FARM LIFE NEWS
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:29 AM CDT

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (DTN) -- Lloyd and Daphne Holterman have been partners in business as well as life for more than 30 years. The husband-wife team built a successful 900-cow dairy near Watertown, Wis., from scratch, paying market rates for the start-up equipment and genetics they acquired from Lloyd's parents in the 1980s. In between, they've buzzed country roads on their Harley-Davidson motorbike for fun and traveled as far afield as the former USSR and the Baja Peninsula in Mexico on business. They've also raised two outstanding college-aged daughters, Lauren and Taylor, who might one day want to farm ...

Quick View
  • Dealing with Diplodia After the latest spate of wet, cool weather in parts of the Midwest, plant pathologists are urgin...
  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
Related News Stories
Sales Tax Relief for Nebraska Farmers
Woodbury: Farm Family Business
Ranch Hands
Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl
Ebola Hits West Africa Hard
Russ' Vintage Iron
View From the Cab
Technology of a Winning Game Plan
Low-Cost, Low-Debt Farming
Low Prices Will Hit Charities