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July 26 2021
When the Net Zero Initiative was announced in 2020 as a commitment for dairy production to be carbon neutral by 2050 while optimizing water usage and quality, farmers may have been asking themselves the...
July 26 2021
University of Guelph’s Trevor DeVries talked specifically about automation in the area of feed mixing and delivery during the Precision Dairy Conference
July 26 2021
At the onset of the pandemic last year, fluid milk was flying off store shelves. It turns out the uptick in sales was an aberration
July 26 2021
Sustainability on the farm begins with understanding and recording what happens in the business and how those activities contribute to the operation’s carbon footprint
July 26 2021
I routinely track the hay fundamentals at a high level to generate supply and demand balances. This, in turn, drives my alfalfa price forecast, which is an important part of the dairy ration
July 19 2021
With the many immediate needs on a dairy farm, it’s easy to ignore the risk of natural disasters until a flood, blizzard, drought, or other extreme weather event becomes imminent
July 19 2021
An effective milking routine relies on multiple quality control factors working together successfully; trained employees, functioning equipment, and clean cows are the big ones we might think about
July 19 2021
Listeria monocytogenes, salmonella and E. coli are nasty bugs. They are a threat to consumers and businesses by causing foodborne illness and even death
July 19 2021
Karl Burgi, a hoof care consultant and founder of the Save Cows Network, discussed trimming fresh cows during the July Hoard’s Dairyman webinar, titled “Three keys to exceptional hoof health.”
July 19 2021
The cost of production differences has become a critical differentiator for the nation’s dairy farmers
July 12 2021
For many dairy farmers, extracting the most money from your milk check means being successful with components like fat and protein
July 12 2021
According to University of Minnesota Extension’s Joe Armstrong, D.V.M., a rainy day can be the perfect time to review and reorganize a medicine refrigerator or cabinet to ensure its contents are...
July 12 2021
The Net Merit Index was introduced to dairy producers in 1994 as a formula designed to help identify genetics that improve production, health, and livability
July 12 2021
Water. We just need water. That’s the mindset these days for both California’s almond and alfalfa growers. Almonds have been on a skyward growth trajectory
July 12 2021
Since the Net Merit (NM$) selection index was first introduced in 1994, it has undergone a number of revisions as we learn more about cows and how dairy farmers manage their herd
July 5 2021
During the Four State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference, Iowa State University’s Jesse Goff, D.V.M., explained that calves die from scours for one of several reasons, including dehydration...
July 5 2021
Dairy farmers have long been environmental stewards, tending with great care to their land and water as they sustain it for future generations
July 5 2021
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that officially took effect July 1, 2020, has received a lot of attention for its negotiations to crack open the door just a little wider
July 5 2021
The United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) that went into effect last year was the first multilateral trade agreement among the North American countries to explicitly address dairy trade
July 5 2021
It’s a win for farmers . . . including the strawberry farmers who filed this case. Not only is this ruling a big win for all farmers, it a big win for property rights
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