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. 16 2017
Ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s signed an agreement earlier this month with a farmworkers’ group that established labor standards for its supplying farms.
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Oct. 16 2017
Body condition scoring is an inexpensive tool that can benefit your herd in the long run
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Oct. 9 2017
During his World Dairy Expo seminar in Madison, Wis., Arthur Moessner, Vice President and Dairy Team Lead for American AgCredit, compared lending to marriage.
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Oct. 6 2017
Judge Chris Lahmers tapped Springhill Mentor Jazzy-ET as Grand Champion of the 2017 International Guernsey Show
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Oct. 5 2017
ExpoTV has been expanded to share even more aspects of the show
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Oct. 5 2017
There was a bit of déjà vu during the International Jersey Show at World Dairy Expo, as Musquie Iatola Martha-ET was named Grand Champion for the third year in a row
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Oct. 4 2017
The team from Wisconsin claimed victory at the 2017 National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest
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Oct. 4 2017
The annual Trade Show Exhibitor Party hosted by World Dairy Expo was a place to relax and socialize
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Oct. 2 2017
It’s no secret that fluid milk consumption has been on the decline while milk imposters crowd the dairy aisle. The good news, though, is that milk is still America’s top dairy beverage pick
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Sept. 28 2017
The use of tile drainage varies across the Midwest
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Sept. 25 2017
Interestingly, a doctor of human medicine, not a veterinarian, was the keynote speaker to kick off the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) annual conference
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Sept. 21 2017
Since 1988, each World Dairy Expo has had a unique theme. That theme is reflected in just about every aspect of the show, from the Purple Cow Gift Shop to media materials to the ever popular showring
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Sept. 20 2017
Four classes and a set of questions make up the Central National FFA Dairy Cattle Judging Contest that takes place during World Dairy Expo each year. Around 400 students compete.Early on the Tuesday m
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Sept. 18 2017
Read your food labels.That was the message a Chicago federal judge sent to consumers when he dismissed a slew of class-action lawsuits against Kraft Heinz, Target, Walmart, and other defendants
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Sept. 18 2017
Students interested in dairy and journalism are encouraged to apply for the 2018 Hoard’s Dairyman editorial internship
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Sept. 11 2017
Cottage cheese was once touted as a diet food, but over time its popularity waned. Consumption peaked in the early 1970s, when per capita consumption in the United States was 5.2 pounds per person. Si
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Sept. 10 2017
When dairyman Hank Choate saw the “unavailable” number pop up on his cell phone screen late one Thursday afternoon in April, he assumed it was not a call he wanted to take
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Sept. 4 2017
Glen Arnold“We have to give a lot of thought to how manure is applied,” said Glen Arnold, with Ohio State University Extension. “Our product is very visible.”
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Sept. 1 2017
Life lessons, fun memories, and family traditions make the county fair a special place for many of us
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Aug. 28 2017
Think that all manure is basically the same? Think again. “There’s a lot of variation in manure,” said University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Chris Baxter during his presentation...