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April 6 2020
It is an incredibly difficult financial time for dairies in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. and throughout the world
April 6 2020
Animals’ genetic “proofs” will look markedly different with the April 7 genetic evaluations, as it’s time for the every-five-year base change
April 6 2020
Farmers, farm employees, and most veterinarians across the country have been deemed essential personnel because of their agricultural services, but that does not make them immune from the threat of COVID-19
March 30 2020
The use of beef semen on the dairy herd provides added income when it comes to selling bull calves, but there’s so much more to like about incorporating beef semen into a breeding program and a lot...
March 30 2020
“When things go crazy, what do you do? Does your team come together or fall apart?” Michael Hoffman asked those questions during his presentation at the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin’s...
March 30 2020
Even before there was a pandemic to worry about, the next generation of farmers and the next generation of consumers had similar concerns on their minds — ones about the future of our food systems
March 30 2020
It appears some advisers to the federal government are flat out ready to ignore the science on saturated fats . . . as in the healthy fats found in butter, cheese, milk, and meat
March 30 2020
According to The New York Times, there are 21 states, 37 counties, and 16 cities in the U.S. that have “locked down,” telling their residents to stay home except for necessities
March 23 2020
With the value of Holstein bull calves at rock bottom the last several years, many farms are looking toward the use of beef semen
March 23 2020
Jeff Endres of Endres Berryridge Farms started composting manure six years ago. Their composting system has gone from basic beginnings to the more advanced system it is today
March 23 2020
Many of us have lived through some of history’s most significant moments; the ones that transformed our country and its people. The September 11 attacks . . . the Gulf War that was televised before...
March 23 2020
By nature, dairy farmers sell milk. Consequently, though, we also sell beef — whether that’s in the form of bull calves, culled cows, raised steers, or other animals
March 23 2020
The recent COVID-19 events and realities are unprecedented. We are truly seeing history being made that will have an effect on the dairy industry and society as a whole
March 16 2020
The sustainability conversation around agriculture, particularly animal agriculture, has become increasingly front of mind for a growing number of people
March 16 2020
When heifer inventories are considered, an often-overlooked impact of a smaller heifer inventory is a need to take a closer look at culling rates in the lactating herd
March 16 2020
Several enhancements will take effect for the April 7 triannual dairy genetic evaluations, with the most noticeable update being the genetic base
March 16 2020
Many farms have invested in facilities designed specifically for heifers, providing a space for these herd replacements to be cared for and grow
March 16 2020
The coronavirus has taken a big bite out of all the markets. And dairy certainly is not immune to the spreading impact of the COVID-19 virus
March 9 2020
New research has been all over the headlines recently for suggesting that children who drink whole milk are 39% less likely to be overweight than children who drink reduced fat or skim milk
March 9 2020
With heifer prices dropping to modern-day record lows in the last several years, many farms have been faced with the question of what to do with extra heifers that aren’t bound for their lactating...
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