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. 29 2018
Most dairy producers invest in an automatic milking system to reduce the need for hired labor. As an added bonus, many herds milked with robots go up in production
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Jan. 22 2018
We’ve all heard it before: Dairy farmers are in the beef producing business, too
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Jan. 22 2018
Animal activist groups aren’t just out to stop large farms; they want to put an end to all animal agriculture
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Jan. 15 2018
Last spring, some farmers in the Midwest and Northeast were in a desperate situation when they suddenly found themselves without a plant to process their milk
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Jan. 8 2018
Greek yogurt production is flourishing. As a result, so is the generation of the by-product whey
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Jan. 1 2018
Worried citizens have been calling for a reduction in the use of antibiotics to treat food-producing animals, and it seems that farms are quietly responding
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Dec. 26 2017
Manure has tremendous value when used as a fertilizer source. Make the most of that value by knowing exactly what you are spreading
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Dec. 18 2017
Nutrient application often ends up in the hot seat being blamed for impairing water quality
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Dec. 11 2017
Those who are anti-animal agriculture would like us to believe a planet without livestock production would be a better place in terms of greenhouse gas emissions
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Dec. 11 2017
I am a huge fan of chocolate milk. White milk is good too, of course, but if I have a choice, I am going to pick chocolate nearly every time
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Dec. 4 2017
Veterinarian Cesar Narciso pointed to some advantages of IVF (in vitro fertilization), including accelerated genetic gain by using genomically superior donors, strategic reproduction management (like crossbreeding...
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Nov. 27 2017
Recent estimates show the world population could reach 10 billion people by the year 2050
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Nov. 20 2017
When dairy producers think about mastitis, they likely don’t automatically connect it to reproductive problems, but the two can go hand in hand
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Nov. 13 2017
Butter has become a hot commodity item in France as of late. A combination of several factors has tightened butter supplies
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Nov. 13 2017
Billionaire Thomas Tull owns a farm . . . and part of the Pittsburgh Steelers football team
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Nov. 6 2017
Science has unearthed another strike against dairy beverage alternatives
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Oct. 30 2017
Much like dairy farms, cheese processing plants come in all shapes and sizes. This is certainly true in Wisconsin, the nation’s top cheesemaking state
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Oct. 30 2017
Much like dairy farms, cheese processing plants come in all shapes and sizes. This is certainly true in Wisconsin, the nation’s top cheesemaking state
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Oct. 23 2017
The head of a business lobby group in Wisconsin suggested that “America’s Dairyland” be removed from the state’s license plates
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Oct. 23 2017
There will be seven different covers for the October 25, 2017, issue of Hoard’s Dairyman