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
Aug. 10 2022
The stickers our milk haulers use to label their sample bottles were getting wet just sitting in our milk house. I used a recycled sour cream container and slit a hole in the side so that the paper ca
Aug. 10 2022
Forages are the foundation of a strong dairy feeding program, and if utilized correctly, alternative forages can provide flexibility and high-quality feed
July 8 2022
Do you ever think about what you would do if you were rich? I am not talking about rich in land and assets, values and morals, or livelihood and opportunity. Farmers are already rich in those areas. I
July 8 2022
The real estate industry has a well known and accepted saying: Location, location, location. It means the value of a property depends on where it is located, and the price of comparable properties in
July 8 2022
A lot of fairs are still using post-World War II dairy cattle barns built with old telephone poles, rough lumber rafters, and corrugated metal roofing
July 8 2022
dairy producers are seeing record milk prices due to strong worldwide dairy consumption and milk production not quite able to keep up with that demand. Inflation and many world events are painting an
July 8 2022
A RATHER toothless commission was finally given a little bite when the Senate and House passed the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA)
July 8 2022
I installed a job site 12 volt radio inside our skid steer. This is much cheaper than an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) radio and only took 20 minutes to hook up. I wired it into the fuse panel
June 8 2022
i do not remember a time when I did not identify myself as a farm girl. Even when I was a young child, the farm was my security
June 8 2022
The author is a professor emeritus at University of Illinois, Urbana.Questions are arriving from around the globe, inquiring about strategies to reduce feed costs given $7 to $8 per bushel corn and so
June 8 2022
Fertilizer is once again experiencing a seismic market disturbance. Instead of supply chains being disrupted by a worldwide pandemic, however, a significant portion of fertilizer’s woes can now...
June 8 2022
in a not so far-off future, the most profitable dairies in the country may not be milking for money. Dairy farms will be milking cows for credit
June 8 2022
If you have any barn doors that don’t stay closed, here is one solution. I took two eye bolts and attached one to the door and one to the trim of the door
June 7 2022
Eat butter. That declaration appeared on the cover of the June 23, 2014, edition of Time magazine. By the time that bold statement appeared, the “Fat is back” revolution was well underway
May 10 2022
After birth, our calves are moved to individual pens with heat lamps. With four pens next to each other, it was a struggle to determine which cord went with the heat lamp for each pen
May 10 2022
We are experiencing one of the more unique business climates in modern American history. With price inflation running at a generational high, interest rates will begin climbing