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Feb. 22 2024
Elevated stress is one of the main contributors to heart disease. The others are poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle
Feb. 22 2024
The common saying “There’s more than meets the eye” certainly rings true when it comes to identifying disease in dairy calves
Feb. 19 2024
Checkoff-led research indicates consumers are increasingly seeking ways to ease anxiety, including food-based options
Feb. 19 2024
With USDA’s Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) hearing concluding after a record 49 hearing days, NMPF is now going through about 12,000 pages of hearing testimony transcript, reviewing our own...
Feb. 19 2024
An effective feeding program must be an area of focus
Feb. 19 2024
During the USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum, Cattie Litkowski, the farm income team lead for ERS, shared numbers from the recently released farm income forecast
Feb. 15 2024
When Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin (DFW) launched the Wisconsin Dairy Athlete of the Month program in 2023, we knew there was an important connection between the hard work happening on family farms and the...
Feb. 15 2024
From start to finish, building rations for dairy cows is accomplished with a range of precision
Feb. 15 2024
Compared to the day before calving, a cow’s body will need 300% more energy and 65% more calcium the day after it has calved
Feb. 15 2024
Every five years, the Census of Agriculture is conducted, giving us an overview of farming in the United States
Feb. 12 2024
As dairy farmers, we focus a lot of attention on milk prices and demand for dairy products, but the price and demand for beef also plays an important role in profitability and how we manage our herds
Feb. 12 2024
The biggest loss from a case of mastitis is discarded milk
Feb. 12 2024
Gearheads like myself understand that horsepower and torque measure two different things
Feb. 12 2024
As the farm bill debate continues, examining how the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program has operated — particularly what has triggered payments under the program — is instructive
Feb. 8 2024
When it comes to farmland leases, what should be included in the lease and what will hold up in a court of law?
Feb. 8 2024
In addition to providing effective training, leading your team members so that they can do their jobs well requires setting clear expectations and providing feedback
Feb. 8 2024
Last year was one that will stick out in dairy producers’ minds, but not in a positive way in terms of milk prices and income over feed costs
Feb. 8 2024
Dairy heifers weighing over 500 pounds — a proxy for the number of dairy replacements expected to enter the U.S. milking herd over the next year — have fallen almost 15% during the past six...
Feb. 5 2024
June 12, 2023: a day of glory. Or, if you’re like me — an educator trying to make numbers and literature somehow more appealing than a mysterious purple ice cream treat — a day of horror
Feb. 5 2024
Most good cow people will tell you that a comfortable cow will rest in a lying position 14 to 16 hours per day
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