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Nov. 15 2021
Hay crop silage making is finished for this year for many dairymen. Typically, it would be months before thoughts turn to ensiling the spring hay crop
Nov. 11 2021
For anyone purchasing hay to feed livestock, it comes as no surprise that hay prices are on an upward trajectory
Nov. 11 2021
Housing calves in groups can sound like a jump into the deep end, far from the safe waters of individual pens long considered the standard to prevent disease transmission
Nov. 11 2021
With good reason, many people get upset when I start answering a question saying, “It depends.” Generally speaking, people seek straight and simple answers
Nov. 11 2021
“This is the chef’s biggest asset,” said Sunjeh Raja, pointing to the screen.That screen portrayed a Certified USA Cheese Specialist certificate bearing the name of one of the 646 chefs
Nov. 8 2021
Class IV futures contracts have been trading higher on the CME when compared to Class III. Of course, Class IV tracks products such as dry milk powders and butter
Nov. 8 2021
Whether it’s one part-time milker or a crew of employees, hired labor plays a role in the operation of many dairy farms
Nov. 8 2021
Merriam-Webster states stress is: “. . . a state of mental tension and worry caused by problems in your life, work, etc.” Almost everyone experiences daily stress, as it is pretty much unavoidable
Nov. 8 2021
A lot of soil sampling is done in the fall, and according to extension agronomist Daniel Smith, it is the right time to collect this information
Nov. 8 2021
Nov. 15 looms large at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. That’s the day that, under federal rules, the current acting commissioner, Janet Woodcock, needs to step down
Nov. 4 2021
Cows crave consistency. It’s something that folks running beef feedlots have known for years. “Beef feedlots know this . . . feed must be delivered within the same 30-minute window
Nov. 4 2021
While supply chain woes continue across the United States, international shipping backups plague export efforts even as dairy products sold to the global market push toward 20% of all U.S. dairy sales
Nov. 4 2021
Once a calf is born, it faces many chances for pathogen exposure. From colostrum collection to feeding equipment and calf housing to older calves, many aspects of a farm contribute to a calf’s pathogen...
Nov. 4 2021
Idaho dairy farmer John Brubaker said he’d never felt so popular as when he explained his farming practices to a group of food importers during a U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) trade mission
Nov. 1 2021
California farmers beware — the Golden State will outlaw the sale of new, gas-powered engines as soon as 2024. The wheels of change were set in motion after Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 1346 into
Nov. 1 2021
Before making substantial changes and a large investment to add a methane digester to a dairy, there are many questions that need to be answered
Nov. 1 2021
A new market for U.S. dairy has been cracked open, and it’s one that goes hand in hand with another existing market that capitalizes on the value of milk ingredients
Nov. 1 2021
In the past three years, European Union (EU) milk production has generally been weaker than my models were expecting
Nov. 1 2021
Next to Mexico, the countries of Southeast Asia are quickly becoming top U.S. trading partners for dairy products and ingredients
Oct. 28 2021
Ever had a cheese tea? It’s just one example of the importance of innovation of dairy products around the world according to Vikki Nicholson-West, who serves as the senior vice president
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