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Chamberlain milks and trims for a living BY KRISTA M. SHEEHAN Staff writer

ZUMBROTA, Minn. – For Mike Chamberlain, having two businesses means not getting very much sleep at night, but he said he doesn’t mind for the most part. He likes both of his professions. “I like getting off the farm. I get to see other people and I get to see something new every day. But I also enjoy my cows at home,” he said. Chamberlain is both a hoof trimmer and a dairy farmer. In addition to trimming hooves for about 50 clients, the 29-year-old milks 55 cows on his farm near Zumbrota, Minn. Growing up on a dairy near Pine Island, Chamberlain would help with chores and assist their hoof trimmer, Dave Winkels, whenever he visited the KRISTA M. SHEEHAN/ DAIRY STAR farm. Although Chamberlain hadn’t Mike Chamberlain stands in front of his hoof trimming chute he bought in 2003. thought about it as a profession, his In addition to being a hoof trimmer, Chamberlain has a herd of 55 cows on his opportunity to become a hoof trimmer farm near Zumbrota, Minn. came in 2003 while he was a student at Northeast Iowa Community College. But he also learned it depends on “Getting cows to lay down for the Winkels contacted Chamberlain about right amount of time is important,” he selling his trimming chute and equip- more than just the foot. “Lots of things go into hoof health. said ment to take over the business. Chamberlain was able to build a “There was no question I wanted It’s the bigger picture and not just trimto farm, but this (hoof trimming) was ming feet twice a year. I learned a lot clientele list easily because he knew more of an economic opportunity for about what goes on with the rest of the dairy farmers in the area and Winkels me. There wasn’t enough at my parents’ cow that affects the foot,” Chamberlain suggested Chamberlain to his past clisaid. ents. farm for all of us,” Chamberlain said. Cow comfort is one of those asThe business was working out for Chamberlain decided to take the him while also working part-time for opportunity. To prepare for his upcom- pects. his parents on his home farm. He also ing career, he attended a week-long bought 62 acres of his own last in 2006. course at the Dairyland Hoof Care InHowever, Chamberlain’s desire to dairy stitute in Baraboo, Wis., and worked on his own grew stronger. In 2008, he with Winkels to learn the ropes. By the decided to buy a 40-acre farmsite. beginning of the next year, Chamber“There wasn’t a whole lot of planlain was on his own to start his new job ning for it. I fly by the seat of my pants,” while finishing up school and graduatChamberlain said. “I had some heifers ing from NICC in the spring of 2004. to start my herd.” “It was a big learning curve,” Chamberlain built an eight-stall Chamberlain said about the beginning. step up parlor and remodeled a tiestall “I learned as I went.” barn and older shed into sand bedded It helped that Chamberlain knew KRISTA M. SHEEHAN/ DAIRY STAR freestalls. He started milking about 25 the basics before getting into the busiChamberlain trims about 30 cows cows on July 10, 2010. ness. “To start up farming is hard to cash “I knew what a good foot was,” each day. He said his busiest months flow yourself,” Chamberlain said. “But he said. “And it helps to keep the feet are November, December and May. hoof trimming definitely helps as a clean. If a farmer can keep the feet sideline income.” clean with a maintenance program, that It also helps him gain ideas. is key.”

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“When I go to a farm, I always learn something, which helps me with my own herd,” he said. “One business helps me with the other.” But having two businesses creates challenges. “It’s sometimes difficult to get everything done. When I started, I knew I couldn’t get everything right so I started to focus on a few key points – cow comfort and maintaining a good somatic cell count,” Chamberlain said. He also invests in employees to assist with chores and his three-time-aday milking schedule of 9 a.m., 5 p.m. and 1 a.m. The two employees take the first two shifts while Chamberlain takes the early morning shift. Chamberlain also relies on help from his mom and dad, who custom

“The hoof trimming sine kind do business of fell into y life. It was a blessing b my in disguise.”

– MIKE CHAMBERLAIN raise his heifers and calve in all cows before moving them to his farm. “With my schedule, I’m not always around to tend to a cow having a calf,” he said. On an average day, Chamberlain trims hooves on about 30 cows at farms of a variety of sizes and management practices, but his schedule isn’t always consistent. “People will call as hoof trimming is needed, but right now my phone is ringing off the hook because of the warm weather. Farmers want to get their trimming done before they get into the fields,” he said. Other busy times include November, December and May. Regardless of his busy schedule and an occasional lack of sleep, Chamberlain is enjoying both of his careers and his farming lifestyle. “The hoof trimming business kind of fell into my life,” he said. “It was a blessing in disguise. It worked out well.”

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Hammerand striving to reach 2,000 youth as Iowa Dairy Princess Alternate BY KELLI BOYLEN Staff writer

AMES, Iowa – To say that Iowa Dairy Princess Alternate Jessica Hammerand is busy but loving it may be an understatement. She is the daughter of Jeff and Tammy Hammerand of Dubuque County, and she is currently pursing degrees in both Dairy Science and Biology as a sophomore at Iowa State University. “As phrases such as ‘Go Green,’ food mile, and agricultural sustainability take center stage, we are learning that consumers concerns are focused on food safety and quality,” Hammerand said. “My goal is to be part of the next generation to help feed the world, improve animal health and productivity, preserve natural resources and promote the dairy industry by educating and supplying the public with a safe and healthy product. Hopefully, my education will give me the opportunity to make a difference within the dairy industry, whether its genomic research, health and fertility work or consumer education.” In addition to being a student and Iowa Dairy Princess Alternate, Hammerand is currently the president of the Iowa Junior Holstein Association, a member of the Junior ISU Dairy Judging Team, and actively involved in the ISU Dairy Science Club. “In Holstein, I am gearing up for the National Holstein Convention in Missouri where I will be representing Iowa in various national competitions,” she said. “My teammates and I had a very successful judging year. We finished second at the National Contest in Louisville, Kentucky and first at the Fort Worth, Texas competition. As for the ISU Dairy Science Club, we just recently attended the Midwest ADSASAD convention and are preparing for the upcoming annual youth dairy coalition this April. I believe the dairy industry is a lot like oxygen; it surrounds us and we cannot live without it!” Hammerand said her main goal as dairy royalty is to reach as many youth as possible, and her first event as state dairy princess started her out on the right track. “I attended the National Dairy Cattle Congress where I had the chance to speak to over 600 school children. I believe it starts by educating as young as possible; showing

kids where their milk comes from and how important dairy products are in their diet.” She said it was a real joy to see the excitement for the dairy industry on their young faces and hear the interesting questions they had such as “How do you tell the difference between a boy calf and a girl calf?” She said, “It was helpful to talk to the children in the barn at the dairy Jessica show, and actually Hammerand Iowa Dairy Princess have a cow there to show them.” Alternate Hammerand continues, “As I visit various urban schools to present to them about the dairy industry, it continues to surprise me how uninformed most of the public is about dairy. They truly do not know the processes behind how milk gets from cow to them, how cows are taken care of on the farm, how nutritional dairy products are, how important dairy is in their diets and what dairy products even are sometimes.” Hammerand hopes to educate as many consumers as possible so that they better understand all aspects of the dairy industry. “I believe it is important to start educating as young as possible, but we must focus on more than just youth. For example, one of my upcoming events is visiting a retirement community to speak to them about the nutritional value of dairy products. We must all work together to educate all ages of consumers.” While serving as princess in Dubuque County, Hammerand said she was fortunate enough to be able to visit 13 different schools throughout the year. “I presented to 42 classes which included over 900 kids consisting of kindergartners and third through fifth graders. When attending the schools I would try to line it up so that I could present to all the kindergarten classrooms and all classrooms in one of the older grades. That way I could visit as many kids as possible at one time.” She would read the kindergartners books about how milk gets from cow to you and why it is important to consume dairy products. For the older grades, she would

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present in more detail what cows need to make milk, how milk gets to the table and why they should consume three servings of dairy every day. “My goal as Iowa Dairy Princess Alternate is to continue this method of educating youth across the state. Throughout the year, my hope is to double the amount of kids I have already seen thus presenting to over 2,000 kids,” she said. In addition to speaking to the public, Hammerand has already spoken at two dairy banquets and more are planned. “While preparing my presentation, I took the time to speak to several past dairy princesses to gather some advice. I decided that I wanted to make my presentation both educational and entertaining,” she said. “The main topics of my speech include how dairymen must work together to promote the industry we know and love, thanking the dairymen for their hard work and allowing me to represent them this year, and sharing with the audience how the dairy industry is the greatest show on earth through a ringmaster skit. I present the Iowa dairy industry as the Greatest Show on Earth with the three acts being the cows, people, and products. As they leave the big top, I ask them to love their cows, hug a dairy farmer, consume their 3 Every Day of Dairy, and share this message with others.” She said she is looking forward to a big June dairy month event. “While each and every event is exciting the promotion I am anticipating as Iowa Dairy Princess Alternate is Breakfast on the Farm at NICC-Calmar at the end of June,” she said. “This event is exciting because it allows me to speak to a large number of people and celebrate the great gift of dairy farming. Hundreds of people will get the opportunity to experience life on a dairy farm for one morning and I am fortunate enough to be able to share in their joy and excitement and help teach the public about dairying.” The Hammerand family owns and operates Heavenlee Holsteins, a 110 acre dairy farm in Dubuque County with 50 registered Holstein and Brown Swiss cows along with an additional 50 head of young stock. Jessica solely own Sizzlin’ Swiss which is a herd of eight registered Brown Swiss along with six Holsteins.

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FROM MARCH 15, 2012 77 HEAD SOLD 123 lbs . $300.00 hd 78 lbs ... $110.00 hd 75 lbs ... $100.00 hd 218 lbs . $360.00 hd 350 lbs ...... $126.00 417 lbs ...... $112.00

426 lbs ...... $144.00 430 lbs ...... $115.00 453 lbs ...... $119.00 512 lbs ...... $104.00 555 lbs..... $122.50 590 lbs..... $106.00

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$Value: 2,793 Milk: 21,172

# Cows: 126 Fat: Prot: 763 661

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Brd

Current Rolling Average Milk Fat Prot

100 107 100 101 103 105 105 102 104 101 104 104 103 104 99 101 103

119 70 70 120 3X 196 91 160 262 134 83 192 184 91 170 184 123 190

HO HO HO XX HO HO HO BS HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO

23,054 23,008 20,471 21,697 24,316 26,220 26,677 26,071 20,528 22,287 26,731 28,542 24,235 20,766 19,230 25,120 25,158

867 864 769 846 886 996 976 1,080 849 874 989 1,081 919 796 812 943 938

718 722 620 680 744 819 801 901 643 703 803 842 752 640 590 790 781

$Value 3,062 3,094 2,714 2,945 3,170 3,546 3,477 3,798 2,856 3,001 3,524 3,742 3,261 2,772 2,686 3,381 3,353

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# Cows: 67 Fat: Prot: 681 558

Producer Name KONU, GERALD L LAVEAU, PETER & KIM

$Value 3,340 2,797 2,785 3,052

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Carlton Average: $Value: 2,391 Milk: 17,553

Current Rolling Average Milk Fat Prot 25,879 909 801 21,049 767 661 21,315 747 658 22,951 838 719

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Brd HO XX HO HO

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# Cows: 119 Fat: Prot: 821 657

Julie Ketchum Barnum, MN 2 years 218-310-9714 % Milk Sold 99 101

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# Cows 123 105

Brd HO HO

Current Rolling Average Milk Fat Prot 21,029 826 683 20,481 783 667

$Value 2,924 2,781

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Big Stone Average:

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% Milk Sold 101 100 97 105 101 100 101 103 101 100 102 101 100 99 103 106 102 104 103 101 99 99 100

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Brd

Current Rolling Average Milk Fat Prot

157 136 45 156 87 66 137 60 56 131 86 110 109 48 155 84 142 113 42 54 74 274 88

HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO JE HO HO HO HO HO HO

25,707 24,118 21,655 21,895 26,989 21,044 23,721 21,117 24,767 22,059 21,720 23,910 26,470 21,081 23,422 23,960 20,178 23,904 29,016 22,174 23,649 22,503 21,386

983 888 811 876 1,128 783 1,026 862 931 830 811 989 1,044 793 927 864 935 884 1,067 922 878 980 813

792 739 655 654 862 614 772 615 733 665 646 730 777 622 734 735 723 707 877 693 701 719 645

$Value 3,482 3,180 2,840 2,969 3,797 2,716 3,408 2,848 3,212 2,919 2,818 3,338 3,558 2,771 3,161 3,131 3,153 3,084 3,787 3,108 3,058 3,236 2,843

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Cass-Crow Wing Average: $Value: 2,444 Milk: 18,090

# Cows: 80 Fat: Prot: 700 569

Producer Name HOLMGREN, JOHN STOCKHAVEN HOLSTEINS

% Milk Sold 108 102

City MOTLEY PINE RIVER

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City FARMINGTON CANNON FALLS DENNISON HASTINGS HASTINGS HASTINGS LAKEVILLE RANDOLPH ST PAUL RANDOLPH

% Milk Sold 102 103 101 100 98 97 102 101 105 104

$Value 3,269 3,148

City HAYFIELD PINE ISLAND PINE ISLAND DODGE CENTER MANTORVILLE DODGE CENTER KASSON PINE ISLAND PINE ISLAND PINE ISLAND

# Cows 84 123 192 151 149 3X 249 63 3X 497 115 3X 307

3X

Brd HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO XX HO

Current Rolling Average Milk Fat Prot 22,947 877 691 18,536 835 601 20,044 769 613 24,414 1,064 748 21,786 860 693 28,306 1,083 883 23,615 875 682 25,347 955 800 21,906 810 703 23,088 918 704

$Value 3,051 2,721 2,698 3,460 3,013 3,837 3,060 3,424 2,957 3,120

% Milk Sold 100 98 102 100 102 100 109 101 101 102

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# 3X Cows 265 3X 969 3X 618 109 3X 243 87 120 175 73 74

Brd HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO

Current Rolling Average Milk Fat Prot 24,829 898 744 25,908 945 790 23,890 890 715 20,621 812 636 24,550 810 773 21,270 852 682 21,516 858 666 21,886 841 668 22,978 828 686 22,921 851 729

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Keith Jorgenson Alexandria, MN 21 years 320-876-2118 % Milk Sold 102 103 104 103 100 103

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# Cows 80 75 80 77 130 83

Brd HO HO HO JE HO HO

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Current Rolling Average Milk Fat Prot 22,234 778 648 22,808 828 697 25,474 880 728 17,497 844 619 20,752 783 643 21,604 825 649

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science I’ve been learning about the moon. What kinds of games do you like to play outside now that the weather is warmer? My favorite outside games are swimming, playing soccer and playing cars on the deck with my sisters. What is your favorite dairy treat? My favorite dairy treat is a cherry dipped ice cream cone. Are you involved in any activities? What’s your favorite? I am involved in soccer and 4-H. Soccer is my favorite. It’s also my favorite sport.

Lybie Shea, 9 years old Third grade When do you do chores? I do chores at night during the week. On weekends I do chores in the morning and at night. What’s your favorite chore KRISTA M. SHEEHAN/ DAIRY STAR and least favorite chore? Dan and Tasha Shea milk 40 Why? My favorite chore is cows on their farm in Olmsted feeding the calves because they County near St. Charles, Minn. are cute. My least favorite chore is getting bales because they are heavy. Do you have a favorite animal Lilli Shea, 12 years old on your farm? Tell us about it. Sixth grade When do you do chores? Dur- My heifer MeMe is my favorite ing the week I do chores at night animal on the farm. I showed after school, and on the week- her at the fair. ends I do chores in the morning What’s your favorite subject and why? I like science because and at night. What’s your favorite chore I like to explore new things. and least favorite chore? What do you want to be when Why? My favorite chore is get- you grow up? When I grow up ting the bales because it is quick I want to be a farmer. and easy. My least favorite chore What’s something you’ve is shoveling feed alleys because learned in school recently? In school I’ve recently been experit is hard to do. Do you have a favorite animal imenting with water. on your farm? Tell us about it. What kinds of games do you like to play outside now that I like my dog, Penny. What’s your favorite subject the weather is warmer? My faand why? My favorite subject is vorite outside games are jumping on the trampoline, swimreading because I’m good at it. What do you want to be when ming and swinging my brother. you grow up? When I grow up What is your favorite dairy I want to be a florist because I treat? I like vanilla ice cream. What do you like to do during love flowers. What’s something you’ve recess? During recess I like to learned in school recently? In play freeze tag.

What’s your favorite chore and least favorite chore? Why? My favorite chore is feeding the cats and my least favorite chore is feeding bi-carb. Do you have a favorite animal on your farm? Tell us about it. My cat, Whiskers, is my favorite animal on the farm because she is snuggly and I love her. What do you want to be when you grow up? When I grow up I want to be a makeup girl or a skater. What kinds of games do you like to play outside now that the weather is warmer? Playing cars on the deck, swimming and playing with my kitten. What is your favorite dairy treat? Cherry dipped ice cream and milk. What do you like to do while your older sibling(s) are in school? I like to play house, squinkies, dress up and take a nap. KRISTA M. SHEEHAN/ DAIRY STAR

The Sheas are the children of Dan and Tasha Shea. They include (front row, from left) Leah and Bryce. Back, from left, Lilli, Lybie and Larissa. Larissa Shea, 7 years old First grade When do you do chores? On the weekends I do chores in the morning and at night, but during the week I only do chores at night. What’s your favorite chore and least favorite chore? Why? My favorite chore is feeding roasted beans because they taste good. My least favorite chore is getting bales because it is hard. Do you have a favorite animal on your farm? Tell us about it. I like my animal, Blindy. Her mom is blind. What’s your favorite subject and why? My favorite subject is math because it is easy. What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a

farmer when I grow up. What’s something you’ve learned in school recently? I have been learning about the solar system. What kinds of games do you like to play outside now that the weather is warmer? It’s fun to play catch, play cars on the deck with my sisters and play with the kittens. What is your favorite dairy treat? My favorite treat is an ice cream sandwich. What do you like to do during recess? I like to play on the tire swing. Leah Shea, 5 years old Preschool When do you do chores? I do chores in the morning and at night.

Bryce Shea, 3 years old When do you do chores? I help with chores in the morning and at night. What’s your favorite chore and least favorite chore? Why? I like helping mom feed calves, but don’t like doing outside chores when it is cold. Do you have a favorite animal on your farm? Tell us about it. I like my cat, JoJo, and dog, Penny. I like to chase them. What do you want to be when you grow up? A farmer or a cowboy. What kinds of games do you like to play outside now that the weather is warmer? Jumping on the trampoline, riding in the tractor and playing cars with my sisters. What is your favorite dairy treat? Ice cream sandwiches and yogurt. What do you like to do while your older sibling(s) are in school? I like to play farming.

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Faye Bakeberg Waverly, Minn..; Wright County

Family: Greg (Butch) and I have been married 41 years. We have Àve children, Cindy, David, Tim, Mary and Pat. We also have 10 grandkids. Tell us about your farm: We, along with our son Pat, farm in Wright County, Victor Township. Our son is the Àfth generation on this farm, which is a Century Farm, established in 1873. We milk 110 dairy cows and have dairy steers. The crops we grow are alfalfa, oats, wheat, soybeans and corn. What’s the busiest time of day for you? The busiest time of the day for me is early morning feeding calves and again late afternoon. How much time do you spend doing farmwork compared to housework? I spend about Àve hours doing farmwork on a normal day and housework is continuous. On a not so normal day, I can spend a lot more time on farm work. What do you do in your free time and why? I love to be outside gardening and Àxing up the yard. Antiquing and bargain hunting for unique things to put outside and inside is another passion of mine. If it is raining or snowing outside, I love to curl up with a good book. My all-time favorite activity is watching my grandkids. What’s the best thing about farming? The best thing about farming is being your own boss so you can take off for the day as work permits. Also walking out of the house in the early morning and either seeing the stars or hearing the birds singing. When you look back on your life, what do you want to be remembered for? I would like to be remembered as a person who always had time and an open ear for her family and friends. Do you have any ideas that could make farming easier for you and all farming women? I think every farm woman should have a cleaning and cooking robot or a cleaning and cooking woman inside so we could enjoy doing the things we love outside.

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