Veldhuizen Farm Grows Even Though Grass Won't In Texas Drought
Veldhuizen Farm has been running out of Dublin, Texas for ten years. They, and much of the rest of Texas, have spent the last two years in drought. In this article for Abilene's Reporter News, owner-operators Connie and Stuart Veldhuizen describe how their company adjusted to feed their cows, store their cheese, and churn out more product than ever.
"We're a grazing operation," said Connie Veldhuizen... "No rain means no grass and no grass means we need hay."
But cows eating hay produce milk with a different flavor than cows that eat grass, and a different flavor in milk creates a different flavor in cheese.
"It's probably not noticeable unless you eat it every day like we do," Connie said of the ever-changing flavors of the cheese. "It's not a worse or better flavor, just different."