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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May 21 2018
A calf faces many challenges at weaning, including the transition to a solid diet and often commingling with other calves. On top of this, a calf is still developing its immune system, which is not fu
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May 14 2018
We are learning more and more all the time about how the amount of milk we feed a calf can affect future production
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May 7 2018
“Milking is so routine, frankly, we don’t even think about it. It just happens,” said Phil Durst, Michigan State University Extension
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April 30 2018
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to ride in a cattle trailer? Most of us probably haven’t, but Anthony Bontrager, the trucking supervisor for Country View Calves in Shipshewana, Ind.,...
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April 23 2018
Not that many decades ago, ballottement or “bumping” a cow’s abdomen to check for a calf was a common method of pregnancy detection
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April 20 2018
Growing up on my family’s dairy farm, more than once I had the opportunity to give a slippery, wet newborn calf its very first meal
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April 16 2018
We’ve all heard it before: farmers need to tell their story. But why are the stories behind food so important?
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April 2 2018
Yogurt has been a darling of the dairy case, expanding in per capita consumption while fluid milk intake continues to fall
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March 26 2018
The sooner calf dehydration is detected, the more likely treatment will be effective
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March 19 2018
We consider dairy farming to be an occupation, a way of life, and often a family tradition
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March 12 2018
A new study found that cows fed all grass produced milk with a more desirable balance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids
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March 10 2018
While some young dairy enthusiasts grow up participating in dairy cattle judging and quiz bowl contests, students with an interest in dairy products can have a similar experience
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March 9 2018
When you laugh, the whole body relaxes. Lyndy Phillips said that one minute of laughter boosts the immune system for 24 hours.
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March 5 2018
This isn’t breaking news, but it’s still newsworthy — dairy exports are a major player in U.S. milk prices
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Feb. 26 2018
There were 110 people in attendance at the Peninsula Pride Farms annual meeting last month in Luxemburg, Wis
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Feb. 19 2018
At the same time Brian Waymire was hired as manager of Degroot Dairy in Hanford, Calif., the dairy owners were considering the purchase of an automated activity monitoring system
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Feb. 19 2018
An abnormally high number of twin calves born on Dutch dairy farms last year triggered a closer inspection by authorities
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Feb. 5 2018
The path to dairy farm ownership is not an easy one. For some families, the transfer of the dairy from one generation to the next can be filled with highs and lows
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Feb. 5 2018
Do you believe in climate change? Many people say they don’t, but Chris Kucharik, a professor in the department of agronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has data that shows otherwise
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Feb. 5 2018
Anyone milking cows knows all too well how painful the current milk price cycle has been