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July 15 2019
Forage inventories are in rough shape for many. USDA crop reports have suggested stalled corn and bean acres have mostly recovered over the past few weeks, with crop ratings improving
July 8 2019
In conversations revolving around welfare, a common topic is pasture allowance. Particularly among consumers, there is great interest to the merits of permanent pasture housing versus permanent enclosure...
July 8 2019
Sign-up for the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program is well underway, and sign-ups have been steady since enrollment began on June 17
July 8 2019
“With the way the economics have been in the industry the last couple years, you better have a strong relationship with your lender,” advised Scott Benner
July 8 2019
Dairy farming invokes a nostalgic image in America among many folks in my generation: Lots of farms were diversified and had a handful of dairy cows to supply the family’s milk and feed the hogs,...
July 5 2019
Even though the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the European Chemicals Agency have declared that glyphosate
July 1 2019
Despite last year’s dismal dairy economics, a few farms in Michigan managed to eke out positive cash flows
July 1 2019
Reproductive herd health visits by veterinarians have changed tremendously with the use of ultrasound technology
July 1 2019
If lower milk prices are the new normal, then it’s time to find ways to evaluate each dollar spent on feed
July 1 2019
Quality calf care is a must, but in reality, a calf’s needs are fairly simple
July 1 2019
My education about the dairy industry started from scratch, because as a non-ag person I literally knew nothing about cows
June 24 2019
“The dairy industry has led the agri-genomic revolution with the implementation of genome-enabled genetic predictions,” wrote the 23 authors in a recent paper published in Frontiers in Genetics
June 24 2019
The concept is simple. If you are one of those farms that harvested less than ideal quality forages this spring because of muddy fields or any number of other factors, you might still be able to feed it...
June 24 2019
Overall, robotic milking systems tend to boost milk production
June 24 2019
Going rates for agricultural cropland dropped in both Wisconsin and Michigan over the past year
June 24 2019
A new bill was introduced in Congress earlier this month with the intention of helping young people who want to farm pay off student loans
June 17 2019
What a fantastic story and tribute you wrote about my very first 4-H leader
June 17 2019
There are bad apples in every industry’s barrel, including dairying. In an age of instantly sharing images, backlash to a single bad apple can spoil an industry’s reputation overnight
June 17 2019
When considering forage fermentation as a measure of forage crop quality, we need to compare it against expected values
June 17 2019
“People, you have to look at the numbers if you’re going to survive.” Those were the introductory words of Vita Plus’s Gary Sipiorski at the recent Four-State Dairy Nutrition and...
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