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Jan. 23 2017
Love it or hate it, grocery shopping is a necessity for everyone . . . everyone who wants to eat, anyway. The USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, is designed to help in
Jan. 23 2017
Making the switch to organic production requires a focus on records.
Jan. 23 2017
To secure a reliable workforce, agriculture leaders must come together to secure socially responsible immigration reform.
Jan. 23 2017
“The Bachelor” episode that airs on January 23, 2017, not only features bachelor Nick Viall, but Knigge Farms of Omro, Wis. This Wisconsin dairy farm was the first in the United States to milk...
Jan. 16 2017
“We scrape wet or dirty bedding back into the gutter and then pull clean bedding to cover the foam mat bed. We apply this practice at each milking (two) and every time feed is pushed up
Jan. 16 2017
Light-emitting diode (LED) light options have been touted as game changers in efficiency and energy savings. The well-approved option for the environment also may carry benefits for milk flavor
Jan. 16 2017
The 21st century has been extraordinarily good to the Jersey breed.To say there has been a surge in appreciation for small brown cows is a huge understatement
Jan. 16 2017
As the original milk producers, we have become increasingly frustrated by the number of “imposters” crowding the dairy aisle. Soy milk. Almond milk. Rice milk. Coconut milk
Jan. 16 2017
This November’s national election was historic. Not only did the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, win the presidency, both the Senate and House held their Republican majority
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
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...
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