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Aug. 28 2017
Whether you are farming 250 acres or cropping 1,000-plus acres, production costs ranged by a mere 10 cents per bushel for those crop farms throughout the Heartland
Aug. 28 2017
We know that dairy farm wages have been climbing rapidly, more so than in most other industries. Depending on the different dairy budgets available, estimated hired labor costs for herds of 200
Aug. 21 2017
Getting too low of SCC in the tank is only a look at the entire herd, in response to the item “Can SCCs go too low?” Of great importance is driving down the new mastitis infection rate per...
Aug. 21 2017
Consumers have been consuming more butter by as much as 5 to 12 percent in some North American and European countries.
Aug. 21 2017
In agriculture, we have seen tremendous advancements in the use of technology. During his presentation at the UW-Discovery Farm’s “Soil, Water, and Big Data Field Day,” Brian Luck reminded...
Aug. 21 2017
Lying time and activity have gained popularity in the industry as measures of health and welfare
Aug. 21 2017
Losses in 2015 and 2016 have erased nearly two-thirds of the record profits dairy farmers made in 2014
Aug. 21 2017
For well over a decade, the net flow of unauthorized immigrant labor has diminished
Aug. 14 2017
Great news on this initiative, and thanks for publishing the story, “Dairy gives inmates a second chance.”
Aug. 14 2017
While the Hoard’s Dairyman Bull List will be distributed in the August 25 issue, we also will make it available to readers here
Aug. 14 2017
The uptick in alternative forages in dairy cattle diets across the country has drawn many researchers to the question of what nutritional profile do they offer when included in rations
Aug. 14 2017
According to data maintained by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service for the first five months of 2017, total production of dairy products on a milk equivalent, skim solids...
Aug. 14 2017
George W. Bush was just elected as the 43rd U.S. President the last time milk protein prices were this low. At $1.2248 per pound, protein fell to the lowest levels, as calculated by the Federal Milk Marketing...
Aug. 14 2017
What does the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue say is a “must” for dairy farmers in the next farm bill?
Aug. 7 2017
As the corn silage harvest nears, some dairy farmers will be negotiating with corn growers on the price for corn silage or high-moisture corn
Aug. 7 2017
As “Department of Obvious” dairy questions go, this one ranks pretty high. It’s also one that seems to intrigue dairy scientists tremendously more than it does dairy farmers
Aug. 7 2017
Mother Nature’s been no friend to dairy producers trying to make forages in the northern part of the United States this year
Aug. 7 2017
For generations, straw has been a staple on many dairy farms . . . primarily for bedding. However, straw has become firmly entrenched in feeding programs, too, thanks to the widespread use of the total...
Aug. 7 2017
For years, scientists have been trying unsuccessfully to create a vaccine against human immunodeficiency virus or HIV, the virus that causes AIDS
July 31 2017
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