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May 20 2021
Wisconsin dairy farmers have been through a long period of consolidation that has cost the state many herds. Since 2014, the number of Wisconsin dairy herds has declined 34%
May 20 2021
It’s been beneficial for many dairy producers that, at the same time more farms are looking to process their own milk and sell dairy products, a growing number of consumers are interested in locally...
May 20 2021
It’s a push that has occurred up and down the chain. It has been driven by national and international brands that have been on the search to find more global suppliers
May 20 2021
Gambling is not something that successful business managers engage in routinely
May 17 2021
Value-added has become a popular term on many dairies in recent years, and there can be great benefits from turning your own milk into dairy products to sell
May 17 2021
When added together across the globe, 99 percent of the world’s milk hails from 123 countries
May 17 2021
“Beef production from Holstein steers has been a natural by-product or co-product of milk production,” said University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Dan Schaefer during the May Hoard’s...
May 17 2021
The year that was 2020 will long be remembered as a year when the unthinkable happened . . . a global pandemic that nearly halted economic activity for a period of time
May 17 2021
At 3.95%, the butterfat content in last year’s milk supply has pushed historic highs in USDA data tracing back to 1924
May 13 2021
The Holstein Foundation is delighted to reintroduce the Young Dairy Leaders Institute (YDLI) after a year hiatus with a new location and refreshed agenda
May 13 2021
Since the genesis of Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) pricing, the balance between pricing in the various milk classes has caused discussion and at times even distress among dairy farmers
May 13 2021
Three weeks ago, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) announced it will seek an emergency USDA hearing on reform to the Class I price mover
May 13 2021
Once the new Net Merit (NM$) formula gets implemented this August, dairy farmers from across the U.S. and around the world will have the opportunity to breed more feed-efficient cows
May 10 2021
Navel care was one area Tina Kohlman, a dairy and livestock agent with the University of Wisconsin Division of Extension, focused on during a Badger Dairy Insights “Optimizing management for calf...
May 10 2021
Despite all the challenges facing dairy last year, 2020 was a good year for U.S. dairy exports. And there’s reason for continued growth now and in the future
May 10 2021
Depooling…the dirty word blamed for last year’s painful negative Producer Price Differentials (PPDs) and wild price swings. Many ideas may exist for reform, but which might actually work?
May 10 2021
In the 19 years prior to 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic, the monthly difference between Class III and Class IV prices had exceeded $5 per hundredweight (cwt.) on only six occasions
May 10 2021
For those of us on dairy farms, the thought of artificial insemination becoming illegal sounds like a dreadful story straight from the spooky plotlines of the “Twilight Zone.”
May 6 2021
Today’s major health concern is COVID-19. While the pandemic should eventually pass due to a robust vaccination effort, there is a different health problem escalating in teenage girls that could...
May 6 2021
Holstein steers have become a solid contributor to the nation’s beef supply
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