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March 25 2019
Lameness isn’t a concern among heifers on most dairy farms. In recent years, though, a heifer hoof issue has appeared, and common rearing practices may be to blame.
March 18 2019
The dismal dairy economy took its toll as 2,731 U.S. dairy farms hung up their milking machines for the final time this past year
March 18 2019
Starting a dairy farm is no small feat, especially in today’s economy
March 18 2019
A plan to create the nation’s largest research dairy advanced earlier this month with the Idaho State Board of Education’s vote to allow the University of Idaho to buy land for the $45 million...
March 18 2019
In 1992, there were 131,509 dairy farms in the United States. At the end of 2018, that number was 37,468
March 18 2019
If you’ve ever had gelled diesel fuel in your tractors or trucks, you know it makes it pretty difficult to get the engine running
March 11 2019
While dairy farmers have been trudging through years of low prices with little relief in sight, other facets of agriculture, such as specialty vegetable and fruit crops, can also relate
March 11 2019
One must know a problem exists before solving it
March 11 2019
Dean Foods lost $260 million in the fourth quarter of 2018
March 11 2019
Though sign up for the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program does not begin until June, payment calculations are already underway
March 11 2019
The nation’s biggest dairy accounting firm says the average loss during the first nine months of 2018 was about 65 cents per cow per day – and the last three months will likely be worse
March 4 2019
To bring in more income without adding cows, some dairy producers chose to diversify their operations by introducing other revenue streams
March 4 2019
The potential benefits that robotic milking brings to the farm are becoming more clear — improved milk production, reduced labor costs, and enhanced reproduction
March 4 2019
“Don’t let the abnormal become normal. Just because it happened yesterday, today, and tomorrow doesn’t mean it’s right,” opened independent nutritionist David Greene during...
March 4 2019
For those who aren’t familiar with the Federal Milk Marketing Orders, the Class III milk price is the minimum price of milk that cheese plants are supposed to pay dairy farmers
March 4 2019
“If they can hold on, help is on the way thanks to the farm bill,” USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue firmly stated to the House Committee on Agriculture
Feb. 25 2019
Labor costs have grown over the last years, reveals USDA data on the cost of production on dairy farms
Feb. 25 2019
Making ends meet is a difficult task in today’s dairy market, but a focus on balancing outputs between high production and good components can go a long way in bolstering bottom lines
Feb. 25 2019
Having dropped by $380 per head in the past year, dairy replacement values tumbled to a decade low of $1,140 per animal
Feb. 25 2019
After raising calves in hutches outside for years, the Roden family decided to look into new calf housing options to accompany the growth of their dairy herd
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