Caring for cows

Northwest Dairy Association producers and their employees are committed to good stewardship of the animals in their care. With help from animal nutritionists, veterinarians and other specialists, we carefully monitor cows at every stage of life to ensure each animal receives the best possible care — starting with a balanced diet.

Portrait of an Oregon dairy farmer standing in front of pastured cows at sunset
Animals

Caring for cows

Dos Poland always knew he wanted to work with cows. He just didn't want to do it in Holland, where he's from. So he and his family run a small organic dairy in Eastern Oregon.
Cow care — from Holland to Oregon
Blonde woman doing paperwork in a cow barn
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Your heart has to be in it

Jana of Paradise Jerseys in Ferndale, Wash. says dairy farming is hard work. "Your heart has to be in it."
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Your heart has to be in it
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Animals

4 Northwest dairies on protecting cows in winter

A dairy farmer from Eastern Washington, Ashley Hanson, interviewed four Pacific Northwest dairy farmers about the ways in which they protect their cows during our long winters.
Protecting Northwest dairy cows in winter

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