Oct. 10 2022
During a cow’s lactation, changes in body condition and body weight occur that influence future milk yield and fertility outcomes. Evaluating body weight alone is not a good indicator of body reserv
Oct. 10 2022
I always had a mess with my drills lying around, so I made this metal holder out of a 1/8 inch plate. It is strong, and now everything is cleaned up. Ken Wipf, South Dakota
Sept. 22 2022
Every dairy farmer knows that raising a calf to maturity takes great care, with an appreciation of the challenge and a goal of doing what’s best rather than what’s easy
Sept. 14 2022
Almost 30% of the world’s agricultural products actually end up as “by-products.”
Sept. 14 2022
Energy is the single most important component of the U.S. economy. It drives all aspects of our nation’s economic well-being
Sept. 14 2022
It is always nice to achieve a winning season! Like so many of you, I have witnessed both winning and losing “dairy seasons” over the last four decades
Sept. 14 2022
One of the biggest changes I have seen in the past 20 years is how we need to amplify our voices in places that are sometimes uncomfortable
Sept. 14 2022
AT FIRST we could not believe what our eyes had read. After a second review, we were not as surprised to learn that some politicians who extol the virtues of green energy
Sept. 14 2022
This classic hint is super easy and inexpensive. Cut a gallon jug to make a scoop that can be used for grain, lime, or anything else.Melanie Sinan, Pennslyvania
Sept. 14 2022
Disbudding with caustic paste is typically done within the first week of life, and as early as the first 24 hours. Currently, there is only a small amount of research on caustic paste
Sept. 10 2022
Immigration reform has become a four-letter word, especially in conservative circles. Election year rhetoric, both on the campaign trail and political news channels, has only compounded the problem
Sept. 1 2022
Corn chopping season is upon us in the Northeast region, which means that all hands are on deck. Everyone is working to either keep the farm running smoothly or focused on the preparation and executio
Sept. 1 2022
An empty barn often reflects the emotions of the farmers who once worked in it, symbolizing the closing of one of life’s chapters. A Pennsylvania farmer has taken those emotions and channeled them...
Sept. 1 2022
Drug abuse means to use a drug incorrectly or excessively. I’ve been pondering this article topic for years, and now many veterinarians have asked me to write it. Their frustration and mine is that
Sept. 1 2022
Think like a plant breeder when looking at your corn grain and feed costs this coming year. This statement likely doesn’t make sense at first glance, but bear with me as I explain my thought process
Sept. 1 2022
When baling a heavy windrow, sometimes hay would get caught on the draw pin, which eventually created a slug that the baler didn’t appreciate. To keep hay from getting caught on the pin, we cut down
Sept. 1 2022
Proper premilking udder stimulation is indispensable to harvesting high-quality milk from cows as quickly and completely as possible while minimizing the impact of the milking machine on teat and udde
Aug. 10 2022
During summertime, some families take the opportunity to embark on exciting vacations. Getting away from the busy everyday routine is a time of rest, refreshment, and reflection
Aug. 10 2022
Inflation seems to be everywhere in the economy today. The Consumer Price Index, a broad-based measure of inflation, has risen by nearly 9% over the last 12 months
Aug. 10 2022
DURING the past year, the U.S. genetics community identified a challenge and came together to create a solution that will benefit breeders of Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, and Milking Shorthorn
Aug. 10 2022
Perhaps this is common knowledge to all of you reading this, but it is worth repeating: It pays to invest time in low-stress stockmanship