July 15 2018
Diarrhea remains the leading cause of death in dairy calves. Calves with diarrhea frequently develop dehydration, have lower blood pH (called “acidosis”), experience electrolyte abnormalitie
June 15 2018
After having valuable saleable milk poured down the drain due to a simple error of not paying attention to overflowing bulk tanks, we decided to go back to the basics. We recalled the game “red ligh
June 15 2018
Little did I know many moons ago I would end up setting the stage for my very own wedding proposal
June 15 2018
Working in a dairy barn for more than 35 years has a way of taking a toll on one’s body. A few years ago, Philip began to struggle with severe arthritis, shoulder pain, foot problems including hammer...
June 15 2018
Organic milk sales have cooled as the very shoppers who drove demand for the specialty product not long ago move on to newer alternatives, leaving dairy sellers and producers grappling with oversupply
June 15 2018
The word salmonella strikes fear into any animal caregiver. It is a disease that spreads quickly, has limited treatment options, and can make animals, particularly calves, very sick
May 25 2018
This past month, I had the opportunity to visit the Arlington Cemetery. Having a son currently serving in the military elevated the depth of the trip and my admiration for such a place
May 25 2018
At Cook Dairy in Pewamo, Mich., calves on pasture are fed grain using a homemade feeder. The feeder was constructed by slicing plastic barrels in half and securing them with a bolt. The feeder can be
May 25 2018
Rene Boardman, the fifth generation of family members to live and work on Carlwood Farm LLC in Canaan, Conn., said, “It was a cow’s kick that sent my usually healthy mom to the doctor
May 25 2018
Many dairy farms have old buildings and sheds that owners would like to make more useful, but these buildings present a challenge
May 25 2018
A year has passed since Canada circled its collective domestic milk market wagons and deployed the Class 7 milk pricing strategy. Since then, Canadian and U.S. dairy interests have sparred in a h
May 25 2018
When every dollar counts, dairy producers must decide where to invest their time and resources
May 10 2018
Mom, it’s been 2,555 days since you left us. But who is counting? It’s cliché, but the saying, “There isn’t a day that goes by without me thinking of you,” is so true
May 10 2018
It's pitiful past performance invoked indifference among dairy farmers. However, significant updates to the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) should cause everyone to take a second look
May 10 2018
What causes stress for farmers and farm families? The list could be endless for most people who work in agriculture
May 10 2018
The slick haplotype confers cattle with a short and sleek hair coat. In hot, humid climates this type of hair coat makes cows more resistant to heat stress
May 10 2018
Goma Dairy in Marlette, Mich., found that storing and freezing colostrum in plastic bags leads to a faster defrosting period
April 25 2018
Wallman Dairy asked builders to pour the curbs with a curved top, rather than a flat one, so that feed and moisture will roll off of the curbs rather than settle on top of it
April 25 2018
I hate crawling under an electric fence. The thought of catching myself on the wire is not a pleasant one, and I would much rather walk around the meadow to a gate before taking a shortcut
April 25 2018
It was time. My old truck, Logwagon, was approaching 300,000 miles. John, our mechanic, had hauled it back from a farm call more than an hour away twice