The author is the senior associate 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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Oct. 14 2021
Dairy farmers are well aware of the importance of feeding colostrum, but getting colostrum into calves is only part of the story
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Oct. 11 2021
Tax deadlines are months away, but now is actually a great time for farms to start tax planning. Corey Clark, a farm business management educator, explained why during a Michigan State University
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Oct. 7 2021
What do top-tier dairy producers have in common?That was one question posed to a panel of agricultural financial lenders during the World Dairy Expo’s educational seminar
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Oct. 4 2021
Whether building new or remodeling an existing facility, the ultimate goal of cow comfort should be driving the decision-making process
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Oct. 2 2021
The Grand Champion of the International Guernsey Show at World Dairy Expo was no stranger to the colored shavings
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Sept. 30 2021
When designing a barn for voluntary milking systems or robots, one big decision is how many cows can be milked per machine
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Sept. 29 2021
Hoard's Dairyman talked with Darren Van Buuren of Agri-Plastics Group Companies at World Dairy Expo about their business and the solutions they offer for dairy farmers. Watch the video above for more information...
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Sept. 29 2021
With Day 1 of World Dairy Expo in the books, trade show exhibitors had the chance to sit back and relax for a few minutes at the Exhibitor Party hosted by Hoard’s Dairyman and World Dairy Expo
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Sept. 28 2021
When the final points were tallied, the students from Kaskaskia College earned 78 points more than the next best team, netting them first place honors in the International Post-Secondary Judging Contest...
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Sept. 27 2021
The dairy animals that grace the colored shavings are clipped by some of the best cattle fitters in the world
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Sept. 27 2021
After last year’s hiatus, dairy cattle judging teams from around the country once again made their way to Wisconsin this past weekend in preparation for the World Dairy Expo contests
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Sept. 27 2021
Many dairy farmers grow corn, alfalfa, or both to feed their herd. While both forage sources have benefits, they also have some limitations
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Sept. 23 2021
In any system, calf care is done best by individuals who are patient and detail focused
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Sept. 20 2021
If you see cows, writing, and America’s Dairyland in your future, consider applying for the Hoard’s Dairyman editorial internship
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Sept. 20 2021
To make a busy week simpler, some people like to plan meals ahead so they don’t have to worry each day what to make for dinner
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Sept. 16 2021
Through research and on-farm experience, we are unearthing more about the benefits of pair or group housing for calves
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Sept. 13 2021
“Manure is a valuable commodity we want to be returning back to the field,” said Claudia Wagner-Riddle during her presentation at the North America Manure Expo
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Sept. 9 2021
“Manure is extremely valuable,” said Brook Wilke, the associate director of science and agronomy at Michigan State University’s Kellogg Biological Station
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Sept. 3 2021
With a general goal to produce more renewable energy, windmills and solar panels have become an increasingly common sight when driving through rural landscapes
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Sept. 2 2021
After corn silage harvest, one huge job that has be completed promptly following chopping is covering piles and bunkers. This is a task that takes many hands and a lot of hard work