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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
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
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