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Sept. 11 2017
When Tom and Sandy Morris created the Cattle Connection, the couple transformed advertising in for purebred cattle and dairy genetics when the couple launched the Cattle Connection
Sept. 11 2017
FTC suggests consent order on NAAB handling of genomic testing. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a consent order surrounding the restriction of competition related to genomic testing. This...
Sept. 11 2017
Cottage cheese was once touted as a diet food, but over time its popularity waned. Consumption peaked in the early 1970s, when per capita consumption in the United States was 5.2 pounds per person. Si
Sept. 11 2017
Consumer preferences for food continue to evolve. For several decades, U.S. consumers switched away from foods that were higher in fat in an effort to create a healthier diet. When it comes to dairy p
Sept. 11 2017
Even at costs of $18.74 per hundredweight of milk on 1,000-plus-cow dairies, no one appears to be making any money, at any size, as detailed in the item, “Size matters more to dairy than crop farmer
Sept. 4 2017
Conversations with even just a few dairy farmers from across the country quickly identify data management as one of the largest on-farm issues
Sept. 4 2017
Glen Arnold“We have to give a lot of thought to how manure is applied,” said Glen Arnold, with Ohio State University Extension. “Our product is very visible.”
Sept. 4 2017
USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue will allow dairy farmers to opt out of MPP-Dairy coverage in 2018. Sign-ups for USDA’s signature dairy program — Margin Protection Program for Dairy (M
Sept. 4 2017
Evidence continues to mount that high-fat diets are healthy for humans.Contrary to popular belief, consuming a higher amount of fat — about 35 percent of energy — is associated with lowe
Aug. 28 2017
Tom and Sandy Morris have experienced the event from nearly every angle as early dairy cattle exhibitors, sale managers, trade show exhibitors, and now leaders of the show
Aug. 28 2017
Think that all manure is basically the same? Think again. “There’s a lot of variation in manure,” said University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Chris Baxter during his presentation...
Aug. 28 2017
Because of their size and age, young calves, just like young children, tend to be primed for infection and can be easily overtaken by disease
Aug. 28 2017
Whether you are farming 250 acres or cropping 1,000-plus acres, production costs ranged by a mere 10 cents per bushel for those crop farms throughout the Heartland
Aug. 28 2017
We know that dairy farm wages have been climbing rapidly, more so than in most other industries. Depending on the different dairy budgets available, estimated hired labor costs for herds of 200
Aug. 21 2017
Getting too low of SCC in the tank is only a look at the entire herd, in response to the item “Can SCCs go too low?” Of great importance is driving down the new mastitis infection rate per...
Aug. 21 2017
Consumers have been consuming more butter by as much as 5 to 12 percent in some North American and European countries.
Aug. 21 2017
In agriculture, we have seen tremendous advancements in the use of technology. During his presentation at the UW-Discovery Farm’s “Soil, Water, and Big Data Field Day,” Brian Luck reminded...
Aug. 21 2017
Lying time and activity have gained popularity in the industry as measures of health and welfare
Aug. 21 2017
Losses in 2015 and 2016 have erased nearly two-thirds of the record profits dairy farmers made in 2014
Aug. 21 2017
For well over a decade, the net flow of unauthorized immigrant labor has diminished
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