Josefa Miranda is a female dairy farmer who has been working with F2F since January of 2010. Two of her main objectives when beginning her collaboration with F2F were to improve fodder used as livestock feed and increase milk production on her farm. Several F2F volunteers worked one-on-one with Josefa and her son over the course of nearly four years, providing technical assistance to improve livestock practices such as rotational grazing, decreasing pasture size, providing mineral supplements, and keeping a registry of farm activities. She also learned how to test for mastitis – a bacterial condition that causes inflammation of the udder and lowers milk quality – which has allowed her to identify sick cows and treat them accordingly. Josefa now produces greater quantities of more nutritious fodder and has a healthier, more productive herd.
|Dairy Producer Josefa Miranda and family members|
|Dr. Edmundo Robleto and his wife|