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July 15 2021
For dairy farmers interested in genetic improvement, a common question is “What do you select for?” This question was also addressed during the July 7 Hoard’s Dairyman DairyLivestream
July 15 2021
Karl Burgi, a hoof care consultant and founder of the Save Cows Network, discussed dairy barn flooring during the July Hoard’s Dairyman webinar, titled “Three keys to exceptional hoof health.”
July 15 2021
You’d be hard-pressed to find a dairy farmer who doesn’t want to breed healthier, more efficient cows. Though there are costs associated with a more detailed genetic program that can help
July 15 2021
Unable to gain a confident handle on hosting an in-person event as the world remerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Royal Agricultural Fair once again made the decision to cancel its show
July 12 2021
For many dairy farmers, extracting the most money from your milk check means being successful with components like fat and protein
July 12 2021
According to University of Minnesota Extension’s Joe Armstrong, D.V.M., a rainy day can be the perfect time to review and reorganize a medicine refrigerator or cabinet to ensure its contents are...
July 12 2021
The Net Merit Index was introduced to dairy producers in 1994 as a formula designed to help identify genetics that improve production, health, and livability
July 12 2021
Water. We just need water. That’s the mindset these days for both California’s almond and alfalfa growers. Almonds have been on a skyward growth trajectory
July 12 2021
Since the Net Merit (NM$) selection index was first introduced in 1994, it has undergone a number of revisions as we learn more about cows and how dairy farmers manage their herd
July 8 2021
Jodi McGill, an assistant professor with the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, discussed calfhood immunity and immunomodulation during the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association’s...
July 8 2021
U.S. dairy farmers continue to get better at breeding more efficient, productive, and longer-living cows as more genetic selection tools become available
July 8 2021
The evolution of dairy genetics has included many turns along the way. One of the more notable pivots involves the introduction of Net Merit (NM$) in 1994
July 8 2021
Many watching the situation unfold had finally come to believe that California’s dairy farmer community had developed a plan to sunset the state’s Quota Implementation Plan (QIP)
July 5 2021
During the Four State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference, Iowa State University’s Jesse Goff, D.V.M., explained that calves die from scours for one of several reasons, including dehydration...
July 5 2021
Dairy farmers have long been environmental stewards, tending with great care to their land and water as they sustain it for future generations
July 5 2021
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that officially took effect July 1, 2020, has received a lot of attention for its negotiations to crack open the door just a little wider
July 5 2021
The United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) that went into effect last year was the first multilateral trade agreement among the North American countries to explicitly address dairy trade
July 5 2021
It’s a win for farmers . . . including the strawberry farmers who filed this case. Not only is this ruling a big win for all farmers, it a big win for property rights
July 1 2021
Kim Cassida, a forage specialist for Michigan State University, discussed forage and drought during a Field Crops Virtual Breakfast presentation
July 1 2021
Within the year of finishing my postgraduate studies, I worked in the industry for a company involved in the production of vitamins and other additives
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