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.
Nov. 19 2018
Not all types of salmonella behave the same. That was one of the main points made by Donald Sockett, D.V.M., during his presentation at the Calf Care Connection workshop hosted by the Professional Dairy...
Nov. 15 2018
Most people living in the northern United States or Canada have come to expect long, cold winters.
Nov. 12 2018
Each dairy cattle breed has its perks and its quirks, and Jerseys are no exception. On our Hoard’s Dairyman Farm, we certainly notice differences in personality and behavior between our Jerseys and...
Nov. 5 2018
When people talk about sustainability, they often refer to the term “carbon footprint.” However, there is more to the sustainability story than greenhouse gases
Oct. 29 2018
It takes approximately 1,400 pounds of corn to finish out a steer. Would we be better off feeding that corn to humans instead?
Oct. 26 2018
When I was in middle school, the barn on my family’s dairy farm burnt down
Oct. 22 2018
“What happens on paper isn’t always what happens in the field, in the barn, or in the parlor,” said Lisa Holden, an associate professor at Penn State University
Oct. 15 2018
For generations, farmers have fed calves whole milk. In fact, with the growing popularity of on-farm pasteurizers, some farms have returned to feeding milk for its nutritional benefits after utilizing...
Oct. 8 2018
A dairy farmer can take great care to make sure the milk produced on his or her farm is of the highest quality as it travels from the cow to the bulk tank
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Oct. 5 2018
Christmas came early for Rivendale Farms of Pittsburgh LLC, Bulger, Pa., as their cow, MB Lucky Lady Feliz Navidad-ET, received top honors at the International Jersey Show at World Dairy E
Oct. 3 2018
The colored shavings at World Dairy Expo are nothing new for Palmyra Berkley P Ruth-ET, as she earned Grand Champion honors at the International Ayrshire Show for the second year in a row. The winning
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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
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
Oct. 2 2018
For some attendees, the showring is the heart of World Dairy Expo
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
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
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
Sept. 14 2018
The most valuable internships leave college students with job experience, mentorship, and life lessons by the end of the summer
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
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