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May 8 2017
Since the mid-1990s when ovsynch first came on the scene, reproductive technologies have greatly expanded when it comes to cows getting safe in calf
May 8 2017
“rBST, hah, razor sharp horns. It’s so tall that it could eat clouds. You may want to pet it, but the fur is electric. And then it starts laughing.”
May 1 2017
If there is ever a time that cows experience more stress, it’s during the transition period. That’s the time just before, during, and after a cow has a calf
May 1 2017
One of the main aspects of dairy farm expansion is the change in the ownership structure of farm entities
May 1 2017
Huge in dairying, Idaho is tiny on the national political stage. Nevertheless, its four-person delegation in Washington, D.C. — two senators and just two congressmen — is in a great position
May 1 2017
Summer will soon arrive, and our cows will be feeling the heat. According to Nigel Cook, MRCVS, cows are becoming impacted by heat stress at lower and lower temperatures
May 1 2017
“Clearly it will be known in the history books as the age of uncertainty,” predicted Barry Flinchbaugh, Kansas State professor emeritus of agricultural economics, when discussing the current...
April 24 2017
I grew up on a dairy in Wisconsin before there were slow-moving signs on the hay wagon or fenders on the John Deere, and I am still alive
April 24 2017
I would like to say that I agree with Anne Van Dijk’s “Reader Response: Canada restored its markets”
April 24 2017
“We will focus on the three R’s to grow U.S dairy export sales,” said Tom Vilsack about his new role as president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council
April 24 2017
April showers bring May flowers. Along with them have come planting delays and other farm level concerns. One benefit that some may not think of is the opportunity to analyze where rain runoff flows
April 24 2017
Let’s face it, transition cows, or those cows facing the time period just before, during, and after calving, benefit from extra attention and care
April 24 2017
The nightmare continues for some Wisconsin and Minnesota dairy farmers as they scramble to find a new processor for their milk by May 1
April 24 2017
“Since we started focusing on Fuel Up To Play 60 and school breakfast, milk consumption grew 830 million pounds,” Tom Gallagher, CEO for Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), told those attending the...
April 17 2017
I beg to differ with your article “U.S. farmers lose milk markets in Canada.”
April 17 2017
In 2000, the first pair of milking robots, known to many as Automated Milking Systems (AMS), were installed on a commercial dairy farm and have been milking cows ever since
April 17 2017
If you have taken a close look at the Jerseys included on the Hoard’s Dairyman Bull List following the past few sire summaries, you may have noticed a change
April 17 2017
The title of a recent Politico article read, “Your farm is trying to kill you.” Its subtitle shed further light on where this story was headed
April 17 2017
In the 40 years I have written about milk cows and dairies, I have never wanted to own either
April 17 2017
While dairy producers from major exporting countries have long reduced milk flow, U.S. milk production kept chugging along growing 1.8 percent over the past year
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