Aug. 25 2020
The unprecedented volatility in dairy markets over the last several months has raised questions about how milk is priced
Aug. 25 2020
The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) completed its final report on July 15 and sent it to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar
Aug. 25 2020
Every time I tried to move my portable loading chute, I would have a hard time grabbing it with forks because it is unbalanced. I took an old bucket from my loader, cut off the attachment, and simply
Aug. 25 2020
Resilience has always been a word that embodies farmers. I have heard this stated numerous times but never more frequently than in the past six months
Aug. 10 2020
I created an easier way to take down an old barbed wire fence. I cut the ends off a 55-gallon drum and lag screwed it to a 4 by 4
Aug. 10 2020
i recently traveled home from American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA) board meetings in Columbus, Ohio
Aug. 10 2020
There are two methods that could help generate genetic evaluations for lifetime economic merit. We could directly determine economic merit by tracking income and expenses for all cows. Keeping track of...
Aug. 10 2020
Bunching of animals is a common problem in dairy facilities during summer months. It can be very frustrating as it is often difficult to determine what is causing cattle to bunch
Aug. 10 2020
The 2020 pandemic is not yet over, but it is time to think critically about what can be learned from it
Aug. 10 2020
Receiving a response from a federal agency just 48 hours after submitting a significant petition is almost unheard of these days
July 15 2020
I mix milk replacer for 10 calves at one time and want to make sure I have consistent water temperatures for each batch
June 19 2020
when it comes to farm safety, the entire farm team must have their eyes wide open. Being raised on a dairy farm was one of the best parts of my childhood. My upbringing was etched so deeply
June 19 2020
Early this year, Mack Drees of Peshtigo, Wis., was contacted by Holstein USA leadership to ask if he would represent the United States as part of an international group invited to Japan to promote dairy
June 18 2020
Calving ease evaluations have evolved immensely over the decades. When first released in 1977, 28% of heifers and 15% of cows needed help calving
June 18 2020
Why do we make milk? “We should be enjoying the best health in history, and some are, but most are not,” said J. Bruce German, a professor at the University of California-Davis
June 15 2020
My dad is an avid coffee drinker. We were running low on calf bottle holders, so we came up with an idea to reuse the plastic coffee containers for easier feeding
May 26 2020
Karen Bohnert Seeing Joe Burrow get selected as the first pick of the 2020 National Football League (NFL) Draft made me cry. I think my kids were either annoyed, scared, or wondering what the heck happened...
May 26 2020
Since its purchase at a sheriff’s auction during the Great Depression, each generation left its mark on the Wegmueller Dairy Farm
May 26 2020
Suffice to say, each of us can recall a “really bad day” at the dairy. In fact, it probably isn’t too hard to muster up a list of “absolutely horrible days
May 26 2020
What can small dairy farms learn from fellow small businesses outside of agriculture?
May 25 2020
This lift wagon is one of the most convenient pieces of equipment on our farm! Both the fronmaking it super convenient for