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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Oct. 3 2018
World Dairy Expo is a family-friendly event, but anyone with young children knows that taking a trip anywhere requires extra planning, both prior to the activity and once you get there
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Oct. 2 2018
It was a repeat win for Wisconsin 4-H, as the team repeated its 2017 success and finished on top of the 2018 National 4-H Contest at World Dairy Expo
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Oct. 2 2018
For some attendees, the showring is the heart of World Dairy Expo
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Oct. 1 2018
Six years ago, OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) established a local emphasis program to protect workers from hazards found on dairy farms
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Sept. 24 2018
“The farm bill is an interesting piece of legislature,” said Mark Stephenson, the director of dairy policy analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Sept. 17 2018
The arrival of fall brings many tasks to the farm. For dairies using a compost bedded pack barn, this time of the year also can be a good time to clean out the pack
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Sept. 14 2018
The most valuable internships leave college students with job experience, mentorship, and life lessons by the end of the summer
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Sept. 10 2018
Today’s dairy cows make a lot of milk. They also make a lot of manure. This means that manure storage and handling is a critical aspect for every dairy farm
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Sept. 10 2018
Wind has damaged their farm not once, but twice in the past two years, but the Carlson family has a fighting spirit that keeps them thriving
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Sept. 3 2018
It’s well-known that the average age of farmers is steadily climbing upward. The same could be said about the general population
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Aug. 27 2018
Dairy product sales give grocery stores good bang for their buck, so how come they don’t get more shelf space?
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Aug. 20 2018
“Brazil can double its cropland easily without cutting a tree,” said Texas A&M professor and extension economist Luis Ribera
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Aug. 13 2018
There is no doubt trade is important to American agriculture. The United States is the largest agricultural exporter in the world, with exports representing $138 billion in 2017
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Aug. 6 2018
Most farm expenditures continue to rise in price, and calf care costs are no exception
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July 30 2018
While President Donald Trump works toward what he considers free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals, agricultural producers of all kinds have been hit hard
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July 23 2018
Numbers recently released by USDA showed that signing up for MPP-Dairy (Margin Protection Program for Dairy) was a worthwhile effort for many dairy producers
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July 16 2018
With a growing world population, we hear time and again that we will have to feed more people with fewer farmers and less resources
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July 9 2018
The number of calf barns with automated feeders is certainly on the rise. More and more farmers are going that route for their calf raising needs
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July 3 2018
Last night Hoard’s Dairyman had the unique opportunity to host attendees from the International Conference of the World Jersey Cattle Bureau at the Hoard’s Dairyman Farm
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July 2 2018
When it comes to animal welfare, the easiest metrics to measure are health related . . . but welfare goes beyond the body. It can also vary from animal to animal