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Sept. 12 2022
The monthly average CME Grade AA butter price eclipsed $3 per pound in August, with prices remaining above this mark during the early days of September. Higher butter prices have occurred even as chee
Sept. 12 2022
They’ve slowed down since the height of the pandemic, but social media pictures of sparse grocery store dairy displays are still popping up, and they are all the evidence needed to know that, while
Sept. 5 2022
During farm transition planning, assumptions and expectations between predecessor and successor generations can put the harmony of the family at risk. Imagine you are the owner of a dairy operation an
Sept. 5 2022
Net Zero by 2050. It’s a lofty and, at times, overwhelming concept to consider that dairy could achieve carbon neutrality, optimize water usage, and improve water quality by 2050
Sept. 5 2022
Following in the footsteps of the cow milk alternatives that clutter the dairy case, there is a growing number of stores and restaurants that offer plant-based “meat” as a substitute to the...
Sept. 5 2022
News thrives on conflict -- it always has and always will. But that tendency to emphasize the negative -- or in the case of agriculture, every criticism of farmers and U.S. food production imaginable
Sept. 5 2022
Just as producing quality milk requires attention to many different details, so does moving that milk from the farm to the customers that will process it
Aug. 29 2022
While alternative forage sources may be needed when forage or ingredient availability is limited, these scenarios also require the re-formulation of dairy cow diets
Aug. 29 2022
It might not seem like it in the midst of long days of chopping corn, filling bunkers and bags, and keeping the rest of the dairy running at the same time, but corn silage harvest season will wrap up
Aug. 29 2022
It is not uncommon for farms to house more dairy cows in a pen than there are stalls. Overcrowding is a way to dilute a farm’s fixed assets — but do the benefits outweigh the costs?
Aug. 29 2022
I don’t envy USDA statisticians. The U.S. produces billions of pounds of milk a month from over 9 million cows, and we expect the USDA to be able to tell us how much it is changing
Aug. 29 2022
This July, USDA estimated there were 3.75 million dairy heifers over 500 pounds on farms across the United States
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