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Dec. 17 2018
The 2018 Farm Bill recently passed by Congress offers significant changes to the dairy safety net relative to the safety net included in the 2014 Farm Bill
Dec. 17 2018
“We believe our herd’s reproductive performance has improved with the addition of every week herd health (instead of every other week),” said Rick Portena, who works closely with his...
Dec. 10 2018
“We record breeding codes on all breedings so we can track performance,” explained general manager Kevin Souza of Victory Farms in Milbank, S.D
Dec. 10 2018
Four quarts of clean, high quality colostrum (greater than 50 grams per liter [g/L] of immunoglobulins or IgG) — within six hours of birth — has long been the recommendation for successful...
Dec. 10 2018
Monthly USDA data suggests that the U.S. dairy cow herd is shrinking. That’s a good thing when it comes to supply-demand balance and the impact on milk prices
Dec. 10 2018
While the Hoard’s Dairyman Bull List will be available in the December issue, we are making it available to readers now
Dec. 10 2018
Low milk prices and cash flow issues were the top two concerns of agriculture lenders attending the Siouxland Agricultural Lenders Seminar in November
Dec. 3 2018
“Nutrition is a very important part of our reproductive program,” said Tim Holmes from Holmesville Dairy near Argyle, Wis
Dec. 3 2018
There is new oasis for drivers making the long and often lonely 420-mile trip from Las Vegas, Nev., to Salt Lake City, Utah
Dec. 3 2018
If the decade of reliance on immigrant employment in agriculture is not completely eclipsed, then it is certainly waning
Dec. 3 2018
The transition period after weaning can be one of the most stressful times in a heifer’s life
Dec. 3 2018
Within the last few weeks, nutritionists and dairies from southeast Minnesota, Wisconsin, and New York have shared a common discouraging observation
Nov. 26 2018
It’s getting colder outside and with that change comes temperature challenges for young calves
Nov. 26 2018
Age at first calving is the biggest factor affecting the total cost of raising heifers, and reproduction is a key factor in managing calving age
Nov. 26 2018
During the past decade, the Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) program has allowed the dairy industry to collectively document the good work that dairy farmers across the country are doing...
Nov. 26 2018
"Three people on our dairy handle all the breeding — Rick and Ingrid Portena and Jesse Boyd. We have alternating weekends between Rick, Ingrid, and Jesse,” said Rick Portena from Pendora Dairy...
Nov. 26 2018
We hear a lot about milk or milk replacer feeding for calves, but Pennsylvania State University’s Jud Heinrichs emphasized the importance of feeding calf starter in a recent presentation
Nov. 19 2018
"All cows enter the presynch program. All repeat breeders confirmed at herd check are enrolled in ovsynch,” said Steve Paider, dairy manager for Seidl’s Mountain View Dairy of Luxemburg, Wis
Nov. 19 2018
In most of the country, the fall season has been plagued with wet weather that pushed back harvest and fall planting
Nov. 19 2018
Each year’s visit to World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis., always seems to have at least one new technology surprise that jumps out from the rest
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