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Dec. 6 2023
This week, the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB) published updated genetic evaluations for 50 traits and four selection indexes for more than 81.5 million dairy animals
Dec. 6 2023
Leaders from almost 200 countries around the world are currently gathering in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for the United Nations’ (UN) 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) climate change conference
Dec. 6 2023
Many dairy producers and their nutritionists are facing a mixed bag of forage quality this season
Dec. 6 2023
Americans’ love for cheese continues to grow, as last year was another record-breaking year in terms of per capita cheese consumption
Nov. 30 2023
It likely seems odd to many of us to eat a bowlful of macaroni and cheese that doesn’t feature at least one form of real dairy cheese, but a major food company will soon be putting such a product...
Nov. 30 2023
Hypocalcemia on dairy farms is not a new problem; we know that most cows have a low blood calcium concentration after calving. How we manage and treat these animals has changed over time
Nov. 30 2023
Not all cows react the same way to the same environment or action. There are slight physiological, genetic, and maintenance variations that cause some animals to thrive where others struggle
Nov. 30 2023
In a two-to-one vote, the U.S. failed in its attempt to challenge Canada’s tariff-rate quota (TRQ) allocation system and gain better market access under the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)
Nov. 22 2023
Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you can enjoy some sort of Thanksgiving meal tomorrow. If you were the one shopping for ingredients to prepare food for the holiday, you likely kept a close eye on prices
Nov. 22 2023
Looking for pinkeye, treating pinkeye, and worrying about pinkeye can take up a lot of time for a dairy farmer. J
Nov. 22 2023
Fiber degradability, also known as neutral detergent fiber digestibility or NDFD, is a metric frequently used to assess forage quality
Nov. 22 2023
On December 5, and for the first time, the evaluation will include a haplotype call for early onset muscle weakness syndrome
Nov. 16 2023
Fall can be an especially hectic time for farmers, with crops to harvest and manure to move, plus all the regular day-to-day work. This can mean long days, short nights, and a lack of much-needed sleep
Nov. 16 2023
With milk production staying within a narrow range of little change, demand for dairy products is the main driver for price changes
Nov. 15 2023
Federal dietary guidelines are not always factored in when individual people make diet choices for themselves or their family
Nov. 15 2023
We don’t have a new farm bill yet, but steps taken this week ensure programs important to dairy producers will continue for the time being
Nov. 9 2023
This summer was Earth’s hottest on record. For dairy cattle around the world and the farmers that take care of them, that heat made producing high-quality milk more challenging
Nov. 9 2023
You can’t spend much time in the dairy social media world lately without knowing that butterfat prices are really high
Nov. 9 2023
Digital dermatitis is an infectious foot disease that is very hard to remove once a dairy herd is infected. It is possible, though, to keep this problem at bay
Nov. 9 2023
U.S. dairy consumption has been steadily rising for years, reaching more than 11.5 million metric tons (milk solids equivalent) in 2022
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