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March 5 2018
At 30 percent market share, Class I utilization reached a new modern day low. When looking back over the past 14 years, Class I utilization for beverage milk was as high as 44 percent in 2004
March 5 2018
In conversations with employers, New Mexico State University’s Robert Hagevoort said he most often hears complaints about employee management
Feb. 26 2018
Overall, 1,600 dairy farms across the United States called it quits last year. That reduced the number of commercial dairy farms in the U.S. to 40,219
Feb. 26 2018
There were 110 people in attendance at the Peninsula Pride Farms annual meeting last month in Luxemburg, Wis
Feb. 26 2018
Across the Midwest, bankers reported worsening financial and credit conditions for the agricultural sector, as indicated by higher loan demand and lower repayment rates
Feb. 26 2018
If there’s a better place to take the pulse of Western dairying at the beginning of each year than World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif., after 40-plus years, I haven’t found it yet
Feb. 26 2018
McDonald’s recently generated headlines for the announcement that it is removing chocolate milk and cheeseburgers from its Happy Meal menu boards in the U.S
Feb. 19 2018
Strictly speaking, everything in the February 12, 2018, Hoard’s Dairyman Intel item, “Reader Response: It’s not climate change,” is true
Feb. 19 2018
At the same time Brian Waymire was hired as manager of Degroot Dairy in Hanford, Calif., the dairy owners were considering the purchase of an automated activity monitoring system
Feb. 19 2018
When it comes to positive tank loads of milk for antibiotic residues, dairy farmers matched the previous year’s historic accomplishment
Feb. 19 2018
“We have always used a ‘waterfall’ approach to grouping on the dairy,” shared Marc Etchebarne, nutritionist at Hillrose Dairy
Feb. 19 2018
Dairy isn’t the only agricultural commodity facing a downturn in pay prices. In its latest forecast, USDA projects that farm income will be $59.5 billion nationally in 2018
Feb. 19 2018
An abnormally high number of twin calves born on Dutch dairy farms last year triggered a closer inspection by authorities
Feb. 12 2018
Just because some record lows are happening in Wisconsin, as noted in the Hoard’s Dairyman Intel article “The change in climate is undeniable,” doesn’t mean climate change is real
Feb. 12 2018
Replacement heifer prices have dropped $310 each over the past two years
Feb. 12 2018
When 97.5 percent of milk — 149.7 billion pounds of the total 153.4 billion pounds of 2017 MPP-Dairy production history — was signed up at the $4 coverage level, it was clear that the Margin...
Feb. 12 2018
Falling cow numbers and easing milk production in California were one of the dairy industry’s big stories in 2017
Feb. 12 2018
“The most influential factor in our calf and heifer program that sets up future milk production is a very thorough and strict vaccination protocol,” said Jim Herron
Feb. 12 2018
A legal battle over the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) use of administrative law judges in adjudicatory or enforcement actions during civil proceedings has called into question how administrative...
Feb. 5 2018
Do you believe in climate change? Many people say they don’t, but Chris Kucharik, a professor in the department of agronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has data that shows otherwise
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