safe, and as the […]
January 27, 2010 Telling it like it is: it’s Sunday, coffee in hand, but a worker isn’t able to show up. Calves need feeding, cows need tending, so a dairy goddess has to do what a dairy goddess has to do, 24/7!… Get going and tend those cows! h/t @FarmerHaley Go to Original Post and […]
There is an unique rhythm to life in being a dairy farmer. Jon Bansen, a third generation farmer, it was his grandfather who began the family tradition.