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Twins – Twice the Fun!

Twins are very unusual in cattle, and if you’ve taken a tour of Hansen’s Dairy, you know that of the 200 calvings each year at Hansen’s, about five sets of twins will be born. Female twins born at Hansen’s...
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Blake Hansen: Cattle Ob-gyn

About 200 calves are born each year at Hansen’s Dairy, and Herd Manager Blake Hansen serves as a type of cattle ob-gyn for the expecting cows. While difficulties during labor are uncommon, difficult labors are very hard on the...
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Making butter — a fun and tasty snack

Making butter is a fun, easy experiment — it’s educational and delicious. Try this at home with your kids. No old-fashioned butter churn required! This activity will yield just enough butter for a single piece of bread or several...
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Is dairy farming really one of the worst jobs in America?

CareerCast.com recently posted their annual listing for the 200 Worst Jobs in America for 2013. The rankings were based on five factors: physical demands, work environment, income, stress and hiring outlook. “Dairy farmer” was listed as No. 6. So...
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Raw milk vs. Pasteurized milk…

There is a global debate about raw milk happening. In several countries, including the U.S., there are serious conversations taking place about whether people should drink, and especially whether they should be able to purchase, raw milk. The point...
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Artisanal Micro-Roaster Jed Vander Zanden Strives for Perfection, Says Hansen’s is Perfect

You may have noticed a new product in the Hansen’s stores recently…or perhaps a new aroma – coffee! We are now carrying coffee from Sidecar Coffee Roasters, a new and very local business in Cedar Falls. We’ve had a...
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Lactose intolerance or milk allergy??

There is actually a lot of confusion between the terms “lactose intolerance” and a “milk allergy” or “dairy allergy.” So in this post we’re going to try to clear it all up for you. First, a couple of definitions....
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What’s hoppin’ at the Hansens?

Kangaroos, that’s what! You know we have a wallaby in the Hansen’s Farm Fresh Dairy logo. My husband, herd manager Blake Hansen, fell in love with wallabies (miniature kangaroos) after visiting Australia and seeing them in the wild. He...
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Ice cream giveaway winner!!

Our winner is Rebecca Decker! Rebecca, please email dlubker@gmail.com and let us know which store you’ll visit to pick up your ice cream!
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Brrr…time for ice cream! {GIVEAWAY!!}

Oooh, it’s cold out. We’ve had our first snowstorm of the year! No matter how you feel about the snow and the cold, I’ll bet that a bowl of Hansen’s ice cream sounds pretty good when you’re watching a...
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