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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
Dec. 19 2016
The “white wave of milk” that swamped California dairy cooperatives for decades is gone.Rapid expansion that began in the Golden State in the 1970s came with a 24/7 problem for co-ops
Dec. 12 2016
“To ensure we stay on track, we monitor a number of vital reproductive performance metrics,” explained Roger Dunn, who lives in Coudersport, Pa
Dec. 12 2016
The weak milk and dairy product prices experienced throughout the first half of 2016 led to an expectation from most industry analysts that supply cuts would take place around the world
Dec. 12 2016
While the Hoard’s Dairyman Bull List will be available in the December issue, we are making it available to readers here as well. The Bull List can be downloaded by clicking the link
Dec. 12 2016
If 2015 was a nightmare for Western dairy farmers’ checkbooks, certainly the beginning of 2016 was even worse, according to numbers provided by Frazer, LLP
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