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Feb. 10 2022
Risk management is a broad term that can have many, often complicated, definitions when considering a dairy’s choices on its financial security
Feb. 10 2022
Digital dermatitis, commonly known as hairy heel warts, is a hoof disease that can have tremendous consequences for the milking herd
Feb. 10 2022
“The commodity market is bringing a lot of money into the ag markets,” shared Sarina Sharp at the winter gathering of the Wisconsin Association of Dairy Plant Field Representatives
Feb. 7 2022
The farm financial model is a concept for understanding the financial flow of the farm business
Feb. 7 2022
Quality, quantity, quickness, squeaky clean, and quantify: these “five Qs” developed by Sandra Godden at the University of Minnesota serve as guidelines for effectively supplying colostrum
Feb. 7 2022
If you look at a ration report or a forage analysis today, much of this science will be nicely summarized for you in a simple table. The goal is to describe the energetics of a feed ingredient or a ration....
Feb. 7 2022
“We have been mechanically milking cows for over 100 years, but the first robotic attachment of a teat cup first occurred in 1985,” shared Kristy Campbell at the 61st National Mastitis Council...
Feb. 7 2022
Calves and heifers that grow well and become productive cows is a target every dairy farm aims for. To reach this end goal, it is helpful to have benchmarks to work toward along the way
Feb. 3 2022
When transitioning from the dry period into lactation, a cow goes through a lot of changes. One way we can help cows get through this time period is to provide the best housing possible
Feb. 3 2022
Working with cows, heifers, and calves each day is a highlight of the job for many dairy farmers. What’s not as enjoyable is dealing with the other animals that may show up on a farm, like birds,...
Feb. 3 2022
Innovation is a must. Operating our business and producing the same things the way we did 20 years ago is not a way forward
Feb. 3 2022
The dairy REAL Seal program has evolved to become a leaner – and in a few cases, depending on one’s perspective, meaner – marketing program during the past decade compared to the one...
Jan. 31 2022
Those who work closely with the calves on a dairy farm must always be on the lookout for signs of illness. Identifying calves that are dealing with the most common issues — scours and pneumonia
Jan. 31 2022
Have you heard about the use of alternative forages for dairy cattle? Recently, I had been invited to share some of the findings of our research program on forage quality and management
Jan. 31 2022
Dairy economists are optimistic about dairy prices for 2022, and Cornell University’s Chris Wolf shared those sentiments during a Center for Dairy Excellence “Protecting your profits”...
Jan. 31 2022
We can’t fully explain current dairy prices without looking at the world market. While U.S. milk production fell below year-ago levels in November and December
Jan. 31 2022
Milk prices in New Zealand matter to dairy farmers in the United States because the island nation is the world’s largest dairy exporter
Jan. 27 2022
In 2021, the average person in the U.S. consumed 222.9 pounds of meat. That number will remain relatively stable for 2022, but the type of meat consumed is likely to change
Jan. 27 2022
Most dairy farmers know that the United States Dairy Export Council (USDEC) has played an important role in expanding trade from nearly negligible levels at its creation in 1995 to 2021’s 17%-plus
Jan. 27 2022
How often do we hear or use the phrase that people “want to know where their food comes from”?
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