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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
Nov. 19 2018
Japan. It’s one of the world’s highest-value markets, meaning that U.S. dairy farmers and processors can realize high returns when selling products there
Nov. 19 2018
Not all types of salmonella behave the same. That was one of the main points made by Donald Sockett, D.V.M., during his presentation at the Calf Care Connection workshop hosted by the Professional Dairy...
Nov. 12 2018
“Every cow is given prostaglandin (Lutalyse) at 21 to 24 days in milk (DIM) to eliminate metritis or endometritis,” said Andy Schilling of Schilling Dairy in Darlington, Wis
Nov. 12 2018
Preweaned calves are the most expensive young stock to feed as measured on a day-to-day basis
Nov. 12 2018
Many Americans know that the U.S. is home to some of the world’s finest cheeses. However, if one travels beyond America’s borders, that story becomes fainter
Nov. 12 2018
Each dairy cattle breed has its perks and its quirks, and Jerseys are no exception. On our Hoard’s Dairyman Farm, we certainly notice differences in personality and behavior between our Jerseys and...
Nov. 12 2018
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) finished the negotiation process on September 30. This agreement will replace the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) . . . if all three countries...
Nov. 5 2018
“I walk the pens three times a day — after morning chores, noon, and after night chores. Usually during those calm times of the day, I can catch most of the active cows,” said Jeffrey...
Nov. 5 2018
When people talk about sustainability, they often refer to the term “carbon footprint.” However, there is more to the sustainability story than greenhouse gases
Nov. 5 2018
“Milk prices are top of mind for dairy producers,” said Marilyn Hershey, a Pennsylvania dairy woman who is chair of the Dairy Management Inc. board of directors
Nov. 5 2018
The state of young stock sales in the dairy industry is almost uglier than the milk price this year
Nov. 5 2018
Even though William Shakespeare’s famous line, “Now is the winter of our discontent” was written in 1592, it sums up well where many U.S. dairy farmers probably find themselves in 2018
Oct. 29 2018
This week marks the end of an era, as California’s state milk pricing order will reach its final sunset
Oct. 29 2018
It takes approximately 1,400 pounds of corn to finish out a steer. Would we be better off feeding that corn to humans instead?
Oct. 29 2018
The Idaho Dairy Worker Training and Safety Program has been almost three years in the making
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