Dec. 14 2021
This season of gift giving is a blessing for those with the knack of finding the right present for everyone. They may have “gift giving” as their love language and feel rewarded by finding...
Nov. 19 2021
In cold weather, we had different operators driving off with the skid steer still plugged in and damaging the cord. That problem stopped after we started putting the cord through the hand rails
Nov. 19 2021
Six herds sorted themselves to the very top of the pool of impressive entrants of the 14th annual Excellence in Dairy Reproduction Awards presented by the Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC)
Nov. 19 2021
For years, it was a goal for many dairy farmers to avoid calf-to-calf contact in their young stock housing. More recently, though, the industry has seen an opposite trend
Nov. 19 2021
We like to exhibit our cattle at a variety of local, state, and national shows. What can we do to keep them healthy during the show season? - Wisconsin, M.E.Thank you for asking this question
Nov. 19 2021
Fall is one of those seasons that is so refreshing in our part of the country. We have just come through the hottest and most humid time of the year
Nov. 15 2021
Chad and Jan Winke made the life-changing decision 13 years ago to spend three years in New Zealand. The initial opportunity came up because Jan was offered a position with GEA supporting Kiwi dairy farmers
Oct. 10 2021
To ensure no cows are locked in the headlocks when the manure scraper cleans the alley, we hung the times of the day when the scraper comes by on the post by the headlock lever. That way, we don’t...
Oct. 10 2021
This article continues our discussion on the new Dairy NRC 2021 that’s more formally referred to as NASEM Dairy 2021. My overall impressions are conservative
Oct. 10 2021
A few weeks ago, I didn’t feel all that well and broke with a digestive upset. This happens from time to time unfortunately, and most of you understand the discomfort
Oct. 10 2021
soybean meal is one of those basic ration ingredients that we can take for granted. It is among the most essential of commodities fed to dairy cows and accounts for two-thirds of the world’s
Oct. 10 2021
The author and her family own and operate a 570-cow Holstein and Jersey dairy near Berlin, Pa.Both work and culture are important to the trainees at Diamond Farm. That’s why bike trips to Washington
Oct. 10 2021
A nonfarm friend recently commented on a social media video that included a toddler from a farm family walking around the barn and the animals
Oct. 10 2021
The drum beat for renewable energy continues to grow louder throughout North America and Europe. While winds come and go, clouds can place solar panels on pause, and water flowing over dams holds fish
Sept. 23 2021
If hard-working dairy farmers ever needed a reason to contact their senators and representatives, the potential repeal, or shall we say death, of the “stepped-up basis” provision for capital...
Sept. 23 2021
Pull up a seat and grab some popcorn because just like any great movie, the underdog is about to rise to the top. The character once seen as hidden and reserved will emerge in humble glory
Sept. 23 2021
Feed costs — especially corn grain — have risen substantially this year. Maximizing the nutritional value of homegrown forages is always a top priority for profitable dairy farming
Sept. 23 2021
Farming can be a risky endeavor. There are many challenges that farmers face, ranging from short-term crises to long-term issues. Broadly speaking, they can be categorized into five major types
Sept. 17 2021
To stir milk replacer, we got ourselves a paint mixer for a cordless drill. It’s a fast and very effective way to mix the milk replacer for our calves
Sept. 17 2021
friend recently told me, “Never decide today what you can decide tomorrow with more information.” There is a lot of truth in that statement when I think about the mountain of decisions Duane
Sept. 17 2021
After waiting 20 years for the final release, the updated and new Dairy NRC was featured at the American Dairy Science Association’s 40th Discover Conference