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dr. rbz

farm  •  food  •  family

Welcome to my blog! I am Dr. Rosemarie Burgos Zimbelman, dairy nutritionist, farmer, wife, and mother. My lifestyle involves helping families on and off the farm by feeding their cows. My mission: clearing the confusion surrounding the food we eat by sharing true facts from the farm.

 

 

 

A typical day as a cow nutritionist

Sept. 4, 2019

When I’m not at our dairy, I’m usually off visiting other dairies for nutrition visits. On these visits, I’ll meet with the dairy owners/managers; look at the cows, their body condition, bedding, feed mixing, intakes, any problems they are having, and many other things. Basically my job is to catch up on any changes that have happened feed wise that can affect the cows, evaluate them, fix them, and plan/advise for the future. We look at different areas of management to improve as well.

 

 

 

Fun Fact

Dairy cows can produce 125 pounds of saliva in a single day.

Fun Fact 2

Jerseys, the class clowns of cows,  are very curious and usually cause mischief on the dairy. Their milk produces the highest butterfat and protein, ideal for making cheese.

Fun Fact 3

Cows are creatures of habit and enjoy routine. They go to the same spot every day to eat their food and will even moo if the farmer is running behind on meal delivery!