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Sept. 28 2023
A serious injury to or death of a farm’s owner sets off a chain of events that can be devastating if the business and family aren’t prepared. In too many cases, it can lead to the farm exiting...
Sept. 28 2023
Can we select cows for reduced methane production? This is a question that genetics researchers around the world are tackling, as we seek to reduce the environmental footprint of dairy farming. Dairy cattle...
Sept. 28 2023
Since I was an undergraduate student in college, I have always been very passionate about forage quality and ruminant nutrition. Almost 25 years ago, I started my research internship at the USDA Agricultural...
Sept. 28 2023
One way to improve productivity and efficiency on farms is to simplify management. When it comes to making high quality milk, Michigan State University’s Pam Ruegg, D.V.M., offered this straightforward...
Sept. 21 2023
Composted animal manure has been used as a soil amendment for years. When done well, its benefits include plant disease suppression, pathogen destruction, manure volume reduction, and improved soil health....
Sept. 21 2023
There are many potentially dangerous pieces of equipment and machinery on farms. One of the most common — and most dangerous for young people — is all terrain vehicles (ATVs)
Sept. 21 2023
Of milk’s 13 essential nutrients, there is one that doesn’t grab many headlines but should be a key reason why people keep dairy in their diet. While protein, calcium, potassium, vitamins A...
Sept. 21 2023
With corn silage harvest underway or starting soon, in many areas the main focus is on optimizing the yield and nutritional value of this important feed ingredient, and rightly so. Trusting that plans...
Sept. 14 2023
Dairy farms are not alone when it comes to a shortage of help. Problems associated with a limited workforce span across other sectors of agriculture and different industries
Sept. 14 2023
Protein is often considered the hallmark nutrient provided by animal-derived products. Critical for building muscle and supporting physical activity, protein is necessary for us to accomplish our daily...
Sept. 14 2023
Though the calendar has not yet turned to fall, the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program has already eclipsed the $1 billion mark in payments for 2023. Expected payments as of September 5 are now at $1.13...
Sept. 14 2023
For farms that lost milk income due to weather events the past few years, a recently announced U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program will offer some relief
Sept. 7 2023
Milk and dairy foods will soon be on the table for families who need them most in California’s Central Valley due to a grant from the Legacy Health Endowment
Sept. 7 2023
Historically, corn silage contracts have been based on a standard corn grain equivalent. This year, however, has atypical values of corn silage in fields compared to years past
Sept. 7 2023
Dairy farmers, and particularly Holstein breeders, have become familiar with recessive genes and haplotype conditions in recent decades
Sept. 7 2023
Headlines featuring broken records for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program are beginning to sound like, well, a broken record, but unfortunately, that is the reality as the July income-over-feed cost...
Aug. 31 2023
The concentration of neutral detergent fiber, hereafter referred to as fiber or NDF, is the major determinant of the digestibility and energy concentration of a feed
Aug. 31 2023
For dairy and many other food categories, a lot of attention is placed on the needs and wants of Generation Z, or Gen Z. This group of young people born between the late 1990s and the early 2010s represents...
Aug. 31 2023
It’s not as exciting to talk about as your herd’s production levels, genetic accomplishments, or crop performances, but safety can be just as impactful on the farm’s bottom line
Aug. 31 2023
With low milk prices and rising costs for inputs, 2023 is not shaping up to be a profitable year for dairy farmers
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