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Feb. 14 2020
Who’s buying your milk? We identify who is consuming dairy, and what their future buying habits and food desires will be, to develop products that utilize more of your milk and meet consumers’...
Feb. 13 2020
An on-farm retail store provides a unique opportunity, not only to sell products directly to customers, but to also bring them to the farm on a regular basis
Feb. 10 2020
Horns on cattle were a natural part of farm life for most operations, but around the 1960s, producers realized that removing these horns makes for a much safer and easier working environment
Feb. 10 2020
The farm press is filled with stories of farm injuries, workplace fatalities, and life-threatening health concerns from exposure to toxic gases, dusts, and other hazards
Feb. 10 2020
Running a dairy farm is more than enough work for a dairy farm family to handle. When you add on farm processing and direct sales to the mix, challenges certainly come with the rewards
Feb. 10 2020
Over the last 10 years, the fat component of milk has been a key driver of milk price. The construction of the ration can have a significant impact on milkfat percentage and milk yield
Feb. 10 2020
Milk is milk. In some people’s minds, that is no longer the case
Feb. 3 2020
New types of dairy products must continue to change the face of the industry — we’ve seen the success already with milks, yogurts, and coffee creamers, just to name a few
Feb. 3 2020
“When a cow calves, it is kept in the hospital pen for three days. Hospital pens are checked daily, and we monitor the health of the cows and check for antibiotic residues to ensure quality of milk,”...
Feb. 3 2020
Dairy economist Mark Stephenson predicts that 2020 will be a better year for milk prices — with a few asterisks
Feb. 3 2020
The last several years of wet and warm conditions in dairy regions across the country have brought up the important conversation of forage hygiene
Feb. 3 2020
The financial situation for dairy producers has improved as milk prices gained more than $4 per hundredweight during 2019
Jan. 27 2020
There’s a developing story that presents vegetarians and vegans with a quandary. Those who drink almond juice (almond milk) may be helping to kill billions of bees
Jan. 27 2020
Contrary to the excuses we often fall into as employers, pay is not the first thing many employees cite when leaving a job
Jan. 27 2020
Knowing how to breed desirable dairy-beef calves can make a big difference in the value of this quickly growing system
Jan. 27 2020
This past year we dug into our membership data to look at how consolidation was impacting Idaho’s dairy demographics. What we found raised eyebrows within both our staff and board
Jan. 27 2020
Farmers were a focal point of Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers’ State of the State address, which he delivered last Wednesday night
Jan. 20 2020
Wagner Farms in Oconto Falls, Wis., had a 0% death loss in their calves last year. For anyone that has worked with animals, this is the ultimate goal, but sometimes incredibly difficult to achieve
Jan. 20 2020
Wisconsin lost 10.1% of its dairy farms during 2019. However, those losses were disproportional and directly depended on the type of market served — Grade A or Grade B dairy farms
Jan. 20 2020
Farmers and government officials are still assessing the impact of the devastating Australian bushfires on agriculture, but it may take months before the full impact is apparent
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