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Dec. 1 2022
Forage production trends and forage markets are very regional, depending on what’s being grown, how it is being used, and local inventories. Still, the average alfalfa price for 2022 was a record...
Nov. 28 2022
When does a farm become a factory farm?Fifty-one cows? 201 cows? 301 cows? 501 cows? If it does not allow pasture access?It is a meaningless phrase. Nothing happens to cows on a big dairy that d
Nov. 28 2022
In September, hunger, nutrition, and health were the subject of a historic White House conference. And while the conference has passed, opportunities for the dairy community to engage in a national st
Nov. 28 2022
With input costs on the rise, farmers across the country are looking for ways to improve profitability and reduce spending. Feed is a big cost center and one that often gets scrutinized, but during th
Nov. 28 2022
Dairy cattle reproduction has come a long way in recent decades. It is not uncommon now to see herds reaching service rates and pregnancy rates that are much different than they were just a few herd g
Nov. 28 2022
Outside of cheese, China is the number one importer of essentially every major dairy product. Globally, the world’s most populated country purchases 27% of all traded dairy products on a milk solids
Nov. 28 2022
For the second year in a row, Zisk, a phone app and dairy data source founded by veterinarian Kevin Hoogendoorn, is predicting a profitable year for dairy. Those profits will vary by both herd size an
Nov. 23 2022
The high cost of healthcare is a financial burden for dairy farmers with limited or no health insurance. Unfortunately, these daunting expenses can prevent people from getting the care they need and f
Nov. 23 2022
No one has a crystal ball, but dairy farmers have embraced genomic testing because it provides as good of a look into a calf’s productive future as anything. From that information, farms can decide
Nov. 23 2022
If you haven’t signed up for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program for 2023, you may want to rethink that position. That’s because dairy markets continue to be among the most volatile in...
Nov. 23 2022
As U.S. holiday bakers head to the supermarkets in search for staple ingredients to whip up their favorite festive cookies, they may find butter prices on the rise. Butter prices around the globe
Nov. 21 2022
Many times, the best storytelling comes right from the source. And here at Midwest Dairy, that’s the farmers. All dairy farmers across Midwest Dairy’s ten-state region have amazing on-farm...
Nov. 21 2022
Sign-ups for the Dairy Margin Coverage program are underway, with the December 9 deadline quickly approaching. Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) is one of the price risk management tools available for dairy
Nov. 21 2022
Zoom towns became the boom towns last year. With greater acceptance of remote work situations, more people are choosing to move away from bigger population centers.Real estate markets have been red ho
Nov. 21 2022
Compared to beef from straight dairy animals, and even in some cases, conventional beef animals, dairy beef crossbred meat has a lot to offer. Breeding in beef traits has helped create meat that is mo
Nov. 21 2022
U.S. government dairy purchases helped to push cheese prices to new record highs in 2020, which has put cheese buyers on edge any time there is an announcement about government dairy purchases. In mid
Nov. 15 2022
Manure application is often a race against the clock. With a limited window of time in the spring or fall, there aren’t always enough days suitable for application to empty manure storages.Plus,...
Nov. 15 2022
Our dairy industry provides a bounty of learning moments in life. My dairy journey started out as a youth in Florida, and it grew further while a student at the University of Florida. After graduation
Nov. 15 2022
The grocery world received a shock last month when Kroger and Albertsons Companies, the two largest supermarket operators in the country, announced they were merging. Over the last four weeks, that ag
Nov. 15 2022
As a dairy farmer, the phrase “we are a factory farm” is probably a phrase that no one has a desire to utter. However, during the October 12, 2022, Hoard’s Dairyman DairyLivestream, Colorado...
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