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Aug. 15 2022
It will come to no one’s surprise that corn silage production is a costly endeavor. For a point of reference, a dairy milking around 500 cows will have invested about $250,000 in corn silage
Aug. 15 2022
The 140,000 head reduction in dairy cow numbers from May 2021 to January 2022 has rightly been cited as a major reason for weak milk production growth in recent months
Aug. 15 2022
U.S. dairy product exports pushed past $800 million in sales for an unprecedented fourth straight month. In doing so, total American dairy exports reached $4.8 billion in the first six months
Aug. 11 2022
Corn silage harvest is here for some farms and just around the corner for many others
Aug. 11 2022
Everyone has seen their fair share of teat lesions often caused by a direct injury such as a cow stepping on a teat, but sometimes it is not
Aug. 11 2022
This little article is intended to be a conversation starter.Did you know that U.S. commercial airlines flew more than 600 million passengers in 2021
Aug. 11 2022
“You can cash flow very nicely while going broke,” was how Larry Tranel described the difference between profitability and cash flow during an Iowa State University webinar
Aug. 8 2022
Genetic evaluations to strengthen resistance to six health disorders are available for Brown Swiss animals beginning August 9, 2022
Aug. 8 2022
In the busy days of dairy farming, transition planning is an easy topic to kick down the road to tackle later on — there’s plenty of time left to figure that out, right?
Aug. 8 2022
Certain signs of heat stress are relatively easy to notice by simply looking around the barn – rapid breathing or panting, cows bunching, and reduced feed intake, for instance
Aug. 8 2022
White House conferences on hunger and diet-related health are a rare occurrence. In fact, it’s been more than 50 years since the only one that’s ever been convened
Aug. 8 2022
Are we in a period of across-the-board price increases?Dumb question, right?How about the question, “How much are prices increasing?
Aug. 4 2022
Can you remember the last time you discussed your farm transition plan with the members of your family? Unfortunately, transition planning is a topic frequently ignored among families unless a crisis occurs
Aug. 4 2022
In recent years and decades, the near-constant dry weather conditions of the western U.S. have not only made farming more difficult but also caused more frequent and more intense wildfires
Aug. 4 2022
Standing tightly together or “bunching” is not a new behavior in cows, but it is one that is frustrating for many dairy farmers
Aug. 4 2022
August 2, 2022, trading marked the second straight trading session that dairy product prices dropped 5% at New Zealand’s Global Dairy Trade (GDT)
Aug. 1 2022
Foods high in saturated fat, sugars, or sodium will now receive call outs on food packaging labels in Canada. The front-of-package nutrition symbol is black and white in color, has a magnifying glass
Aug. 1 2022
Consumers of goods — a group that includes all Americans — are paying more for everything right now. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose another 1.3% in June after climbing 1% in May
Aug. 1 2022
Adding a new member to a family’s dairy farm business requires careful planning and decision making in many areas, and one of the most vital considerations is the financial position of the farm
Aug. 1 2022
For New York dairy farmer Skip Hardie, the last several years can be summed up in one statement. “Our farm went through financial hell for the last six-plus years as I'm sure a lot of your listener
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