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Nate Jannsen - Modern Era

Following his father at Golden Oaks Farm in ex-urban Chicago, Nate Jannsen became the manager of this double-twelve, three times a day, milking operation He tells of changes in marketing, as well as details of improving the herd through genetic management.

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Abstract

Interview Session 01 (Audio)

Managing a large dairy operation

Interview Session 02 (Audio)

Walking tour of the dairy operation

Transcript

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Golden Oaks Mission Statement. Located in the front hallway of the main office.

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Golden Oaks Farm

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Nate Janssen explaining the dairy operation to a local group of school kids on a field trip.

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Two new born calves outside their huts where they are provided food, water and shelter till they are old enough to be introduced into the herd.

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One of many barns at Golden Oaks farm. This particular barn was used for the cows that either were two yong to be milked or were waiting to be breed again.

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Golden Oaks farm

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A portrait of Nate Janssen. Taken in the main office at Golden Oaks Farm.

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Golden Oaks Farm

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A Golden Oaks Employee milking cows in the twelve stall heiringbone style milking room.

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A cow in its milking stall. The milking equipment hangs by the cows feet waiting for attachment.

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A small storage unit used for cooling the milk.

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A large milk trailor used for storing the milk till a truck comes and pulls it away. Currently the Golden Oaks Farm fills three of these trailors a day.

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Cows in the Milking barn. The cows are able to eat silage on the ground by sticking their heads through the fence.

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A new born calf staying warm inside a calf hut.

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Cows feeding out of a trough.

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A Grinder and bucket loader used in the recycling operations at Golden Oaks Farm.

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A wind row turner used to flip large wind rows of mulch to aid in the bacterial process.

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The large cow barn from a distance.

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Silage stored for feeding the cows.

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The main tree lined road into the Golden Oaks Farm.

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The front sign at Golden Oaks Farm.

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Golden Oaks Farm

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