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Dec. 12 2016
“At one time, I thought an MBA (Master of Business Administration) would help me work with people. I was wrong,” said Tom Jinkinson, D.V.M
Dec. 5 2016
“Of course dairy farmers are against trade” {link} was a good article. The growth in exports, as a percentage of U.S. milk production, needs to also be factored by the growth in annual milk...
Dec. 5 2016
Thank you for pointing out, and standing up for the truth, in the survey from a Wisconsin-based association in your item “Of course dairy farmers are against trade.”
Dec. 5 2016
“We use PC Dart for our record keeping. We record all calvings, breedings, and drying off,” noted Ed Pfeifer regarding his family’s Bucyrus, Ohio, farm that won Platinum honors
Dec. 5 2016
Dairies in the West aren’t just competing with each other for alfalfa hay but with dairies all over the world.Just like milk, alfalfa exports have become a huge business
Dec. 5 2016
Cornell’s Tom Overton challenged everyone to look at transition cows as an opportunity to transform dairy herds
Dec. 5 2016
It’s always dangerous to call a food or dietary additive a silver bullet, but recent research suggests that a component of some aged cheeses could be part of a diet that improves life longevity
Dec. 5 2016
“I have to be honest . . . seven or eight years ago when I heard some leaders wanted to start another industry association, my reaction candidly was, ‘Are you nuts?’”
Nov. 28 2016
“Nutrition plays a key role in our reproductive success,” said Brian Brown of SunBurst Dairy near Belleville, Wis
Nov. 28 2016
Likened to a sieve, the digestive tract of a newborn calf is a catch-22 for everything in its environment. Immunoglobulins, nutrients, and bacteria alike have free rein in the digestive tract
Nov. 28 2016
Talk about winning by default. While it may feel a long way from it, disappointing outlooks for other major commodities make dairying look like agriculture’s best financial sector in 2017
Nov. 28 2016
It was easy to conclude the survey results well before the November 2 press release even landed in our electronic in-basket via email
Nov. 28 2016
If you look at what is important to young consumers . . . millennials and Generation Z . . . they want to know where their food comes from. “For a longtime, where our food comes from has been
Nov. 21 2016
“We do not use sexed semen on cows. However, our heifers get two services to sexed semen,” said Kurt Magnan. “If they do not settle from two services of sexed semen, they get bred to...
Nov. 21 2016
Feeding management in robotic dairies is all about meeting the goals of the dairy. Although this is true on all dairies, the University of Minnesota’s Jim Salfer described it as especially noteworthy
Nov. 21 2016
That was a question I posed to Taco Bell’s Food and Beverage Innovation Team on a visit to its Irvine, Calif., corporate headquarters in mid September. “When we traditionally looked at the...
Nov. 21 2016
As the dairy industry is finishing its second year of low milk prices and the third sign-up for the new Margin Protection Program (MPP-Dairy) is underway
Nov. 21 2016
“As you look forward on your farm and business, always keep the consumer in mind,” Mike McCloskey explained to attendees at the Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council’s annual gathering in...
Nov. 14 2016
Over the past generation, one cheese, above all others, carried the dairy industry. What was the variety? Mozzarella. Since 1975, U.S. consumption of this variety has grown from 2.11 to 11.27 pounds
Nov. 14 2016
Though U.S. milk prices have moved off the lows of this summer, it is unclear whether those prices will continue that upward track in 2017
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