March 10 2020
Do you scratch your head on pregnancy check day and wonder why you did not get as many cows pregnant as you desired?
March 10 2020
Milk prices were too low for too long. That sums up the serious economic consequences in the countryside as 8.8% of all dairy farms holding permits to sell milk left the business last year
Feb. 25 2020
The balance sheet is a portrait of the financial condition of the farm. After a period of low milk prices, the balance sheet now tells a story of how the farm weathered the storm
Feb. 25 2020
IT’s a noble cause — reducing the use of antibiotics in farm animals in an effort to curb antibiotic resistance. However, assigning McDonald’s a “C” grade, as opposed to...
Feb. 25 2020
Dairy isn’t dying, it’s a growing product category. That was one of the many messages that emanated from this year’s Dairy Forum in Scottsdale, Ariz
Feb. 25 2020
It is important to push up feed multiple times a day. We built this feed pusher that just slides on to the corner of the feed bucket so that we do not have to change the skid steer bucket every time
Feb. 25 2020
I do not care if a farmer has one cow or 10,000 cows; cows are loved, appreciated, and admired. Dairy farmers far and wide have a deep respect for the animals in their barn
Feb. 10 2020
There were two announcements made recently from companies about the environment, both of which had a different impact on the dairy community. One announcement came from Starbucks’ corporate office
Feb. 10 2020
Major media outlets have been forecasting the death of dairy after Dean Foods and Borden both filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. In making dairy’s doomsday prophecy, those journalists compl
Feb. 10 2020
Living in Australia means the threat of bushfires rides on your shoulder all summer. And by “fire,” I am talking about a threat of potentially biblical proportions
Feb. 10 2020
My favorite book is “Tuesdays with Morrie.” It was a book given to me decades ago by a treasured, life-long friend after my brother had passed
Feb. 10 2020
We made this pressure washer gun to wash the insides of our calf bottles on our bottle trailers. It is made so that three bottles can be washed at a time
Jan. 25 2020
On many dairies, the milking equipment is the hardest working but often the most neglected equipment. Even most old farm trucks get the oil changed on a regular basis, but for some reason we think that...
Jan. 25 2020
Milkfat, due in part to booming butter sales and greater demand for whole milk, underpinned milk checks during the past four years. That price role reversal over milk protein appears to have run its c
Jan. 25 2020
The author has been involved in large-scale commercial dairying in Wisconsin for more than 20 years and is now an account manager for Chr. Hansen Inc.It’s a basic human tendency to avoid confrontati
Jan. 25 2020
Backing wagons and carts into tight spots in the shed for storage can be a challenging job. So, I welded a receiver on the bar behind the bucket of my skid steer. Now, I can move trailers with ease
Jan. 16 2020
Marilyn Hershey This month, my parents celebrate 60 years of marriage. They have spent twice as many years together as they have apart. I have wonderful memories growing up on our Pennsylvan
Jan. 10 2020
Some dairymen and women have raised questions as to whether or not the Dairy Promotion and Research Program still delivers value for the 15-cent investment each of us makes for every 100 pounds of milk
Jan. 10 2020
A vaccination strategy for the prevention and reduction of clinical disease is of paramount importance on every dairy farm and young stock operation in the world
Jan. 10 2020
Everything on a dairy farm begins with a calf. For that reason, in this article we will explore cow-calf research that was presented at the International Society of Applied Ethology (ISA
Jan. 10 2020
Do you want a faster and easier way to open soap drums? Cut a 3-inch circle out of 1/8 inch thick metal and drill four holes in it 1 3/4 inches apart. Put a 1-inch long bolt in each hole and weld the