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June 24 2019
“The dairy industry has led the agri-genomic revolution with the implementation of genome-enabled genetic predictions,” wrote the 23 authors in a recent paper published in Frontiers in Genetics
June 24 2019
The concept is simple. If you are one of those farms that harvested less than ideal quality forages this spring because of muddy fields or any number of other factors, you might still be able to feed it...
June 24 2019
Overall, robotic milking systems tend to boost milk production
June 24 2019
Going rates for agricultural cropland dropped in both Wisconsin and Michigan over the past year
June 24 2019
A new bill was introduced in Congress earlier this month with the intention of helping young people who want to farm pay off student loans
June 17 2019
What a fantastic story and tribute you wrote about my very first 4-H leader
June 17 2019
There are bad apples in every industry’s barrel, including dairying. In an age of instantly sharing images, backlash to a single bad apple can spoil an industry’s reputation overnight
June 17 2019
When considering forage fermentation as a measure of forage crop quality, we need to compare it against expected values
June 17 2019
“People, you have to look at the numbers if you’re going to survive.” Those were the introductory words of Vita Plus’s Gary Sipiorski at the recent Four-State Dairy Nutrition and...
June 17 2019
For much of the Midwest and Northeast, it started raining last fall. Wet harvests gave way to saturated soils during the winter and flooding this spring
June 17 2019
With USDA initiating sign-ups for its cornerstone dairy safety net program on June 17, the federal agency simultaneously updated a major component in the feed cost margin calculator — hay prices
June 10 2019
June officially kicks off summer vacation for most students, giving them a break from the school setting. However, once school is no longer in session, millions of children across the country who depend...
June 10 2019
There’s a developing story on the livestock front . . . from 2015 to 2017, antibiotic sales for livestock dropped by 29 percent
June 10 2019
“Only one girl participated in the event, and she was the high individual in the entire contest. Miss Barbara Riggs, member of the second place Maryland team, had a score of 690 in judging all breeds,...
June 10 2019
Signup for the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program is rapidly approaching, and the 2019 decision is easy given the data already known for the first few months of this year
June 10 2019
For back-to-back years, butterfat levels in the collective U.S. bulk tank posted 0.05 percentage growth
June 3 2019
It took over a year for markets to recover
June 3 2019
Forage particle length plays a key role in proper rumen function. When particle size is too small, cows spend less time chewing and producing saliva, which can reduce rumen pH
June 3 2019
The push to end California’s Class I milk market pool quota system hit a surprising roadblock on May 22, when the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced that the petition...
June 3 2019
Although starch isn’t listed as a required nutrient by any dairy cattle nutrition document, its impact is absolutely felt in the bulk tank
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