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March 6 2017
“High dry matter intake solves a lot of problems on a lot of farms,” explained Mike Hutjens when referring to the best ways to capitalize on feeding opportunities in the new year
March 6 2017
Little, it seems, is going to proceed quickly about California’s effort to join the Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) program
Feb. 27 2017
Over the next decade, dairy cows could produce an additional 4,820 pounds of milk each year. On a per gallon basis, that translates to 560 gallons of milk
Feb. 27 2017
Among all major dairy exporters, the U.S. is the only country that has seen growth in production in the last few months
Feb. 27 2017
As farmers, we are expected to do “the right thing.” That’s our responsibility, but in some ways, it’s also our reward. In his presentation at the Professional Dairy Producers...
Feb. 27 2017
“Two of the biggest reasons we are culling in our lactating herd right now are mastitis and feet and leg problems,” shared Luke Haywood, who milks 1,150 cows on his family’s Sand Creek...
Feb. 27 2017
Overall, 1,725 dairy farms across the United States called it quits last year. That total represented deeper exits from just one year earlier when 1,275 farms left the industry
Feb. 20 2017
The Northeast is flush with milk. That extra milk is putting pressure on the region’s fluid milk market that delivers higher returns to dairy farmers
Feb. 20 2017
“Prior to genomics becoming available, we would have been 90 percent proven sires,” shared Welcome Stock Farm’s Bill Peck
Feb. 20 2017
A variety of U.S. dairy products are shipped around the world, but four categories — cheese, skim milk powder (SMP), whey products, and lactose — lead the way
Feb. 20 2017
“Buy-up coverage” fell 72 percent this year when compared to 2016 for the farm bill’s signature dairy program known as the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy)
Feb. 20 2017
Valentine’s Day last week saw the next interesting phase on what may or may not ultimately become the nation’s largest Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO)
Feb. 13 2017
I enjoyed your information on fluid milk sales in the Hoard’s Dairyman Intel “Northeast fluid sales are evaporating.”
Feb. 13 2017
Three cheers for much-needed observations at the end of the article “Northeast fluid sales are evaporating” on declining Northeast fluid sales
Feb. 13 2017
Farm tours are a great way to teach people about agriculture. We must recognize, though, that simply showing someone where their food comes from may not be enough to answer all their questions
Feb. 13 2017
Dairy trade remains an important issue . . . especially for U.S. dairy producers who are banking on higher milk prices this year
Feb. 13 2017
“One of the biggest changes in our industry in the past decade is fostering the connection our customers have with their food source,” said Nature Way’s Dairy’s Jamie Kulesa
Feb. 13 2017
American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and American Farm Bureau Insurance Services (AFBIS) are asking for input to the question . . . would dairy revenue protection work for you?
Feb. 13 2017
“This Recommended Decision proposes the issuance of a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) regulating the handling of milk in California.”
Feb. 6 2017
We too have had contact with nonfarming consumers in Canada as discussed by the author of Reader Response: Bachelor extends our reach. My wife and I bought the 200-year-old stone house next door
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