Sept. 8 2023
Feeding high-quality colostrum is recognized as a critical factor to raising healthy calves. In addition to supplying important immunological components, colostrum is rich in nutrients, hormones, and and...
Sept. 8 2023
With so much attention placed on animal welfare, the perspective of farmers is often overlooked, even though they are the ones who provide care to animals daily and have the greatest impact on animal welfare
Sept. 6 2023
In 2021, rains came on time and in the right quantities, and the corn made some of the best yields we’ve seen. But as we all know, there’s many a slip ‘twixt the cup and lip — or...
Sept. 6 2023
It’s harvest time — or soon will be — for corn silage in many dairy areas
Aug. 31 2023
My social media news feeds are about 20% updates from family and friends, 20% communication with other veterinarians about cases and practice, 40% a waste of time with someone trying to sell me something...
Aug. 15 2023
Instead of searching for a place to fasten our chains, we welded three hooks along our skid steer bucket
Aug. 15 2023
If i asked this audience of readers to raise your hand if you did not grow up on a dairy farm, the odds are high that several of you would raise your hand because you migrated into the dairy business through...
Aug. 15 2023
What effects do the smoky haze and low air quality have on people, cows, and calves where we farm in the Upper Midwest?
Aug. 14 2023
We will witness a piece of history when the hearing to amend pricing in the 11 Federal Milk Marketing Orders (FMMO) begins this month
Aug. 14 2023
We’ve probably all quipped the phrase, “If you have livestock, you’ll have dead stock, too.” It’s so true
July 15 2023
The author and her family own and operate a 570-cow Holstein and Jersey dairy near Berlin, Pa.For Katheryn Bosley, getting people excited about learning about dairy is a rewarding way to support her industry....
July 12 2023
My family farm has a pump that floats on a raft in the middle of the manure lagoon
July 12 2023
By the time you read this article, I will be sitting under a shade tree with my feet propped up, sipping on a large chocolate milkshake
July 12 2023
There is no “magic bullet” available to improve milkfat yields. Instead, many factors contribute to a healthy rumen and ultimately how much milkfat a cow makes
July 12 2023
The past couple of years have been rough ones for farmers buying fertilizers for their crops
July 12 2023
Many dairies are keen to review heat abatement strategies for their lactating herd
July 12 2023
Being a farmer has many rewards such as working for yourself, being outdoors, watching crops and animals grow and prosper, and working with friends, family, and neighbors
July 12 2023
Consumers crave connection. So, how do you create that connection? Build a game-changing innovation center halfway around the world, find some of the best people to run it, and ultimately, create synergy...
June 1 2023
Sometimes we get a cow that has teats too close together and that makes the milking unit squawk during milking. To stop this, we use a simple “S” hook on the bottom of the silicone liner
June 1 2023
It takes a lot of momentum to get through the summer months. The days are long, the outside work is screaming to be done, and if a farmer sees daylight, they see an opportunity to do more
June 1 2023
As the season rolls on, many baseball teams are recognizing mid-season adjustments are necessary to improve their chances for success. In baseball, success is defined by achieving the postseason and advancing