March 1 2017
A man tall in stature and high in principles. Terry Howard was well-respected in the dairy industry for his nearly 30-year career as a Wisconsin extension dairy specialist, with a focus on feeding and...
Feb. 28 2017
“But she’s light,” my daughter Monika said, her words laced with consternation. We were looking at the Jersey heifer calf in the calf warmer
Feb. 27 2017
Ultimately, the economically optimal pregnancy rate depends on many herd specific factors, but especially the costs associated with making the management changes that result in an increased pregnancy rate
Feb. 24 2017
“Who gets the farm?” asked the daughter. “We are too young to die. You kids will be taken care of and Jimmy gets the farm,” retorted the dad as he quickly changed the subject
Feb. 22 2017
One of the best ways to get noticed on social media is to use live video – meaning no video editing. It’s in the moment
Feb. 21 2017
Is it just me or do the last few weeks of winter seem like the longest? You get a little break, maybe a couple days of gorgeous sunshine, and then the next storm blows in
Feb. 20 2017
Just like conventional feeding systems, there are many ways to operate an automatic calf feeder, and those management factors affect calf health, stress, and more
Feb. 17 2017
The National Dairy FARM program is a voluntary program that promotes transparency in the food supply. It began in 2009 and has gained support from producers, milk cooperatives, and food companies
Feb. 16 2017
I walked into the building and the smell hit me hard. So hard in fact, that my eyes began to water
Feb. 15 2017
Have you ever thought how emerging technologies will affect agriculture in the long run to optimize management and profitability?
Feb. 14 2017
My husband, Glen, and I will celebrate 15 years of marriage later this year. For 12 of those 15 years, we have been dairy farming together
Feb. 13 2017
A couple of weeks ago, dad came into work just flat out mad. You could tell when he stepped out of the truck to just leave him be, so that’s what we all did
Feb. 10 2017
As a young person, people ask what you want to be when you grow up. I remember in the fourth grade that fellow students asked me that very question
Feb. 8 2017
For the past 146 years, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has entertained families across the country
Feb. 6 2017
Nearly every dairy farm features some type of data collection or herd management software. It can range from rumination or activity monitors to simple herd tracking with PCDART or Dairy Comp 305
Feb. 3 2017
The everyday hustle and bustle of our lives often cries for time away . . . a vacation on a sunny beach, cool beverages, and the tranquility that a nonstress environment can provide
Feb. 2 2017
Calf feeding shifts and early morning lectures never fail to leave me pressed for time when it comes to breakfast. Most days, I only grab an apple and my backpack before rushing out the door to class
Feb. 1 2017
Every sale I attend is unique. Some include Jerseys, some may be selling Holsteins, some sales have music, and sometimes there are carnival rides. Yes, carnival rides were a part of the festivities
Jan. 31 2017
If there’s one thing dairy farmers know well, it’s that when prices go up, they’ll surely come back down
Jan. 30 2017
Pay attention to equipment abilities and the milking routine because overmilking means under performing in the parlor. Use this quick test to discover if overmilking is an issue in your barn.