The author is the managing editor and covers animal health, dairy housing and equipment, and nutrient management. She grew up on a dairy farm near Plymouth, Wis., and previously served as a University of Wisconsin agricultural extension agent. She received a master’s degree from North Carolina State University and a bachelor’s from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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April 15 2024
A growing number of dairy producers are using beef semen on their farms, and perhaps no statistic highlights that point better than the remarkable growth in domestic beef semen sales
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April 11 2024
The U.S. Department of Agriculture shared finalized changes to the federally funded Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children on Tuesday
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April 8 2024
Seven regions around the world account for 80% of global dairy trade: the European Union, the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay
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April 4 2024
Following the confirmation of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in dairy cattle in the states of Texas, New Mexico, Kansas, Idaho, and Michigan, a human case of HPAI has also been identified
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April 1 2024
Dairy farming involves a daily mix of old and new knowledge
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March 28 2024
Bill Weiss, a professor emeritus from The Ohio State University, calls it the “sampling dilemma.”
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March 22 2024
It takes a lot of hours and manpower to run a dairy farm. It also takes a lot of energy
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March 21 2024
The use of beef semen on dairy cattle has been a real asset to dairy farms, both in reducing the cost of raising excess dairy heifers and creating more valuable calves to be sold
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March 18 2024
Nothing ever stays the same, and if we look at agriculture and beyond, the world has undergone tremendous change over the last two centuries
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March 14 2024
Yogurt was able to put another feather in its cap earlier this month when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a new qualified health claim for the popular dairy product
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March 11 2024
When USDA released its data on the number of dairy farms licensed to sell milk in 2023, it came as a surprise to no one that there were fewer farms milking cows than there had been the year before
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March 7 2024
People are feeling the pinch these days as they head to the grocery store and notice higher prices on some of their favorite items and the necessities. While we are fortunate to live in a country with...
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March 4 2024
The national numbers are in from USDA, and last year’s milk production remained nearly level with production totals from 2022
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Feb. 29 2024
The lungs are an indicator organ, according to veterinarian Terri Ollivett
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Feb. 26 2024
The year started off with disappointing milk prices for dairy producers and uncertainty about when the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program for 2024 would be available
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Feb. 22 2024
The common saying “There’s more than meets the eye” certainly rings true when it comes to identifying disease in dairy calves
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Feb. 19 2024
During the USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum, Cattie Litkowski, the farm income team lead for ERS, shared numbers from the recently released farm income forecast
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Feb. 15 2024
Every five years, the Census of Agriculture is conducted, giving us an overview of farming in the United States
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Feb. 12 2024
As dairy farmers, we focus a lot of attention on milk prices and demand for dairy products, but the price and demand for beef also plays an important role in profitability and how we manage our herds
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Feb. 8 2024
Last year was one that will stick out in dairy producers’ minds, but not in a positive way in terms of milk prices and income over feed costs