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April 21 2022
Many dairies across the country are still feeding contracted or stored-on-farm feeds and forages. It’s a blessing given the upheaval in feed markets in the past months
April 18 2022
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was first detected in an Indiana poultry flock in early February, and by early April about half of the states in the U.S. had confirmed cases
April 18 2022
U.S. dairy has demonstrated time and again its environmental achievements. Producing a gallon of milk in 2017 required 30% less water, 21% less land, and had a 19% smaller carbon footprint
April 18 2022
Multiple component pricing has been the mechanism that has established the value for the supermajority of the nation’s milk since the Federal Milk Marketing Order reforms
April 18 2022
Although cow numbers grew modestly in February to 9.37 million cows and stopped an eight-month slide in herd size, tight milk supplies in the U.S. continue to squeeze processors
April 18 2022
“I like to think about what we do when we build rations is we’re really babysitting the confluence of economics and biology
April 14 2022
How does one combat inflation? Interest rates. That’s the most effective tool in the toolbox for economists and policymakers alike when it comes to countering high inflation
April 14 2022
Dairy farming has made great strides in efficiency and reducing its environmental impact. Between 1944 and 2007, the carbon footprint for a gallon of milk has been reduced by two-thirds
April 14 2022
It’s not just business expenses rising for dairy farmers across the country — higher prices are impacting every aspect of human life, from the gas pump to the grocery store
April 14 2022
Traditionally, economists who follow dairy would predict that high milk prices bring forth more cows and more milk production
April 11 2022
I wanted to express some feedback on the article, “Focus on retaining your best employees,” published on April 7, 2022
April 11 2022
With herbicide shortages mounting for the 2022 growing season, some growers may be looking for ways to reduce product needs. Before making too many cuts early on
April 11 2022
The Class I Mover calculation has been an ongoing discussion for dairy industry stakeholders. Any time the formula is changed there will be winners and losers
April 11 2022
Converting feed cost to milk income is the most basic description of my job as a nutritionist. It is really no different than an auto manufacturing plant that buys various pieces of metal, plastic
April 11 2022
The new, official U.S. genetic evaluations will be arriving one week later than expected. This change unfolded after the April 5 release of genetic data
April 11 2022
There’s never a great time to have business costs of just about every kind rising, but if pandemic recovery, record inflation, and a war were going to force prices for farm inputs up
April 7 2022
“My leadership is grounded in two fundamental principles. One is all about listening. The second is a bias for action,” shared Barbara O’Brien, who is the new president and CEO of DMI
April 7 2022
This year’s planting season is setting up to be an expensive one, considering the skyrocketing prices for fuel and fertilizer
April 7 2022
The dairy industry has been through very turbulent waters the last several years, but don’t get complacent about what appears to be a good price year ahead of us
April 7 2022
Every business with more than a handful of employees likely has a few underperformers mixed in with high achievers. A dairy farm is no different
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