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Dec. 22 2023
Dairy-beef animals are a hot commodity right now
Dec. 22 2023
Last year, U.S. milk fat production from domestic milk plus the milk fat of imported products used as ingredients in domestically produced dairy products topped 9.3 billion pounds
Dec. 21 2023
This time of the year, many people are thinking about their own goals for the year ahead
Dec. 20 2023
A lot of jobs in the dairy industry are very specialized in that they require an understanding of the biology of the cow and the unique characteristics of farming
Dec. 20 2023
Difficult conversations are part of everyone’s life. This can be especially true for farm families who work together, make decisions together, and face succession planning together, just to name...
Dec. 20 2023
A recent analysis of some of the proposed changes to the Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) system was conducted to quantitatively assess what these changes would mean to U.S. milk prices
Dec. 18 2023
Last year was a dry growing season for many, and while we can’t turn on the spigots run by Mother Nature, there are some practices that can help growers take advantage of the moisture that is available
Dec. 18 2023
Whether leading a fully staffed farm or a family of five, overseeing an operation means being responsible for production and efficiency on a day-to-day basis
Dec. 18 2023
Genetic selection is a powerful tool to make changes in a population, and in dairy cattle, that has proven true many times over
Dec. 18 2023
U.S. milk production has been coming in lower than forecast during 2023, and that has primarily been due to weak milk production per cow
Dec. 14 2023
It was a win for dairy late Wednesday afternoon when the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act of 2023
Dec. 14 2023
As more farms explore the potential of cover crops, trial and error helps people learn what works best when it comes to managing these covers and the plantings that follow
Dec. 14 2023
As 2023 draws to a close, the global dairy market continues to walk a tightrope of limited new milk and sluggish demand
Dec. 14 2023
Curious about what’s on the horizon for cheese consumption?
Dec. 11 2023
For dairy milk consumers, low fat and fat-free varieties have long been a popular choice, but advancing research gives good reason for consumers to include full-fat dairy products in their healthy eating...
Dec. 11 2023
Animal agriculture has become an easy scapegoat for people concerned about the warming global climate
Dec. 11 2023
What dairy farmers should be concerned about is the amount of strain a cow is under
Dec. 11 2023
While still historically strong, U.S. dairy exports this year are down from 2022’s record year, largely because of weaker global demand coupled with rebounded global supply
Dec. 6 2023
This week, the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB) published updated genetic evaluations for 50 traits and four selection indexes for more than 81.5 million dairy animals
Dec. 6 2023
Leaders from almost 200 countries around the world are currently gathering in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for the United Nations’ (UN) 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) climate change conference
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