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March 23 2020
Jeff Endres of Endres Berryridge Farms started composting manure six years ago. Their composting system has gone from basic beginnings to the more advanced system it is today
March 23 2020
Many of us have lived through some of history’s most significant moments; the ones that transformed our country and its people. The September 11 attacks . . . the Gulf War that was televised before...
March 23 2020
By nature, dairy farmers sell milk. Consequently, though, we also sell beef — whether that’s in the form of bull calves, culled cows, raised steers, or other animals
March 23 2020
The recent COVID-19 events and realities are unprecedented. We are truly seeing history being made that will have an effect on the dairy industry and society as a whole
March 16 2020
The sustainability conversation around agriculture, particularly animal agriculture, has become increasingly front of mind for a growing number of people
March 16 2020
When heifer inventories are considered, an often-overlooked impact of a smaller heifer inventory is a need to take a closer look at culling rates in the lactating herd
March 16 2020
Several enhancements will take effect for the April 7 triannual dairy genetic evaluations, with the most noticeable update being the genetic base
March 16 2020
Many farms have invested in facilities designed specifically for heifers, providing a space for these herd replacements to be cared for and grow
March 16 2020
The coronavirus has taken a big bite out of all the markets. And dairy certainly is not immune to the spreading impact of the COVID-19 virus
March 9 2020
With heifer prices dropping to modern-day record lows in the last several years, many farms have been faced with the question of what to do with extra heifers that aren’t bound for their lactating...
March 9 2020
Trends in consumer reporting have shown that people are drinking less fluid milk each year
March 9 2020
The U.S. is the third largest exporter of dairy products after the European Union and New Zealand. There is always interest in how we compare our milk prices to another country
March 9 2020
During the Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum, University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Director of Dairy Policy Analysis Mark Stephenson addressed what he considered to be the “elephant in the...
March 2 2020
Along with nearly every industry in the country, dairy has welcomed robotic technologies and artificial intelligence into the workplace in hopes of stemming labor shortages
March 2 2020
What does USDA licensed dairy operation data tell us about the effectiveness of the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Program in providing a safety net to dairy producers?
March 2 2020
On-farm processing of milk into various dairy products has become more and more popular for farmers, but that doesn’t mean it’s simple to do
March 2 2020
Children go to school to learn, grow their minds, and develop important life skills. For millions of American children, school also is a place for nourishment and an opportunity to receive vital nutrition,...
March 2 2020
As dairy producers, we tend to focus on milk prices, but it pays to be aware of what’s going on in the beef markets, too
Feb. 24 2020
Milk prices were too low for too long. That sums up the serious economic consequences in the countryside as 8.8% of all dairy farms holding permits to sell milk left the business last year
Feb. 24 2020
The 2019 forage growing and harvest season continues to be a hot topic as we near the end of the first quarter of 2020. In recent talks, we’ve discussed how 2019 may represent a new environmental...
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