May 10 2019
A peculiar set of circumstances has led to the emergence of a new hoof lesion in growing heifers and adult dairy cattle
May 10 2019
Continued low milk prices make cost control essential on dairy farms. Milk prices may improve in the second half of the year, but it’s going to be somewhat longer before they reach profitable levels
May 10 2019
Leadership is about perception. Body language and word choice matter. When both are absent, football teams and dairy farm teams flounder
May 9 2019
On the south side of the barn, I boxed in a tunnel ventilation fan on a frame
May 9 2019
John F. Kennedy once said, “Don’t pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.” I often think of these words when I pray before bed. I ask for the strength to endure what lies ahead....
April 22 2019
What do you get when you combine a passion for the dairy industry, a drive to educate consumers, a love for sports . . . and a crown?
April 12 2019
There is a fight underway in the biggest U.S. dairy state — one that is pitting family members against each other, breaking friendships, and is likely to leave deep scars
April 12 2019
A syringe cooler keeps a vaccine at the right temperature, protects the vaccine from UV radiation, and keeps syringes safe
April 12 2019
There is something about working together on a farm that helps families get along, work through differences, and respect each other at the end of the day, even when life goes a little sideways
April 12 2019
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April 12 2019
It’s safe to say that “Master of the Cognates” is the greatest name given to a heavy metal band
April 10 2019
Harvard is at it again. Decades ago, elite professors lined up to endorse Ancel Keys’ fabricated notions involving the diet-heart hypothesis and lipid hypothesis. One claimed cholesterol consumption
April 3 2019
Three friends — Garrett Eiholzer, Austin Copenhaver, and Clayton Wood — met each other through the dairy fellows program at Cornell University
April 3 2019
The dairy industry continues to evolve and so does its potential talent pool of employees
April 3 2019
Lameness is one of the most expensive diseases a dairy cow can get. But, have you ever thought about the cost of lameness being different for different cows?
April 3 2019
We created a holder for the stickers used by the milk hauler to label bulk tank samples. We took a 2-inch pipe, cut it 6-inches long, and cut out a little opening for the stickers to be pulled out. We
April 3 2019
As a mother to three children, I give advice pretty regularly. And lately, the dialogue has been talking about future careers
March 20 2019
We feed our cows through the side of a building. To protect the feed from snow, we cut a hay tarp in half and tied it to the side of the building. We lay tire sidewalls on the tarp to hold it in place
March 20 2019
A few months ago, something caught my eye. One of our older cows calved with a nice heifer calf, and a day or so later, the cow’s daughter calved as a first-calf heifer
March 20 2019
Light at the end of the tunnel.” “This too shall pass.” “Keep your head up.” “Hang in there.” These are common phrases in the current dairy climate