The author is an associate editor and covers animal health, dairy housing and equipment, and nutrient management. She grew up on a dairy farm near Plymouth, Wis., and previously served as a University of Wisconsin agricultural extension agent. She received a master’s degree from North Carolina State University and a bachelor’s from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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May 17 2017
More than 14,800 cow judges from all 50 states and 15 other countries tackled the five classes in the 2017 Hoard’s Dairyman Cow Judging Contest
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May 15 2017
Just two years ago, U.S. farmers couldn’t keep up with consumer demand for organic milk. Now, production has outpaced the need
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May 8 2017
Newly appointed Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue hit the ground running
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May 1 2017
Summer will soon arrive, and our cows will be feeling the heat. According to Nigel Cook, MRCVS, cows are becoming impacted by heat stress at lower and lower temperatures
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April 24 2017
The nightmare continues for some Wisconsin and Minnesota dairy farmers as they scramble to find a new processor for their milk by May 1
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April 17 2017
If you have taken a close look at the Jerseys included on the Hoard’s Dairyman Bull List following the past few sire summaries, you may have noticed a change
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April 10 2017
For the first time in 50 years, the price we pay for groceries has come down. USDA data shows that 2016 retail prices for food consumed at home fell 1.3 percent from the year before
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April 5 2017
While the Hoard’s Dairyman Farm is well known for its Guernsey herd, the Hoard’s Jerseys have been working hard, too
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April 3 2017
Most people adore dairy products, and cheese in particular, for the taste. The nutritional benefits are very appealing, too
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March 27 2017
Between research data and personal on-farm experience, most dairymen would agree that overstocked pens have an undesirable affect on cow health and performance
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March 25 2017
An important part of running any business is finding enterprises that complement each other. For one Michigan dairy farm, potatoes and cows have been the perfect pair. The VanDrese
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March 20 2017
Solar energy systems are affordable in northern climates
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March 13 2017
Brooks Farms 1855 LLC Some are quick to throw out the label “Big is bad” when it comes to farm size. Dairy producers Ron and Zoey Brooks believe the opposite is true for them
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March 8 2017
Just about every packaged food item at the grocery store comes with an “expiration” or “sell by” date on the label. My inclination is that most people heed these guidelines
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March 6 2017
America’s growing appetite for organic food has led to a rush of organic grain from overseas. As reported in the Wall Street Journal, sales of USDA-certified organic food jumped 10 percent last...
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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...
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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
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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
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Feb. 8 2017
For the past 146 years, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has entertained families across the country
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Feb. 6 2017
A challenge faced by today’s dairy farmer is maintaining a positive image with the public. Most of us probably assume the worst when we speculate what consumers believe about farms