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July 14 2022
Workload and time pressure are cited as top stressors for farmers. Each season brings its own hectic pace, and carving time out of the day for self-care may seem impossible
July 14 2022
While pair and group housing for calves has shown many benefits, including improved starter intake and greater average daily gain, there is one behavior that can’t be ignored
July 14 2022
Making good decisions requires having good information. However, it also requires interpreting that information appropriately and accurately
July 14 2022
Dairy has a bright future over the next decade. That’s the short story from a report produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.“Strong growth in per capita consu
July 11 2022
If you are looking to add employees to your farm or business, you already know that is a herculean task these days. That’s because the U.S. unemployment rate remains historically low at 3.6%. T
July 11 2022
Summer is a time for children to explore and discover, create memories, and gain life experience outside the classroom
July 11 2022
“I just want to be able to leave it better than it was yesterday.”Kristyn Mensonides shared that quote about her farm during a panel discussion of young farmers at this year’s Connect...
July 11 2022
This month marks a full year of declining U.S. milk production growth. Beginning last June . . . within the space of four months . . . production growth downshifted from 4.6% annual growth to nearly 1
July 11 2022
Farmers have their reasons for why they choose to milk a certain breed of cows, and each breed features unique and valued characteristics
July 7 2022
Farms provide children countless opportunities for fun and learning. Many who grew up in agriculture would agree that there is no better place to be raised than on a farm
July 7 2022
The idea of sharing pictures or stories from your farm, especially online, can be intimidating, and questions may pile up. You may think, “What if no one cares what I’m saying?” Worse,...
July 7 2022
Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of information provided by your forage analysis report? Interpreting these reports can be complex and tedious
July 7 2022
With six million genomic tests now recorded at the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding as of February 2022, the dairy community is building a powerful data engine to fuel genetic and breed improvement di
July 4 2022
“The organic dairy sector witnessed a demand surge as the COVID-19 pandemic first gripped the nation,” shared Organic Valley’s Travis Forgues during testimony on June 22
July 4 2022
What do you get when global demand climbs 20% since 2019 and global supplies fall 15%? The result is the current supply chain crisis
July 4 2022
While not imminent, some dairy industry specialists have asked the question, “What would milk marketing look like without federal order pricing?”
July 4 2022
I tell this story to illustrate that we in animal agriculture are losing the game of owning the narrative of a principle that we have been managing long before it was newsworthy
July 4 2022
Technology often makes our lives better. On the farm, this is especially true when we are able to pinpoint cow health, production, and reproduction information
June 30 2022
Dairy animals have long also played their part in the beef supply chain, but in recent years, dairy farmers have stepped up the quality of their contribution
June 30 2022
When it comes to on-farm sustainability practices, much of the focus is understandably on efforts to protect your land, water, and air
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