April 10 2023
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is implementing guidance that will change some animal antibiotic drug access from over-the-counter to prescription status no later than June 11, 2023
April 7 2023
If you have studied animal or dairy science in college in the last two decades, you may have had the opportunity to compete in the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge
April 6 2023
Every year around the end of March or the beginning of April, the fields that have lay dormant suddenly come to life with yellow mustard/turnips
April 5 2023
It’s pretty hard not to retaliate when someone attacks you on social media. Because, just like them, you feel emboldened by the anonymity of it all
April 4 2023
I mentioned to my mom the other day that my one-year-old daughter is starting to have opinions on things like what she wants to eat and what she wants to wear
April 3 2023
In my early training as a dairy advocate, I was told to focus on the most interesting and important facts about the dairy industry
April 3 2023
As many dairy farmers already know, recycled manure solids (RMS) can be a cost-effective, sustainable dairy bedding option. If not managed properly, though, the use of RMS can lead to potentially high...
March 31 2023
This creative piece was written by one of our regular authors, Gerald Anderson. Be sure to read the full story to reveal a fun twist at the end!
March 30 2023
The combination of spring in the air and the Easter holiday in our midst brings about the welcoming of so much life
March 29 2023
“Roots, roots, roots, and more roots. I want roots.” That was the message soil scientist Jamie Patton shared loud and clear during her presentation at the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin’s...
March 27 2023
When asked which platform is best to reach today’s consumer, there’s one that shows up prominently in Google searches and social media: YouTube. Why is that?
March 27 2023
Today’s consumer has new expectations of the beverages and foods they choose, and milk has plenty left in the glass to meet their needs
March 24 2023
In recent years, research on pair-housing calves has helped the dairy community recognize that calves can benefit from socialization. Pair-housed calves grow as well as or even better than individually...
March 23 2023
March is one of those months that is, plain and simple, unpredictable. The time change throws everyone off at the beginning of the month, and the weather doesn’t know what it wants to do
March 22 2023
My simple answer to the question posed in the title is a resounding yes. Why? Because whether we like it or not, we’re in the business of selling a product
March 21 2023
Sometimes on the farm, I just need a bit of good news. For those of you who dairy or have in the past, you know what I mean. A little pick-me-up of good news just hits the spot
March 20 2023
Despite the several feet of snow that insist on remaining on the ground in some parts of the Midwest, the calendar says that March 20 is the first day of spring! Many hopeful things are on everyone’s...
March 20 2023
The connection between nutrition and efficiency begins at birth
March 17 2023
A strand of twine, an empty teat dip barrel, a lose piece of wire, a scrap of freestall neck rail, emptied mineral tubs, extra metal brackets, broken skid loader attachments, and so forth — these...
March 15 2023
The thought of creating a business plan for your farm can be daunting, but this document serves several important purposes. For starters, it may be required by a lender when applying for financing. It...