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May 25 2020
The National Milk Producers Federation thanked President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for supporting dairy in USDA’s $16 billion agriculture payments plan, details of which were released...
May 25 2020
If it’s been on your mind to consider farm expansion during this tough financial time, there is one question dairy lenders say is essential to answer
May 25 2020
With the turmoil of dairy markets the past few months, farmers may likely be looking a bit deeper into their balance sheets and income statements for 2020
May 18 2020
Whether you’re talking about David Copperfield making the Statue of Liberty disappear or the CME cheese market, sometimes there just isn’t a rational explanation
May 18 2020
When the dairy market is expanded to a global perspective, often the conversation shifts to our competitors and how to best them
May 18 2020
COVID-19 has sent shockwaves throughout the dairy industry, as school feeding programs and food service markets have disappeared overnight
May 18 2020
Dairy herds have made great strides in reproductive efficiency over the years. One only has to look at numbers from just two decades ago to note these remarkable improvements
May 11 2020
How long are you expecting to limit production because of co-op, processor, or personally instituted milk production restrictions? That was the question posed to our DairyLivestream audience on May 6,...
May 11 2020
For most dairy producers, land is their main source of equity and, with commodity prices in the doldrums, many are putting their hopes in land markets being able to withstand the crisis caused by COVID-19
May 11 2020
The pile up of tight financial years since 2015 has caused many producers to take incredibly sharp pencils to their operating budgets
May 11 2020
“We used to pride ourselves on a just-in-time system,” said United Dairymen of Arizona CEO Keith Murfield on the May 6 episode of DairyLivestream. “But that turned out to be just a disaster.”
May 4 2020
Researchers and farmers alike are uncovering benefits of pair or group housing for calves, from cognitive learning, behavioral flexibility, adaptability, and resilience to stress
May 4 2020
In light of recent events, the dairy industry has found itself needing to get creative with uses for surplus milk, such as spreading it on fields or feeding it back to cows in a total mixed ration (TMR)
May 4 2020
Discussion surrounding adjustments to on-farm milk production are ongoing as demand for dairy products continues to stumble due to the COVID-19 outbreak
May 4 2020
Water quality, having a plan for dry cow housing, and learning how to work with calves in group housing. Those are the top three lessons Randy Gross learned from real-life experiences during a 2016 dairy...
May 4 2020
How much has your dairy processing plant or co-op asked your dairy farm or your clients to cut back milk shipments?
April 30 2020
“We want to minimize our loss, not necessarily by minimizing cost.” That’s the cautionary advice from Cornell University Extension Associate Jason Karszes in response to the COVID-19...
April 27 2020
Dairy farmers are being financially squeezed by the COVID-19 vice. Just like being wedged in a vice in a farm shop . . . one jaw bearing down on dairy producers involves dumped milk because of lost sales...
April 27 2020
There’s a big spread in cheese prices. The world’s largest dairy product exporter, New Zealand, has Cheddar selling for roughly $2 per pound at the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction held within...
April 27 2020
In many parts of the country, to say last fall’s harvest season was challenging is a major understatement. Attempts to finish cropping and apply manure through wet soil conditions left many fields...
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