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Dec. 11 2017
While the Hoard’s Dairyman Bull List will be available in the December issue, we are making it available to readers here as well
Dec. 11 2017
Annual U.S. dairy cow inventory has been in continual expansion mode every year since 2010 . . . except for the drought year of 2013
Dec. 11 2017
Those who are anti-animal agriculture would like us to believe a planet without livestock production would be a better place in terms of greenhouse gas emissions
Dec. 11 2017
When it comes to consumer concern over animal welfare, it appears that people fall into three areas of thought
Dec. 11 2017
What are the most important metrics that the nation’s top herds use to monitor reproduction?
Dec. 4 2017
“For us, the Pocket Cow Card on the phone and tablet is a great reference tool when out among the herd,” said Jake Weisenbeck when discussing how his farm tracks heats, breeding records, and...
Dec. 4 2017
2017 Census of Agriculture mailings are arriving this month.
Dec. 4 2017
Veterinarian Cesar Narciso pointed to some advantages of IVF (in vitro fertilization), including accelerated genetic gain by using genomically superior donors, strategic reproduction management (like crossbreeding...
Dec. 4 2017
USDA just released long-term Agricultural Projections to 2027 for the U.S. dairy industry
Dec. 4 2017
Perhaps the best that can be said about the milk price outlook for 2018, as seen in the graph above, is it isn’t expected to be as bad as in 2015 or 2016
Nov. 27 2017
Previously, a financial analysis system called “DuPont” was introduced that assesses profitability through three primary levers
Nov. 27 2017
Recent estimates show the world population could reach 10 billion people by the year 2050
Nov. 27 2017
“We ultrasound cows at 33 days carried calf to determine pregnancy. Pregnant cows are given a second ultrasound at 60 days carried calf to confirm pregnancy, determine fetal sex, and to check for...
Nov. 27 2017
“Dairy and cotton have been targeted as the two commodity programs for improvements in the next Farm Bill,” said Paul Bleiberg
Nov. 27 2017
“What’s the reward-risk?” opened Tom Overton in his presentation on adoption of new technology at the recent Cornell Nutrition Conference
Nov. 20 2017
When dairy producers think about mastitis, they likely don’t automatically connect it to reproductive problems, but the two can go hand in hand
Nov. 20 2017
Most folks in the dairy industry are aware, at least to some extent, that California became the No. 1 milk-producing state in 1994. It took over having the most cows in 1998
Nov. 20 2017
Conventional thought for many years was that feeding supplemental fat and fresh cows don’t mix. Early studies showed supplemental fats often reduced feed intake in fresh cows
Nov. 20 2017
At the mid-year point, only two of the eight dairy regions serviced by Frazer Certified Public Accountants and Consultants posted negative returns
Nov. 20 2017
“Our voluntary waiting period or VWP is 77 days for all cows. A few years ago, we backed up the VWP almost a full week,” explained Jeff McNeely. “After moving it back, we haven’t...
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