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Sept. 24 2020
At calving, cows find themselves in a negative calcium balance. That’s because they are literally drawing from their own calcium stores to put the mineral into milk
Sept. 21 2020
“Dairy perishability will be as important as portability in the months and years ahead,” said Phil Plourd, president of Blimling and Associates Inc. and president of the services division of...
Sept. 21 2020
Automatic milking systems continue to grow in popularity as they provide benefits in improved cow health and more behavioral freedom, detailed Trevor DeVries of the University of Guelph
Sept. 21 2020
Dairy farmers are always looking for ways to strengthen and maintain the health and immunity of their dairy cows
Sept. 21 2020
When Paul Fouts built a second freestall barn on his Cortland, N.Y., dairy, he chose to build another three-row barn
Sept. 21 2020
Global import demand was much stronger than expected in the second quarter of this year, and that extended into July with imports up an estimated 6.4% from last year
Sept. 17 2020
“There’s a huge misconception that Europe is more sustainable because they embrace organic principles, but if you compare, America is a much more sustainable agricultural system,” said...
Sept. 17 2020
At the beginning of the decade, spanning from 2010 to 2019, the average American consumed 32.7 pounds of cheese
Sept. 17 2020
Like other forms of automation on the farm, automatic calf feeders can collect and provide a wealth of information to the dairy producer
Sept. 17 2020
Congress is in its last days before members head home for their final campaign sprints. High on the agenda is agreeing on a new coronavirus response package
Sept. 14 2020
“Half of 1% of all global greenhouse gases are a result of animal-sourced foods we produce and consume in the U.S. I know in the public, and in the media, the notion is out there that what we eat...
Sept. 14 2020
The current economic context implies a high level of market uncertainty. But overall, the farm economic climate is better than expected. The CME/Purdue “Ag Economy Barometer” reports that...
Sept. 14 2020
“Conflict is often healthy. It can generate creativity and new ideas, lead to improved decision making, and help people learn and grow,” said Rob Skacel, a business psychologist with True Edge...
Sept. 14 2020
What makes a dairy profitable? There are many potential answers, but one in particular rose to the top in Cornell University’s recently completed Dairy Farm Business Summary. It’s what Cornell...
Sept. 14 2020
Consumers have been flocking back to butter. That’s because evidence continues to mount that all dietary fats are not equal
Sept. 10 2020
The 2019 fluid milk sales data has been tabulated by USDA and its doesn’t bode well for dairy. Fluid milk sales fell another -1.75% when comparing 2019 to 2018
Sept. 10 2020
“We don’t need any special advantage when it comes to trade, we just need a level playing field,” said Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of National Milk Producers Federation
Sept. 10 2020
Many farmers have likely been taking a closer look at and using a sharper pencil with their financial information over the course of the pandemic
Sept. 7 2020
“Dairy sales have been around 14% above year-ago levels for several weeks now,” said Abrielle Backhouse, research coordinator with the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association
Sept. 7 2020
Farm income could be $19 billion higher than the 2019 level of $83.7 billion. That is a larger gain than was projected earlier this year, largely due to a nearly $15 billion jump in government payments...
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