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May 28 2018
Most farms raise every heifer calf that is born. That served many of us well in the past. Extra heifers fueled expansion, replaced older cows, or were sold to generate income
May 28 2018
While the program may invoke trepidation or blasé from dairy farmers, those who sign up for the 2018 Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) will receive a payment on the initial 5 million...
May 21 2018
While it still stands on top of “Milk Mountain,” California only accounted for 18.47 percent of the nation’s milk flow last year
May 21 2018
After planting, the best strategy to promote a good stand of alfalfa is weed control
May 21 2018
Why are individuals, organizations, and media outlets surprised when Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) audits of dairy operations find that a significant amount of our foreign-born labor are here...
May 21 2018
A calf faces many challenges at weaning, including the transition to a solid diet and often commingling with other calves. On top of this, a calf is still developing its immune system, which is not fu
May 21 2018
This welcome subject line appeared in my email box a week ago, a response to last week’s Intel item about how Class III milk futures prices are looking much better for the last eight months of the...
May 14 2018
First Grassland shed 75 dairies in the Upper Midwest last year
May 14 2018
A logical conclusion drawn by some dairy producers is that cows that produce large amounts of milk early in lactation don’t breed back as well
May 14 2018
There has been a lot of improvement lately in the milk price outlook for the rest of 2018, which is cause for a sigh of relief
May 14 2018
We are learning more and more all the time about how the amount of milk we feed a calf can affect future production
May 14 2018
Everyone who milks cows for a living should take a serious look at the revamped Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy)
May 7 2018
In just five years, Class I milk sales have slid from 35.5 percent to 30 percent. That’s according to Federal Milk Marketing Order data that compares 2012 to 2017
May 7 2018
“Milking is so routine, frankly, we don’t even think about it. It just happens,” said Phil Durst, Michigan State University Extension
May 7 2018
Michigan now has the highest milk production per cow in the country, and the state has doubled its milk production since 2000
May 7 2018
The U.S. House Committee on Agriculture passed the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (ANA18) out of committee on April 18, 2018
May 7 2018
In order to get on their feet and get back into reproductive form, research has shown that a good fresh period is essential for cows
April 30 2018
$1,320. That’s the price quoted for dairy herd replacements by USDA in its April 2018 Agricultural Prices
April 30 2018
According to Ohio State’s Bill Weiss, error can sidetrack even the best of rations
April 30 2018
Fred and Ethel are the newest and most consistent employees at Jones Farms in Stevinson, Calif. They never miss a milking shift and they follow every protocol with every cow
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