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.
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Jan. 25 2021
When Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers addressed attendees at the Dairy Business Association’s “Dairy Strong” virtual conference, he started by recognizing the diligence of dairy farmers
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Jan. 21 2021
A global recession wasn’t in the plans for 2020, but then COVID-19 struck, and the pandemic swiftly shook economies around the world
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Jan. 18 2021
It wasn’t the year anyone predicted in the dairy industry, but according to University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Mark Stephenson, in terms of milk price, 2020 was better than we thought
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Jan. 14 2021
After riding the rocky waves of 2020, all in the dairy industry are hoping for smoother sailing in the year ahead when it comes to milk prices. But do agricultural economists see calmer waters in our future?
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Jan. 11 2021
A bowl of cereal topped with milk has been a quick and healthy breakfast option for decades. While it was once an extremely common way to start the day, the popularity of cereal has dipped in more recent...
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Jan. 7 2021
In a perfect agriculture world, farms would pass seamlessly from one generation to the next
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Jan. 4 2021
Many aspects of 2020 were complicated, and trade with China was certainly one of them. While trade wars and tariffs made headlines, one fact remained constant: China is a valuable trading partner for the...
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Dec. 31 2020
The year 2020 will be a memorable one for many reasons, although there are certain parts we may want to forget. Through it all, there has been good amid the chaos
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Dec. 31 2020
More meals at home this year meant people relied heavily on grocery store purchases. Kroger Co., America’s largest grocery retailer with nearly 2,800 stores, released a list of their top 10 trending...
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Dec. 29 2020
There are about 100 organisms that can cause infections in the udders of dairy cows. Selecting the best path of management for an individual case of mastitis starts with knowing what type of bacteria
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Dec. 24 2020
Feed is a major expense on any dairy farm, so it is critical to select ingredients for the ration that make nutritional and financial sense
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Dec. 21 2020
When Jacki Moegenburg was a junior at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, she worked with one of her professors to put together a business plan for an agritourism venture on her family’s dairy...
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Dec. 17 2020
Tours and on-farm events are awesome ways to educate consumers about dairy farming and the nutrition dairy products can provide
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Dec. 15 2020
Vaccinations are top of mind for most people right now, as the first COVID-19 vaccines for Americans were distributed this week
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Dec. 14 2020
The two or so months prior to weaning really lay the foundation for a healthy, productive dairy animal. It is important to review the success of your preweaned calf program every now and then
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Dec. 7 2020
This week, when the calendar turns to December, it’s a clear sign that winter weather is quickly approaching
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Nov. 25 2020
When lameness cases develop in a dairy herd, it can be difficult to get to the root of the problem
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Nov. 16 2020
While dry hay once dominated alfalfa production, certain parts of the country have come to rely more on alfalfa haylage over time
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Nov. 13 2020
For years, people working with dairy cows have called the drop in calcium around calving milk fever. Ironically, milk fever, also known as hypocalcemia, does not cause a fever at all
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Nov. 12 2020
As the harvest season comes to an end, farms may find themselves with excess forage, the right amount of forage, or not enough forage to feed their herd in the year ahead