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March 20 2017
Finding pounds of milk isn’t about using or not using BST. It’s about good management
March 20 2017
In my view, the intriguing question is why did anyone sign up for more than the $4 coverage in the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) this year?
March 20 2017
Even if a significant slowdown in the decline rate for dairy farm numbers occurs, there will likely be just half as many in 20 years are there are now
March 13 2017
Brooks Farms 1855 LLC Some are quick to throw out the label “Big is bad” when it comes to farm size. Dairy producers Ron and Zoey Brooks believe the opposite is true for them
March 13 2017
“A high-impact trend in the dairy industry is the growth or improved efficiency of milk produced per cow,” stated Mark Stephenson, speaking to those attending the Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook...
March 13 2017
The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) board of directors recently approved a list of changes to modify the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) safety net for dairy producers
March 13 2017
Of all the changes that the transition cow endures, negative energy balance is one of the greatest and most difficult to overcome
March 13 2017
When it comes to positive tank loads of milk for antibiotic residues, dairy farmers reached a historic accomplishment
March 6 2017
“The U.S. just recently crossed 35 pounds of cheese per person on a per capita basis,” stated Mark Stephenson, speaking to those attending the Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum
March 6 2017
“Health and wellness ranks as the leading food trend. This is characterized by ‘good-for-you’ foods,” said Brian Boyle, PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance LLC
March 6 2017
America’s growing appetite for organic food has led to a rush of organic grain from overseas. As reported in the Wall Street Journal, sales of USDA-certified organic food jumped 10 percent last...
March 6 2017
“High dry matter intake solves a lot of problems on a lot of farms,” explained Mike Hutjens when referring to the best ways to capitalize on feeding opportunities in the new year
March 6 2017
Little, it seems, is going to proceed quickly about California’s effort to join the Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) program
Feb. 27 2017
Over the next decade, dairy cows could produce an additional 4,820 pounds of milk each year. On a per gallon basis, that translates to 560 gallons of milk
Feb. 27 2017
Among all major dairy exporters, the U.S. is the only country that has seen growth in production in the last few months
Feb. 27 2017
As farmers, we are expected to do “the right thing.” That’s our responsibility, but in some ways, it’s also our reward. In his presentation at the Professional Dairy Producers...
Feb. 27 2017
“Two of the biggest reasons we are culling in our lactating herd right now are mastitis and feet and leg problems,” shared Luke Haywood, who milks 1,150 cows on his family’s Sand Creek...
Feb. 27 2017
Overall, 1,725 dairy farms across the United States called it quits last year. That total represented deeper exits from just one year earlier when 1,275 farms left the industry
Feb. 20 2017
The Northeast is flush with milk. That extra milk is putting pressure on the region’s fluid milk market that delivers higher returns to dairy farmers
Feb. 20 2017
“Prior to genomics becoming available, we would have been 90 percent proven sires,” shared Welcome Stock Farm’s Bill Peck
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