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June 26 2017
You can’t milk a nut; it’s as simple as that. The European Court of Justice proved its agreement with that statement in a recent judgment
June 26 2017
As the overall economy keeps warming up, the U.S. unemployment rate now has reached a 10- to 11-year low at 4.3 percent in May 2017.
June 26 2017
In March 2017, a lawsuit filed against the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation claimed that a herd of 200 cows produced the same amount of waste as a city of 96,000 people
June 26 2017
Dairy farmers earned 28 cents for every dollar spent by U.S consumers in 2016, according to scientists at USDA’s Economic Research Service
June 19 2017
When was the last time you gave any thought to how much milk might be in your bulk tank? There’s a program sponsored by the Northeast Federal Milk Marketing Order that definitively answers...
June 19 2017
I have always been fascinated to hear what dairy owners think about people who just drop in to see them. Once in a while someone says they don’t mind
June 19 2017
“There’s a learning curve in adapting our management to the technology,” shared the University of Kentucky’s Joey Clark. He serves as the university’s dairy farm manager
June 19 2017
From 2010 to 2016, three states accounted for 44 percent of growth in U.S. milk production. Three guesses as to the names of those three states? Hint: Think very traditional dairy areas
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
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