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June 13 2022
As consumer prices continue to rise for everything from gas to grocery items such as meat and dairy products, the question of how long shoppers will be able to maintain their normal purchasing habits
June 13 2022
Despite facing substantial hurdles, U.S. dairy product exports have continued to make significant contributions to the milk checks for U.S. dairy farmers
June 13 2022
The manure and bedding material removed from a bedded pack barn can be a valuable nutrient source for crops, but it is bulky
June 13 2022
Genetic selection for improved hoof health is one opportunity to reduce lameness, which affects about 50% of dairy cows and results in economic losses, poor health, and suboptimal animal welfare
June 13 2022
The amount of U.S. milk moving through the Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) system fell to a six-year low in 2021 at 61%
June 9 2022
Synchronization programs have vastly improved dairy cattle reproduction since their introduction in the mid-1990s
June 9 2022
A properly formulated ration is one of the most valuable tools a dairy farm has to ensure cows remain healthy and productive, but balanced nutrients isn’t the only important factor of a diet
June 9 2022
That first meal of colostrum can truly set the stage for calfhood and beyond
June 9 2022
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has opened the door to federal order modernization in response to industry interest in looking at a variety of changes
June 6 2022
In the past few weeks, I’ve fielded a half dozen phone calls following a number of episodes involving unexplained health issues in high-performing cows. The calls came from throughout Minnesot
June 6 2022
One of the three largest expenses on a dairy farm is raising replacements, and the greatest cost in that category is the feed it takes to get a heifer from birth to first lactation
June 6 2022
Dairy farmers today have dramatically different scales of production, technological capabilities, and global pressures than they did generations ago
June 6 2022
Every aspect of the food system, from production to market development, was addressed in new funding initiatives announced last week by Secretary of Ag Tom Vilsack during a visit and discussion at Georgetown...
June 6 2022
This May, the four Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) milk pricing benchmarks fell just one penny short of achieving the first ever $25-plus-across-the-board milk price in U.S. history
June 2 2022
All the physical and metabolic changes that take place at calving cause stress on a cow’s immune system and elevate the risk for developing metabolic disorders
June 2 2022
Port slowdowns in Asia have given U.S. ports a brief reprieve from the flood of shipping vessels and containers that they struggled to offload during the winter and spring months
June 2 2022
You may recall middle or high school teachers using Venn diagrams to illustrate correlations between two different subjects
June 2 2022
At $27.10 per hundredweight, dairy farmers received a record price for their milk in April 2022. This is the first time the All-Milk price pushed past either the $26 or the $27 threshold
May 30 2022
Being in an unproductive meeting is frustrating for all involved. When no one feels like they are being heard, attendees think their time is being wasted
May 30 2022
The plant-based movement has grown from grassroots to mainstream. It’s being promoted at all levels, and school meals are now at the center of efforts to adopt plant-based eating patterns
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