Sept. 19 2019
Lyme disease has been diagnosed in every state in the U.S. except Hawaii, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Lyme disease cases are more concentrated in the Northeast and Upper Midwest
Sept. 19 2019
After 4-1/2 years of difficult milk prices, having an income that reaches over the edge of the cost of production (COP) means that there is finally some extra cash
Sept. 19 2019
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, a number of major food manufacturers were pimping “health cheese” as a replacement for the real deal. In that battle, taste won the day and ultimately put...
Sept. 14 2019
One of the beautiful benefits of working on the farm is having an unfiltered view of the sky
Sept. 11 2019
During a crazy, busy fair week, it’s hard to keep track of all your show supplies. We put colorful zip ties on our show halters and leads so we know which ones belong to us. Christine Broehl
Sept. 6 2019
There is no doubt that genomics has made significant inroads with over 3 million dairy animals being tested in the past decade
Sept. 6 2019
To ensure the correct product is used on the proper day, we use a color-coding system for our reproductive synchronization program
Sept. 6 2019
While David “Dave” Bachmann Sr. fully retired from dairy farming, the Wisconsin dairyman continues to write new chapters when it comes to his ongoing impact within the Holstein breed
Sept. 6 2019
It will be an image that I’ll never be able to forget. On a cool July morning, my husband received a call from his mother, screaming, “Fire!”
Sept. 5 2019
Overseeing the health and well-being of the highly valued animals of the world’s most famous dairy cattle show is a hefty task
Aug. 21 2019
To prevent vaccines from getting too warm when working in the sun, I came up with this simple idea. I took an icebox, in which I get my vaccines, and cut a hole with a hole saw the size of my syringes
Aug. 21 2019
One of my most treasured childhood pastimes was to dress up the newest litter of kittens in baby clothes. I certainly did not need a collection of baby dolls when I had living, breathing, responsive kittens
Aug. 19 2019
Most American farmers have supported the federal administration’s strategy to renegotiate trade pacts to promote both fairer and freer trade
Aug. 19 2019
For most 17-year-old teenagers, managing the family business and finances is not the first thing that crosses their mind in the morning. The same held true for Michael Oosten . . . until his father unexpectedly...
Aug. 19 2019
It’s been 10 years since genomic testing was introduced to the dairy industry. This valuable tool has provided breeders across the globe the opportunity for much faster genetic progress
Aug. 1 2019
Oftentimes, a task will require me to hook a chain to my loader’s bucket for lifting and pulling purposes, and I always had to figure out how to run the chain around the bucket somehow
Aug. 1 2019
Certainly, everyone close to the dairy industry has recently become aware of the latest release of undercover videos obtained by ARM (Animal Recovery Mission)
Aug. 1 2019
Managing growth is of fundamental importance to the heifer enterprise of a dairy farm. We know a heifer needs to meet certain growth goals by certain points in its life to meet a farm’s production...
Aug. 1 2019
Wars are typically high in both casualties and wounded winners. Neither is a particularly positive outcome. Sizing up the trade war between the United States and China on the dairy front, the “econo
Aug. 1 2019
Twenty-five years ago, I graduated high school. I couldn’t leave central Oregon fast enough; not because I had a bad childhood, but because I always knew my life was destined for somewhere else....