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 9 2018
When you laugh, the whole body relaxes. Lyndy Phillips said that one minute of laughter boosts the immune system for 24 hours.
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March 5 2018
This isn’t breaking news, but it’s still newsworthy — dairy exports are a major player in U.S. milk prices
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Feb. 26 2018
There were 110 people in attendance at the Peninsula Pride Farms annual meeting last month in Luxemburg, Wis
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Feb. 19 2018
At the same time Brian Waymire was hired as manager of Degroot Dairy in Hanford, Calif., the dairy owners were considering the purchase of an automated activity monitoring system
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Feb. 19 2018
An abnormally high number of twin calves born on Dutch dairy farms last year triggered a closer inspection by authorities
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Feb. 5 2018
The path to dairy farm ownership is not an easy one. For some families, the transfer of the dairy from one generation to the next can be filled with highs and lows
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Feb. 5 2018
Do you believe in climate change? Many people say they don’t, but Chris Kucharik, a professor in the department of agronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has data that shows otherwise
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Feb. 5 2018
Anyone milking cows knows all too well how painful the current milk price cycle has been
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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