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Jan. 9 2017
“Manure and wet sand are removed from the stalls twice a day and manure is scraped from the alleys twice a day. Meanwhile new sand is added every week,” said Mike Bailey when commenting on...
Jan. 9 2017
Much of the focus on 2017 milk prices has centered around the expectation of growth in U.S. dairy exports
Jan. 9 2017
California producers accounted for 33 percent of directly marketed food sales in 2015 and made up 9 percent of all operations that use direct marketing. These results came from the inaugural USDA Loca
Jan. 9 2017
As dairies become larger and employ more workers, employees generally have less experience working with modern dairy operations. As this situation has unfolded, dairy owners have become more dependent
Jan. 9 2017
“Recent findings in nutrition science are rallying behind dairy fats,” said The New York Times best-selling author Nina Teicholz
Jan. 3 2017
Automated Milking Installations . . . known to most in dairy circles simply as milk robots . . . are in need of some updates
Jan. 3 2017
Here at the beginning of 2017, the U.S. dairy picture looks far better in two key ways compared to a year ago: Class III prices are much higher
Jan. 3 2017
There’s a certain magic during the holiday season that can make anyone a dreamer. Young children often write down a wish list of gifts they would like to receive, hoping that Santa might bring them
Jan. 3 2017
Ryan Schaap, Art Schaap and Jorge Solomon There’s a certain magic during the holiday season that can make anyone a dreamer. Young children often write down a wish list of gifts they would like
Jan. 3 2017
Cows in the transition period have a target placed squarely on their backs when it comes to vulnerability to disease. Research indicates we are closer than ever to helping cows before health
Jan. 3 2017
“If you are going to group milk cows, start with the 2-year-olds,” said Bill Weiss of The Ohio State University, “you will get the most bang for your buck.”
Dec. 26 2016
“There are no shortcuts,” said Steve Paider with Seidl Mountain View Dairy. “With any breeding and synchronization program you use, timing of protocols is critical and must be followed...
Dec. 26 2016
Most agricultural lenders and other input suppliers from multiple regions of the country are telling me that they are seeing signs of financial stress
Dec. 26 2016
The care received during the transition period, the three weeks prior to calving and three weeks after, can either set a cow up for a successful lactation . . . or set it back
Dec. 26 2016
A welcome sight for dairy farmers’ sore eyes has been the news media’s coverage of the turning tides of public opinion on full-fat dairy products
Dec. 26 2016
While the Republicans control the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the Oval Office on the national scene, the opposite holds true in California
Dec. 19 2016
It has happened a number of times this year. And milk handlers under the Northeast Federal Milk Marketing Order have again requested that the market administrator temporarily authorize the pooling of milk...
Dec. 19 2016
The political pundits are still trying to assess the 2016 Presidential election. Since 2009, Democrats have lost 64 U.S. House seats, 12 Senate seats, and now the Oval Office
Dec. 19 2016
“I am sure as science and nutritional advances evolve, we will evaluate and incorporate new technologies and strategies,” said Dale Mattoon, a Platinum winner of the Dairy Cattle Reproduction...
Dec. 19 2016
“If the ration didn’t work, do we know why?” “If it did work, do we know why?” Those were questions posed by William Prokop
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