New Moo: Cambridge farm tasks robots with milking, other jobs

‘Cow-friendly’ “It’s a more cow-friendly environment,” said Doug Reinemann, a UW-Extension milking machine specialist and an associate dean in UW-Madison’s College of Agricultural & Life Sciences. “The social interactions between the cows are a lot more positive. They appear to … Read More

Kindergartners get a first look at life on the farm

It’s never too early to learn about the origins of your food. That’s the thought behind the field trip taken last week by kindergartners at Muir Elementary School to Hinchley’s Dairy Farm in Cambridge. One of the teachers, Meghan May, … Read More

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US Food Supply Strained Even as Farmers Keep Producing

With more Americans cooking at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, grocery stores face higher consumer demand for food and other products precisely when the nation’s supply chain is being strained. While shortages of some basic goods have raised concerns about … Read More

A Dairy Future, Yes!

Part of a three-part series “Farming into the Future”, Wisconsin Farmer stops by and checks out our new Lely robots. Last winter at a dairy meeting I talked with Duane Hinchley, a Cambridge dairy producer who was waiting for the … Read More

From the field: Hinchley’s Dairy Farm

Our friends over at Geringhoff had a chance to stop by and get a glimpse behind the scenes of what a day in the life looks like at our farm. Duane Hinchley and his wife Tina run a conventional dairy … Read More

Dairy Tours the Hinchley way

Cows moo in the barn, and a cat meows a sound of surprise. School children chatter while sitting on the grass eating a picnic lunch. And Tina Hinchley is in the midst of it all. Progressive Dairy stops by the … Read More