Nov. 3 2023
National FFA Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management Career Development Event Winners (2001 to 2022)
May 25 2020
It has become very common for farms to store forages such as corn silage and haylage in concrete bunker silos or drive-over piles
May 25 2019
In today’s modern dairy world, milking equipment is an essential part of the milk harvesting process. Nearly every lactating cow is touched by a milking machine at least two or three times per day
May 10 2018
We shadowed Pipping Concrete as they built an aboveground manure storage structure on a Wisconsin dairy farm
July 15 2017
People who know me will tell you that I am a person of very strong opinions, and I tend to set up rules for a lot of different things. So here they are, my top four rules for giving good oral reasons
June 15 2017
Why do we give reasons in dairy cattle judging? For most of you, I suspect that giving reasons is something you do because your 4-H leader or your judging coach, your mom, your dad, your older brother
May 23 2017
Over the last century, tractors have become a valuable and necessary piece of equipment on nearly all dairy farms. These tractors are used for many tasks, from mixing and delivering feed to planting a
April 21 2016
How a generator is made When the electricity goes out, most farm tasks are at a standstill until the power returns. This can cause major problems on a dairy farm. Some dairymen install a back-up generator...
June 15 2015
Ever since the PDCA (Purebred Dairy Cattle Association) unveiled its updated Showmanship Evaluation Scorecard in 2012, questions have abounded
May 7 2015
A mechanically ventilated barn utilizes fans to bring in fresh air while removing moisture, dust and gases. In hot weather, fans also remove excess animal heat. A well-ventilated barn is a more comfortable...
April 24 2014
Silage bags have become a popular method for storing feed. The machine used to fill these bags is called an ag-bagger. We visited Ag-Bag, a Miller-St. Nazianz company in St. Nazianz, Wis., to see the production...
April 10 2012
The key in showmanship is showing your animal to its best advantage with natural ease and without extreme effort.
March 25 2012
The Purebred Dairy Cattle Association’s (PDCA) decision to revise the PDCA Showmanship Evaluation Card, used when judging junior dairy fitting and showmanship contests, is an attempt to better
Nov. 8 2011
Enjoy the slide show. It includes all the teams, competition photos, and candids from their evening mixer. 2011 National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest Results 1st: Wisconsin 2nd: New York 3rd: Minnesota...
June 27 2011
PsyCOWlogy Karlin Peters of Missouri earned 1st in the Beginning Division of the Speech contest at the National Holstein Convention in 2011. She talks about understanding animal behavior using cow psychology,...
May 13 2011
How a windrower is made We visited John Deere's Ottumwa, Iowa, plant to learn how a windrower is made. "How a windrower is made" was the Young Dairyman article in the May 25, 2011 issue on page
May 25 2010
How a bulk tank is made We visited a plant to learn how a bulk tank is made. "How a bulk tank is made" was the Young Dairyman article in the May 25, 2010 issue on page 392
March 22 2010
EDUCATIONAL Dairy Farming Today – Learn about life on the farm, caring for the environment, and dairy technology 3-A-Day – Learn how delicious and diverse your food selections can be with 3-a-day...