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Sept. 2 2021
The combination of higher feed costs and falling milk prices induced the largest payments so far this year for USDA’s dairy insurance program
Aug. 27 2021
With harvest season in full swing, drivers on rural roads will be encountering more heavy equipment on their daily commutes
Aug. 27 2021
When considering the dramatic price swings in feed ingredients in recent months, historically high bypass fat pricing might stand out the most
Aug. 27 2021
Milk varies by season in both content and quality. That premise will soon be detailed in a paper by Cory Freije, an agricultural economist with the Upper Midwest Federal Milk Marketing Order
Aug. 27 2021
Over the past three years, the USDA has issued a number of direct payments to dairy farmers to offset some of the impact of both trade wars and the pandemic
Aug. 27 2021
The Milk Crate Challenge is following in the footsteps of the wildly popular – and very dangerous – Tide Pod Challenge from a few years ago, when people would consume packets of laundry detergent
Aug. 26 2021
Milk markets may finally be returning to prepandemic pricing patterns as producer price differentials (PPDs) reappeared on the positive side of the ledger in July’s milk checks
Aug. 26 2021
Because manure digesters thrive on energy rich manure, many dairies considering digester projects wonder about the operation and effectiveness of digesters run on farms that focus on feed efficiency
Aug. 26 2021
Investing in a methane digester for your dairy is a big commitment, but one that can have a significant payoff for the environment and even the farm
Aug. 26 2021
At Synergy Dairy in Pulaski, Wis., Heather Jauquet has a lofty goal for preweaned calves to gain 2.5 pounds per day
Aug. 23 2021
Wisconsin is the epicenter of cheese. With more than 600 varieties in production and producing nearly half of all specialty cheese in the country
Aug. 23 2021
Many dairy farms have successfully tackled the question of how to find additional revenue streams when other family members want to join the business
Aug. 23 2021
As with any vendor on a dairy farm, companies and organizations that help farms install and run manure digesters have to approach the challenges and opportunities presented with a common mindset
Aug. 23 2021
Barns are built for cows, but unfortunately, sometimes birds move in, too. These feathered visitors can be a nuisance and so much more
Aug. 23 2021
In the early 20th century, tuberculosis was a scourge for cattle. However, in recent decades it’s become extremely rare, with ramifications only being felt by a handful of infected herds
Aug. 19 2021
The importance of a healthy gut microbiome has been the subject of emerging research for several years now — and for good reason
Aug. 19 2021
As knowledge surrounding greenhouse gas emissions continues to grow, those in agriculture have identified manure digesters as part of the solution. This technology carries a two-fold benefit of reduci
Aug. 19 2021
Some farmers say that their greatest assets on the operation are their equipment, land, and animals
Aug. 19 2021
During the August 18 Hoard’s Dairyman DairyLivestream, four panelists discussed how investing in a methane digester could benefit a dairy operation by generating renewable natural gas to sell
Aug. 16 2021
When talking about dairy cattle rations, it would be easy to assume that net energy for lactation (NEL) refers to the energy in a diet that is used to produce milk
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