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Paul Van Amburgh is the owner of Dharma lea farm in Sharon Springs, NY. He can be reached at 518- 284-2546 or at dharmalea@gmail.com.

Calf Rearing: An Advanced Course

By Paul Van Amburgh / April 2, 2011

A New Trend in Dairying More and more dairy farmers are raising heifers on cows for a variety of reasons—a trend we at Dharma Lea Farm are glad to see. As an effective method of improving shipped milk quality, many farmers use cows with high somatic cell counts (SCC) as nurse cows. The recent quota…

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Dairy Farm Pushes the Limits: Grass and Genetics at Dharma lea farm

By Paul Van Amburgh / July 4, 2010

Dairy farmers are suffering in the midst of dairy’s worst financial crash ever. With the very existence of the family dairy farm in question, 2010 promises many foreclosures, for both conventional and organic farms. As dairy farmers, my wife Phyllis and I understand that we do not control the greater economy or the price we…

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