May 29 2017
Resilient. The word accurately describes dairy producers across the country as they contend with the never-ending fluctuations of milk prices and weather challenges
May 16 2017
We graze our Guernsey herd for as many months out of the year as the Oregon weather allows. In a normal year this season lasts from the beginning of April through October
Dec. 16 2016
We all have those days where nothing seems to go right on the farm, especially during the harsh winter months
Oct. 18 2016
Let’s be honest, Mother Nature can be one of a dairy farmer’s worst enemies. The unpredictable power and ability to literally make or break us, gives us a great amount of respect
Dec. 22 2014
Coping with last year's extreme temperatures wasn't easy. In our December issue, we caught up with four dairy producers from among North America's coldest dairy regions to see how they kept their farms...
Dec. 15 2014
"We have a tendency to have a disastrous year in agriculture every 19 years, on average," noted Elwynn Taylor, an agricultural meteorologist with Iowa State University. Weather can make or break in agriculture....
Nov. 24 2014
Make no bones about it; winter has arrived. The season's early onset, on the heels of a late growing season, has created its share of problems, as corn silage acres across the Midwest are left standing....
Sept. 2 2014
If you thought that we could put the term Polar Vortex behind us for a while, think again. If the Old Farmer's Almanac prediction for the winter rings true, most of the nation will be experiencing another...
May 19 2014
We can learn a great deal from studying weather patterns. That was the main take away from a recent presentation by Elwynn Taylor, a professor of ag meteorology who has been studying his trade since 1982,...
April 7 2014
Intel readers were fascinated by the item in our February 24 issue about a cow cooling method that uses very little electricity – cooling freestall beds from below – which had been exhibited...
March 31 2014
What's your flood risk? by Amanda Smith, Associate Editor We've been stuck in a weather holding pattern. Some of us have been subjected to extreme cold and blizzard-like conditions for the last five months,...
Feb. 10 2014
Fresh, available drinking water is essential for healthy, high-producing dairy cows. A 1,500-pound lactating dairy cow consumes approximately 25 to 35 gallons of water per day. Drinking water meets 80...