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Nov. 2 2023
Now that the month of October is in the rearview mirror, we have a full picture of what ended up being a record-breaking month in terms of butterfat prices
Nov. 1 2023
Animals are great hosts for spreading certain germs that lead to zoonotic enteric diseases – diseases that you may be familiar with affecting the digestive system
Nov. 1 2023
Waste is, unfortunately, a mostly unavoidable part of life. When things are used up or leftover, we discard them and move on to the next fresh resource
Nov. 1 2023
A sense of frustration floods in when you see a cow around 29 days post-breeding being mounted. After getting through the 21-day window, there is a brief moment of comfort until you now realize something...
Oct. 26 2023
“Certainly, something I wish I learned!” were the words of a colleague asking me for an educational program about risk management for dairy science students
Oct. 26 2023
Much like social media “influencers” can sway people’s purchasing decisions, especially those of younger shoppers, there are influencing factors that shape a farm’s calf-rearing...
Oct. 26 2023
As more than 1,200 attendees from 55 countries from all corners of the globe convened in Chicago for last week’s World Dairy Summit, it was clear that what makes our industry so powerful are the...
Oct. 26 2023
The leaves are changing, the first frost has arrived, and harvest is already nearing completion in some parts of the country. Attention is quickly turning to the holiday season with Thanksgiving approaching
Oct. 19 2023
Since 2016, Miner Institute has collected edge-of-field surface and tile drainage samples from corn silage fields in northeastern New York that receive annual applications of dairy manure
Oct. 19 2023
More than 150 dairy genetic enthusiasts gathered on October 4, 2023, at World Dairy Expo for the ninth annual Industry Meeting of the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB)
Oct. 19 2023
Late last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) extended the deadline to sign up for the Milk Loss Program to the day before Halloween
Oct. 19 2023
Personally, professionally, or both, everyone has likely felt like they were spinning their wheels at one point or another in their life
Oct. 12 2023
Since 2018, the U.S. has experienced three extended periods of dairy cow liquidation. From January 2018 to July 2019, the national herd constricted by 118,000 cows; from May 2021 to January 2022, cow numbers...
Oct. 11 2023
Transitioning family farms is a process that takes time and sometimes can come to a standstill
Oct. 11 2023
The milking center is at the heart of a dairy farm, and when the time comes to make updates, producers can be faced with a big decision
Oct. 11 2023
Dairy producers today have more genetic tools today than ever before. Genomic testing is the big player, and there are also new selection traits and indices, better methods to track and interpret data,...
Oct. 5 2023
Every piece of advertising matters for a small business, especially when it can be done for free or little cost. For dairy farms marketing their own products, social media is one way to reach potential...
Oct. 5 2023
Corn silage has long been known as the cornerstone of the dairy ration, providing a valuable fibrous energy that is difficult to replace in the diet. Over the years, land grant institutes have invested...
Oct. 5 2023
When challenged by illness, young dairy calves can become dehydrated quickly. Producers are often faced with the question of whether oral fluids will get the job done or if they need to call their veterinarian...
Oct. 5 2023
In business, a top customer is a very important relationship, one that requires careful tending and cultivation to maintain. The best business relationships are two-way streets, with each party tending...
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