The author is an 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.
July 31 2017
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July 24 2017
Year after year of growing sales show that organic food is not a disappearing market. The American organic industry topped $43 billion in 2016, surpassing the $40 billion mark for the first time
July 17 2017
When we are working with cows every day, we often don’t realize just how fast the dairy industry is changing
July 10 2017
When someone commits a crime, they must serve the time. However, once some individuals are released from jail, they struggle to acquire the skills they need to find gainful employment
July 3 2017
Add vitamin K to the list of positive attributes that come from a dairy-filled diet. Leafy green vegetables are the most obvious choice when it comes to getting enough of the vitamin
June 26 2017
You can’t milk a nut; it’s as simple as that. The European Court of Justice proved its agreement with that statement in a recent judgment
June 19 2017
Hoard’s Dairyman and Hay and Forage Grower staff visited the University of Wisconsin Agricultural Research Station for some professional development.
June 19 2017
Alternative beverages continue to fill the dairy aisle, but here’s proof that they simply don’t stack up to cows’ milk
June 12 2017
Calf housing is most often designed with health benefits and labor efficiency in mind. With limited complexity in their environment, calves will often turn to non-nutritive suckling for entertainment
June 5 2017
It’s not fair to say that “big farms” are bad and “small farms” are good, or that farms milking more cows are better than those with fewer cows
May 29 2017
Teenagers are opening their wallets and spending more money on food. A survey conducted by investment banking firm Piper Jaffray this spring found that food was the largest spending category for teenagers
May 22 2017
We often hear about the sheer volume — in billions of pounds — and the economic value of the food that is wasted in the United States each year
May 17 2017
More than 14,800 cow judges from all 50 states and 15 other countries tackled the five classes in the 2017 Hoard’s Dairyman Cow Judging Contest
May 15 2017
Just two years ago, U.S. farmers couldn’t keep up with consumer demand for organic milk. Now, production has outpaced the need
May 8 2017
Newly appointed Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue hit the ground running
May 1 2017
Summer will soon arrive, and our cows will be feeling the heat. According to Nigel Cook, MRCVS, cows are becoming impacted by heat stress at lower and lower temperatures
April 24 2017
The nightmare continues for some Wisconsin and Minnesota dairy farmers as they scramble to find a new processor for their milk by May 1
April 17 2017
If you have taken a close look at the Jerseys included on the Hoard’s Dairyman Bull List following the past few sire summaries, you may have noticed a change
April 10 2017
For the first time in 50 years, the price we pay for groceries has come down. USDA data shows that 2016 retail prices for food consumed at home fell 1.3 percent from the year before
April 5 2017
While the Hoard’s Dairyman Farm is well known for its Guernsey herd, the Hoard’s Jerseys have been working hard, too