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July 22 2019
After a bitter public battle that even saw one side place billboard messages on major roadways in California’s Central Valley, it appears cooler heads will prevail
July 22 2019
Sometimes questions catch you off guard, and this is one that surprises me every time I hear it. “Is milk a good feed for calves?” Basic biology says, yes; milk is the feed intended for calves!
July 22 2019
What does a deadly disease in hogs have to do with dairy markets? The answer is quite simple . . . pigs eat components of whey, a cheese by-product. Fewer pigs means a plummeting demand for whey exported...
July 22 2019
We’ve fielded numerous support requests centering on managing through an unprecedented wet spring and summer from the High Plains through the Northeast
July 22 2019
Europe’s cheesemakers are not happy with Canada. That’s according to a July 17, 2019, report by Canada’s very own National Post titled: “Cheese quotas in Canada-Europe deal quietly...
July 15 2019
When it comes to cheese, Wisconsin creates more flavors and varieties than anywhere else on Earth — over 600 to be exact
July 15 2019
Eighteen years after Canada became the first country in the world to make radio frequency identification or RFID tags mandatory for cattle identification, it appears the U.S. will finally follow suit as...
July 15 2019
Margins in the dairy industry in the past several years have forced dairy producers to further fine-tune their financial strategies
July 15 2019
Returns from making milk in the American Southwest have been tough to come by for dairy farmers
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
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