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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Aug. 2 2021
For dairy farmers, school lunch programs are an awesome opportunity to distribute a lot of fluid milk while providing children nutrients they need
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July 30 2021
With more emphasis being placed on the well-being of livestock all the time, students can gain experience in this type of evaluation through the Animal Welfare Assessment Contest
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July 29 2021
Mississippi State University’s Amelia Woolums discussed why vaccines fail during the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association’s annual meeting
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July 26 2021
University of Guelph’s Trevor DeVries talked specifically about automation in the area of feed mixing and delivery during the Precision Dairy Conference
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July 22 2021
At the Precision Dairy Conference, Megan Schrupp, D.V.M., a practicing veterinarian who is also involved with her family’s dairy, highlighted the four digital dairy advantages she sees on farms that...
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July 19 2021
Karl Burgi, a hoof care consultant and founder of the Save Cows Network, discussed trimming fresh cows during the July Hoard’s Dairyman webinar, titled “Three keys to exceptional hoof health.”
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July 15 2021
Karl Burgi, a hoof care consultant and founder of the Save Cows Network, discussed dairy barn flooring during the July Hoard’s Dairyman webinar, titled “Three keys to exceptional hoof health.”
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July 12 2021
According to University of Minnesota Extension’s Joe Armstrong, D.V.M., a rainy day can be the perfect time to review and reorganize a medicine refrigerator or cabinet to ensure its contents are...
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July 8 2021
Jodi McGill, an assistant professor with the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, discussed calfhood immunity and immunomodulation during the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association’s...
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July 5 2021
During the Four State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference, Iowa State University’s Jesse Goff, D.V.M., explained that calves die from scours for one of several reasons, including dehydration...
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July 1 2021
Kim Cassida, a forage specialist for Michigan State University, discussed forage and drought during a Field Crops Virtual Breakfast presentation
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June 28 2021
During the Four State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference, University of Illinois dairy extension specialist Derek Nolan shared a tool that can be used to measure the impact of heat stress on a dairy...
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June 24 2021
University of Illinois’ Jim Drackley discussed colostrum and transfer of passive immunity during the Four State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference
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June 21 2021
We’ve all seen it: An image of a dairy cow and calf, standing together in a pasture, on the label of a gallon of milk or another dairy product
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June 17 2021
Farming is a dangerous occupation, but the costs of health insurance leave many uncovered or underinsured
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June 17 2021
In a panel discussion during the virtual Four State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference, two dairy nutritionist shared insight on how top-level herds maximize milk production
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June 14 2021
During the Four State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference, University of Illinois’ Phil Cardosa addressed heat stress and the role nutrition can play in keeping cows productive during hot...
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June 10 2021
One lesson the past year and a half taught us is that our food supply chain is fragile
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June 7 2021
During the Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference, Taylor Yohe discussed the balance between weaning calves and maintaining rumen pH levels
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June 3 2021
Perhaps you are a person who works full time at another job but dreams of owning a small farm someday. Or maybe you already operate a farm but want to add another enterprise or start a side busi