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Nov. 19 2020
This year has been stressful for just about everyone, and children are no exception. In fact, children are especially vulnerable to the harmful effects of stress and anxiety due to their developing brains...
Nov. 19 2020
Do you have a fresh cow protocol for your dairy cows? What do you include in your fresh cow protocol? What are some barriers to implementing these protocols on your farm?
Nov. 19 2020
Dairy producers may cite a variety of different concerns and frustrations with the Federal Milk Marketing Order system, but the reality is that any one of the issues can’t be solved on its own
Nov. 19 2020
For the same reason that many dairy economists are unwilling to put too much stock in predicting future milk prices, 2020 has left the industry with another lesson just as applicable to federal order pricing:...
Nov. 12 2020
To do the best job possible at growing heifers, farmers need to track growth, monitor body condition scores, and consider industry benchmarking
Nov. 12 2020
As the harvest season comes to an end, farms may find themselves with excess forage, the right amount of forage, or not enough forage to feed their herd in the year ahead
Nov. 12 2020
As with every business, there are two sides to determining a dairy’s profitability — expenses and income — and both are prone to volatility
Nov. 12 2020
Conversations involving risk management and forward contracting often end up resulting in a discussion of “one time.”
Nov. 5 2020
The correct nutrients, at the right time, creates the right recipe for optimal growth. That’s the winning strategy to develop the rumen in dairy calves
Nov. 5 2020
This 2020 corn crop appears to be bucking the past two crop years' repeated trends for many issues
Nov. 5 2020
Decades of financial advice will offer the same conclusion to the question, “How much cash does a dairy need to have on hand?”
Nov. 5 2020
“We really like the dairy business, so we want to stay in it.”
Nov. 5 2020
For three decades, Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) ranked among the handful of politicians who truly understood agriculture in Washington, D.C.’s Capital Beltway
Oct. 29 2020
“The first impression we have about the 2020 corn silage is that it looks like a very good crop,” said Dr. Luiz Ferrareto, ruminant nutrition specialist with University of Wisconsin-Madison...
Oct. 29 2020
“2020 has certainly been a roller coaster year,” said dairy analyst Matt Gould, stating the obvious during the Pennsylvania Center for Dairy Excellence’s “Navigating the Numbers”...
Oct. 29 2020
The compost-bedded pack barn is a housing system that may reduce building costs, allow mid- and long-term manure storage, and ensure cow comfort when properly managed
Oct. 29 2020
Supply and demand have been the story throughout 2020. More unknowns about reopening plans and federal spending continue to raise questions about dairy product demand into 2021
Oct. 22 2020
“We have to ask for practical use, is it helpful? Does the farmer know more after consulting the system than he or she did before? Of course, we want perfect sensor systems, but we have to use the...
Oct. 22 2020
"This was the best time ever!” "The cheese was amazing!” "I told at least a dozen friends." Those were firsthand comments from those participating in the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin-led Cheeselandia...
Oct. 22 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has most certainly impacted the financial stability of the country, put the economy into recession, and even raised concerns of a coming depression
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