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Dec. 13 2021
Want to give a unique and delicious gift from the heart this holiday season while supporting Wisconsin’s dairy farm families? Doing so puts you in good company, with 45% of food gifters
Dec. 13 2021
Like any forage, alfalfa production carries its unique challenges from seeding to feeding. Specifically, when discussing the quality necessary to provide good nutrition to high-producing dairy cows
Dec. 13 2021
“If you are considering group housing, you have to be really good at everything,” said veterinarian Terri Ollivett during her presentation
Dec. 13 2021
“In my nearly 10 years with Rock River Laboratory, I can’t recall a crop shaping out like the one we’re likely going to be seeing, if not already feeding,” shared John Goeser
Dec. 13 2021
Discussion continues surrounding the best approach in calculating the Class I mover to determine the price for fluid milk. The months of June through November 2020 highlighted that the Class I mover
Dec. 9 2021
As the year comes to an end, many dairy farmers have or are beginning to open 2021 silage storage and finding that it’s not feeding as well as some other years despite mostly having good fiber
Dec. 9 2021
From drought in the West to rain in the Northeast, the 2021 crop year created challenges for farmers across the country
Dec. 9 2021
Heifers can do very well when raised in freestalls, and the overall footprint and bedding requirements of a freestall barn is often smaller than that of loose housing
Dec. 9 2021
After several delays at the Office of Management and Budget, USDA finally opened the door to begin enrollment for 2022 Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) on Monday, December 13
Dec. 6 2021
For dairy farmers, risk planning goes beyond the Dairy Margin Coverage program, Dairy Revenue Protection, and the many tools in the futures market
Dec. 6 2021
Some could argue that the upward trend in reproductive efficiency achieved by U.S. dairy farms started around 2009 with the advent of genomic testing, giving us more information about our animals
Dec. 6 2021
One year ago, the trait Feed Saved made its debut in the December 2020 genetic evaluations published by the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB)
Dec. 6 2021
When feeding heifers, Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Betsy Hicks has four main goals:1. Maintain health2. Achieve rate of average daily gain targets3
Dec. 6 2021
For ruminants such as dairy cattle, little is more important than maintaining rumen pH at a level that promotes fiber digestion and good rumen health
Dec. 2 2021
Many believe that sustainability will influence the purchases of tomorrow’s customers. In fact, 73% of Generation Z consumers in a 2020 survey said they would be willing to pay more
Dec. 2 2021
If you could cut your antibiotic use by more than half without affecting your herd’s health, would you?You’re probably saying yes while thinking that sounds too good to be true
Dec. 2 2021
Even though the percentage of dairy fat going into the cheese vat slipped to the lowest share since 2014, cheese is the clear leader when it comes absorbing dairy fat among dairy products
Dec. 2 2021
The pregnancy rate of the herd might be the best indicator to describe the effectiveness of the reproductive program at a dairy farm
Nov. 29 2021
“Dairy has gone from garnish to hero at places such as Taco Bell due to our collaborative partnerships,” explained Paul Ziemnisky during the Dairy Management Inc. (DMI)
Nov. 29 2021
As grocery store shelves continue to fill with bottles, cans, and jugs of every shape, size, color, and ingredient, milk finds itself competing against more and more beverages for a spot in the fridge
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