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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March 1 2019
Involvement in a dairy cattle breed association can build relationships with other breeders both locally and around the country
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Feb. 26 2019
For many parts of the country, winter teased us with a mild start. Then mid-January hit, and along came snow, frigid cold, record-breaking wind chills, and ice
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Feb. 25 2019
After raising calves in hutches outside for years, the Roden family decided to look into new calf housing options to accompany the growth of their dairy herd
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Feb. 18 2019
The value of trade is more important to American agriculture than ever before
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Feb. 15 2019
Have there been times in your life when you felt like you didn’t fit in? My answer would certainly be yes, and I would venture a guess that most of you have felt this way at times, too
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Feb. 11 2019
Kinnard Farms in Casco, Wis., could be considered an early adopter when it comes to bedding with sand
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Feb. 10 2019
It doesn’t take long for a healthy calf to become a sick one. Early detection and treatment of disease can greatly improve the likelihood of success. During a hands-on workshop a
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Feb. 4 2019
University of Wisconsin’s Mark Stephenson forecasts that the 2019 Class III price will be up by 80 cents over last year
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Jan. 28 2019
When it comes to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USCMA), Under Secretary Ted McKinney calls it “a huge win,” especially for dairy
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Jan. 21 2019
We build dairy barns for cows, but birds are often unwanted guests that also make themselves at home
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Jan. 14 2019
For anyone with a food allergy, certain foods can bring consequences that range from uncomfortable to life-threatening. Such allergies are nothing to take lightly
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Jan. 7 2019
The number of small to mid-sized dairy farms in the United States has been falling for decades, and economist Daniel Basse compared this trend to the general population.
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Dec. 31 2018
It has been another year in which consumer wants and needs are changing the way animals are raised and foods are marketed
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Dec. 24 2018
It was a very wet fall for some regions of the country, including the Midwest. That made corn silage harvest a challenge to say the least
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Dec. 17 2018
No-till and cover crops improve soil health, but benefits of these cropping methods also reach the pocketbook
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Dec. 10 2018
Four quarts of clean, high quality colostrum (greater than 50 grams per liter [g/L] of immunoglobulins or IgG) — within six hours of birth — has long been the recommendation for successful...
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Dec. 3 2018
The transition period after weaning can be one of the most stressful times in a heifer’s life
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Nov. 26 2018
We hear a lot about milk or milk replacer feeding for calves, but Pennsylvania State University’s Jud Heinrichs emphasized the importance of feeding calf starter in a recent presentation
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Nov. 19 2018
Not all types of salmonella behave the same. That was one of the main points made by Donald Sockett, D.V.M., during his presentation at the Calf Care Connection workshop hosted by the Professional Dairy...
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Nov. 15 2018
Most people living in the northern United States or Canada have come to expect long, cold winters.