Oct. 11 2018
Calves don’t always finish drinking the water we give them. This means their water has to be collected and discarded before milk can be fed. We took a broken lawn mower, removed the eng
Oct. 10 2018
The author is a freelance writer in Indianapolis, Ind. He recently traveled to the Netherlands to interview dairy farmers and processors.De Jong normally lays down six layers of grass silage (a layer
Oct. 10 2018
I like to think that if I was older and wiser, answers would surface and the decisions I need to make would become more obvious. We are at a crossroads here at Bohnert Jerseys. My guess is that many o
Oct. 10 2018
Several of our weaned heifers recently developed really loose bloody diarrhea within a week of returning from a show. They were all about 4 to 5 months old and were in great health prior to this
Oct. 10 2018
Dairy cattle, like other cattle breeds, are a monotocous species. In other words, they usually ovulate only one egg per heat cycle
Sept. 26 2018
We always need a fork or shovel nearby to clean feed bunks or put hay in front of the cows, so we came up with this idea. It’s just a PVC pipe screwed onto the fence, and we slip the fork right into
Sept. 25 2018
Walking through a boggy section of pasture or swampy wetland, landowners in the Northeast may never see one of its oldest inhabitants — the bog turtle. At only 4 inches across, it’s also one...
Sept. 25 2018
In our part of the country, we don’t rely on pivots and canals to water our crops; we look to the sky and wait for the clouds to open up and give us rain
Sept. 25 2018
As we evaluate fiber in dairy cow rations, one major question that arises is: “What is the interaction between fiber digestibility and particle size, and how does it affect the cow?”
Sept. 25 2018
Our English edition of the magazine has traversed the globe since 1885. Even though dairy farmers in more than 60 countries subscribe to our signature publication, people prefer to read and comprehend
Sept. 10 2018
I do a lot of maintenance around the farm and some of it requires PVC pipe repair. To keep the PVC primer and glue together, since they are both used at the same time, I took duct tape and taped both
Sept. 10 2018
We are in the dairy business with milk being our primary source of revenue, but ultimately, we also sell beef
Sept. 10 2018
While some dairy farmers would still like to see highly visible dairy advertising spots, those initiatives had become feel-good campaigns yielding little in the way of new product sales. The revamped
Sept. 10 2018
Wind has damaged their farm not once, but twice in the past two years, but the Carlson family has a fighting spirit that keeps them thriving
Aug. 25 2018
Jumping onto the bed of my pickup truck to get a different hitch, chain, or whatever I might have on there gets harder as I get older. To make that easier and prevent me from having to climb up, I mad
Aug. 25 2018
It is getting real out there in the dairy industry. It is not necessary for me to tell you twice. We see it in every state, with every style of farm, and size is not a factor
Aug. 25 2018
Old barns have history embedded in their walls. If those walls could talk, what stories they could tell of the joys and hardships of their farms
Aug. 25 2018
Thirty-two years is a long way in the future, but dairyman Mike McCloskey has some strong ideas about technology tools the industry will use to get there
Aug. 24 2018
While Nestle and Fonterra both have joined the A1-free milk protein movement, skeptics remain. To that, The a2 Milk Company welcomes additional research
Aug. 22 2018
According to the Tulare County Farm Bureau, Tulare County is the third biggest farming county in America.In 2016, its total gross agricultural production value was a staggering $6.3 billion