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September 14, 2022

How do Farmers Track & Monitor Their Cows?

You’ve probably noticed that most cows, especially here in Nevada, have number tags on their ears. These numbers serve as a lifelong identification of the cow and help farmers tell them apart, find specific cows and keep track of their herd. Additionally, you might have noticed that many cows here also wear collars. These collars […]

May 16, 2022

Nevada Dairy Industry Employment Impact

How does the Nevada dairy industry impact employment and the job market? Home to just over 20 dairy farms ranging in size from 500 cows to over 25,000 cows, Nevada, as a state, ranks 32nd in milk production by volume. Nevada dairy farms bring delicious nutrition filled dairy products like milk, ice cream and cheese […]

April 27, 2022

How We Sustain the Land We Love

Sustainability on the farm is nothing new. For centuries, farmers have learned to make the most out of their resources to provide food for their families, friends, and communities. With hot topics like sustainability circulating, it’s important we discuss the truth about Dairy’s environmental footprint and the modernized way of farming. As farmers, we have […]

February 10, 2022

Understanding Dairy’s Impact from Grass to Glass

Catching Wave of Sustainable Habits  The beginning of the year can often inspire us to take on new habits that make us feel good. We begin to think more about what regimens we want to add to our everyday lives, how we can become better versions of ourselves, and focus more on the things that […]

August 10, 2020

Sustainability on Nevada Dairy Farms

Our dairy farmers not only care for their cows and produce nutritious, quality products, but they are also vigilant stewards of the land. They are continually looking for opportunities and refining processes to reuse and recycle resources on the farm to reduce their environmental footprint.  “Farming, really in its nature, is sustainable in and of […]

June 19, 2020

From Farm Land to Front Lines

Dairy Month is a time to celebrate all things dairy, including dairy heroes in our community both on and off the farm.  Cottonwood Dairy continues to be there for the community from the farmland and the front lines. In addition to keeping the family dairy running and producing milk for the community, Rayanne Sorensen is […]

June 16, 2020

Dairy Food Safety

When you think of milk safety, you might only be aware of one or two things that happen such as pasteurization. However, there are many pieces in place throughout every part of the process of getting the milk from farm to families. Each piece ensures the milk and dairy products you and your family consume […]

May 14, 2020

Milk’s Journey From Farm to Table

There are a lot of moo-ving pieces when it comes to getting milk from the farm to the store in just 48 hours. The dairy process starts on the farm. Our farmers are out taking care of their cows 365 days a year. Most of our dairy farmers have been caring for cows for generations […]

April 14, 2020

Dairy Processes, Products & Safety During COVID-19

In these uncertain times, our local farmers are continuing to work hard to bring nutritious and safe dairy products to our local communities. While you may, occasionally, see empty shelves, we are here to assure you that there is no dairy shortage. Our farmers and essential dairy industry employees haven’t slowed down and neither have […]

December 19, 2019

Dairy Farmers: The Truth Behind Family-Owned Farms

For decades, dairy farmers and their families have been responsible stewards of the land—caring for their farms, their cows, and their communities from a nutritional and sustainable outlook. On average, a dairy farmer will work 12 to 14-hour days year-round. To understand the truth about land, crop, and livestock management practices, dairy farmers encourage a […]

November 27, 2019

Hosting a Farm to Table Dinner

With the holidays fast approaching, there are sure to be many gatherings of tradition and meals with family and friends. Whether you’re using a family recipe to make the stuffing or mashing the potatoes just the way you like them, consider the source of your ingredients. How many ingredients can you get locally grown or […]

July 16, 2019

What is Pasteurization & How Does it Work?

There’s a lot of confusion around what it means to pasteurize milk and why it’s done. Here’s what you need to know. Simply put, pasteurization is the process of heating then cooling milk to eliminate potentially harmful bacteria without affecting the taste or nutritional value. Pasteurization is not bad for you, but quite the opposite. […]