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May 9 2022
For Steele, a professor at the University of Guelph, calf health all starts with colostrum. He reminded the audience about the importance of cleanliness for both the colostrum and the equipment used to...
May 9 2022
Dairy farmers are under growing pressure about the environmental impacts of their dairy operations as well as the economic implications of running a business
May 9 2022
Every generation has some tool or technology that didn’t exist for their parents but they can’t live without
May 9 2022
After bottoming out at $1,140 per head in April 2019, dairy replacements slowly gained value, selling between $1,240 and $1,380 per head over the next four years
May 9 2022
Ongoing port congestion has delayed hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. dairy exports, and that situation continues to be closely monitored throughout the industry. For exporters, the current news...
May 5 2022
When it comes to raising heifers, we don’t want them to grow too slowly – or too fast
May 5 2022
In a bright spot for dairy demand, consumer expenditures on dairy climbed 3% higher in March. The not-so-great news is that they also bought 3% less product
May 5 2022
Fresh cow pens continue to grow in popularity, especially for larger dairies, farms that are building new facilities, or those looking to improve cow health and performance
May 5 2022
In the past 12 months, the Consumer Price Index has shown an 8.5% price jump in all retail items. For food specifically, that number is higher at 8.8%
May 2 2022
This thief will not physically walk onto your property. However, this silent thief could inflict more damage via disrupted operations and financial harm than most physical intruders. The F
May 2 2022
Watching input costs from nearly every angle rise, the dairy industry is getting the boost it needs from Class III and IV milk prices either near and exceeding record highs
May 2 2022
While planting season is well underway in the southern half of the U.S., a cold and wet spring has many farmers in more northern states playing a waiting game
May 2 2022
A wrapper for a block of cheese. A cup for a single-serve yogurt. A family-sized carton for ice cream. The containers consumers take their dairy products home
May 2 2022
Dairy faces a number of challenges as the rest of the year develops. While that is true, every other food commodity market has similar struggles. Take for example oils that are used to make margarine
April 28 2022
Pregnancy rate might be the best key performance indicator to evaluate the reproductive performance of the herd. It is a function of heat detection rate and conception rate
April 28 2022
It’s basic human sense: when a needed item becomes scarce, we hold onto as much of it as we can for future security. That was true at the beginning of the pandemic lockdowns, and on farms
April 28 2022
Feed expenses make up more than half the cost of producing milk on today’s dairy farms
April 28 2022
The photos this winter from the California ports of Long Beach and Oakland left many who depend on foreign trade both concerned and uncertain
April 25 2022
Thanks to the outstanding expertise of staff scientists and educators, the Center for Dairy Research (CDR) has earned a reputation for world-class innovation
April 25 2022
As we are coming out of the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses across the country are revisiting strategies to address worker health and safety with a new appreciation of the merits
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