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Sept. 24 2018
In calves that consume a 20-20 milk replacer, starter intake is critical
Sept. 24 2018
“The farm bill is an interesting piece of legislature,” said Mark Stephenson, the director of dairy policy analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sept. 24 2018
A 2-pound drop in per capita dairy product consumption marks the first decline in domestic consumption since 2012 and 2013
Sept. 24 2018
We often hear about economies of scale in dairy. Just looking at the average cost of production per hundredweight (cwt.) by farm size is enough evidence for many
Sept. 17 2018
The arrival of fall brings many tasks to the farm. For dairies using a compost bedded pack barn, this time of the year also can be a good time to clean out the pack
Sept. 17 2018
Italy surrendered to the Allies in World War II. That historic world event took place in 1943 . . . 75 years ago
Sept. 17 2018
The average number of Wisconsin dairy farms going out of business each month during 2018 is the second most on record, according to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture’s Division of Food Safety
Sept. 17 2018
“Why are we doing this?”“What are the priorities?”Those are the questions that Dr. Sheila McGuirk asked herself when dealing with cancer, an accident, or someone else’s health
Sept. 17 2018
Cows are creatures of habit, and as such, they are prone to skipping meals if food is not available when they visit the bunk
Sept. 10 2018
Named after legendary dairy-industry icon Stephen Babcock . . . Babcock Hall, which facilitates some of the world’s most cutting-edge dairy product research, will be reborn
Sept. 10 2018
While many people many know that Dr. Sheila McGuirk played a pivotal role in showring ethics and implementing the new dairy cattle check-in process, those same people may not know that she biked coast...
Sept. 10 2018
Today’s dairy cows make a lot of milk. They also make a lot of manure. This means that manure storage and handling is a critical aspect for every dairy farm
Sept. 10 2018
Milk production growth continues despite the distressed economic signals experienced by dairy farmers across the country
Sept. 10 2018
Up until about two weeks ago, the Upper Midwest and Northeast were rushing toward maturity with warm temperatures and relatively dry conditions
Sept. 3 2018
“When a cow in the first parity gives birth to a stillborn calf, that animal is three times more likely to leave the herd in the first 14 days immediately after calving,” said Michael van...
Sept. 3 2018
Perhaps you’ve heard the saying “milk does a body good.” That’s true, but dairy products deserve respect for more than just the calcium, vitamin D, and protein they contain
Sept. 3 2018
The financial revitalization that the dairy industry so gratefully welcomed in 2014 is just a distant memory in 2018
Sept. 3 2018
Some call Sheila McGuirk, D.V.M., the Mother Teresa of World Dairy Expo. It’s likely because the veterinarian has a distinct love for dairy cattle and their owners
Sept. 3 2018
It’s well-known that the average age of farmers is steadily climbing upward. The same could be said about the general population
Aug. 27 2018
Dairy product sales give grocery stores good bang for their buck, so how come they don’t get more shelf space?
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