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. 3 2017
Ryan Schaap, Art Schaap and Jorge Solomon There’s a certain magic during the holiday season that can make anyone a dreamer. Young children often write down a wish list of gifts they would like
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Dec. 26 2016
The care received during the transition period, the three weeks prior to calving and three weeks after, can either set a cow up for a successful lactation . . . or set it back
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Oct. 31 2016
Five years ago, the Los Angeles Unified School District placed a ban on sugary drinks, including chocolate and strawberry milk. The Los Angeles school board recently approved a pilot program to study...
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Oct. 24 2016
When the October 25, 2016, issue of Hoard’s Dairyman arrives in your mailbox, take an extra close look at the cover. Every subscriber will see a Grand Champion from World Dairy Expo
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Oct. 21 2016
Every year, the October 25, 2016, issue of Hoard’s Dairyman features highlights from the recently concluded World Dairy Expo
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Oct. 19 2016
When dairies find themselves with limited space, one option is to locate a new home for calves or heifers. For some farms, this means a rented facility down the road
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Oct. 17 2016
“Pass the cheese, please!” It seems Americans are saying that phrase now more than ever. Brand new data released by USDA’s Economic Research Service revealed a new record for per capita...
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Oct. 10 2016
Mastitis is an infection of the udder that, unfortunately, leaves few farms behind. Looking at the recently released USDA’s “Dairy 2014: Milk Quality, Milking Procedures and Mastitis on U.S....
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Oct. 8 2016
Grand Champion Holstein, Sheeknoll Durham Arrow Sheeknoll Durham Arrow named Grand Champion of the International Holstein Show. This homebred Aged Cow is owned by the Sheehan Family of Minnesota
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Oct. 7 2016
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 second year in a row. The 5-year-old was...
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Oct. 5 2016
Guernsey Grand Champion The old saying, “Better with age,” certainly rang true in the International Guernsey Show at World Dairy Expo this year
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Oct. 4 2016
Minnesota 4-H Dairy Judging Team 2016 Just two points separated the top two teams in the 2016 Lely National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest
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Oct. 3 2016
The CME Group, formerly known as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, made a big announcement last week. It shared that the Dairy Spot Call, which offers daily price discovery in physical dairy markets, will...
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Sept. 28 2016
Next week, many people working in the dairy cattle industry will be focused on an event called World Dairy Expo
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Sept. 26 2016
Cows must be milked twice or three times per day, 365 days of the year. For this reason, the milking center is an extremely vital part of every dairy farm.There are primarily two types of milking facilities...
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Sept. 21 2016
Few things in life are free. Unfortunately for dairy farmers, even incidences of unwanted disease, like lameness, come with a price. The most obvious costs of lameness are associated with treatment
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Sept. 19 2016
Farmers join together for safe drinking water by Abby Bauer, Associate Editor Northeastern Wisconsin is home to a growing number of dairy cows. In fact, Kewaunee County is one of the nation's most densely...
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Sept. 12 2016
A survey of Iowa dairy farmers revealed their efforts to enhance fresh cow care. The transition period is fittingly named, as a dairy cow goes through a flood of transitions the 60 days precalving to 30...
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Sept. 7 2016
Internships, like the Hoard's Dairyman editorial internship, let college students "try on" a job before graduation and entering the real world. A new school year has just begun, but it's not too early...
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Sept. 5 2016
Safe bunks require top planning. Corn silage harvest season is upon us. While chopping in the southern United States may be wrapped up, many locations in the North are just gearing up for this busy time...