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June 19 2017
Alternative beverages continue to fill the dairy aisle, but here’s proof that they simply don’t stack up to cows’ milk
June 12 2017
It may have been only $15 per cow, but at least it was a positive number in 2016 for the 457 dairy farms in the Farm Credit East financial survey
June 12 2017
“We still have a lot to learn, but I don’t think there can ever be too much data,” commented Chaney’s Dairy Farm’s Dore Baker at the recent Precision Dairy Conference in Lexington,...
June 12 2017
The debate on the next farm bill continues to intensify, and dairy policy has been near the top of the discussion
June 12 2017
Calf housing is most often designed with health benefits and labor efficiency in mind. With limited complexity in their environment, calves will often turn to non-nutritive suckling for entertainment
June 12 2017
Either way you slice it . . . on a per cow or per hundredweight basis . . . dairy farms lost money in all seven Western states
June 5 2017
Starting this July, federal and state regulators will start a new pilot program to test bulk milk tank trucks for tetracycline and its entire family of antibiotics
June 5 2017
Combining technologies can boost the overall success of monitoring mastitis events, shared the University of Kentucky’s Jeff Bewley at the recent Precision Dairy Conference in Lexington, Ky
June 5 2017
For the fourth time in the current milk season, Fonterra Cooperative leaders raised milk prices for its dairy farmers. Of course that milk season began in August
June 5 2017
It’s not fair to say that “big farms” are bad and “small farms” are good, or that farms milking more cows are better than those with fewer cows
June 5 2017
Several days ago, a dairy owner friend asked a question that stumped me: “Why are milk futures prices so high?”
May 29 2017
A common trait among successful farm business managers is the desire to improve their business management skills, and in turn, their farm
May 29 2017
Teenagers are opening their wallets and spending more money on food. A survey conducted by investment banking firm Piper Jaffray this spring found that food was the largest spending category for teenagers
May 29 2017
Although nutritionists have a good feel for where many of the ingredients fit into a healthy dairy ration, USDA’s Mary Beth Hall said we still have much to learn when it comes to sugar in rations
May 29 2017
Resilient. The word accurately describes dairy producers across the country as they contend with the never-ending fluctuations of milk prices and weather challenges
May 29 2017
Pasteurization — the process of heating a liquid, in this case milk, to kill bacteria — works. There are centuries of science to back up that notion
May 22 2017
Now entering its third year, the process to establish a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) potentially cleared another hurdle
May 22 2017
We often hear about the sheer volume — in billions of pounds — and the economic value of the food that is wasted in the United States each year
May 22 2017
Tragically there have been two deaths on Idaho dairies this year involving dairy lagoons. Looking at the past four years, there have been 14 deaths on Idaho agriculture operations
May 22 2017
“The feeding strategy will vary depending on producer goals, so a whole system approach is important,” shared Marcia Endres during a recent presentation at the Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference
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