The author is the managing editor, and he brings 21 years of industry leadership to our readers overseeing all editorial content and production of the magazine. His degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison combined dairy science and agricultural economics.
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March 14 2022
“WILL WE STILL BE FARMING ON MARCH 16?”That’s the question Peggy Holoubek Hainy asked late Friday evening in a message she started writing in all capital letters
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March 10 2022
A record 8.7 million units of beef semen was sold to U.S. dairy farmers and cattle ranchers last year. That was up 21% over the previous year’s 7.2 million units
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March 7 2022
The 2021 milk production data is out. It tells a story of two dairy worlds.With more cows and more milk per cow, U.S. milk production climbed by 1.3% to reach a record 226.3 billion pounds in 2021
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March 3 2022
While cow numbers in the nation’s dairy herd held steady, dairy farm numbers did not follow the same course. In losing 5.7% of the farms holding a permit to sell milk, dairy farm numbers fell
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March 1 2022
Dairy News as reported in the Washington Dairygrams for the March 2022 issue of Hoard's Dairyman
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Feb. 28 2022
The Badger State’s dairy farmers posted three new records this past year — most new milk in the nation, the state’s highest-ever total milk production, and a new watermark for milk per...
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Feb. 24 2022
Preliminary totals have come in, and those totals don’t look favorable for fluid milk. Sales slumped 4.1% by sliding from 46.2 billion to 44.3 billion pounds when comparing 2020 to 2021, according...
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Feb. 21 2022
Dairy product exports have garnered many headlines in recent years. It was well-deserved attention, as the U.S. has shown tremendous growth as a collective dairy community
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Feb. 17 2022
While the 21-year average indicates a 3.735% butterfat level and a 3.106% protein average in the Central Federal Milk Marketing Order, that’s just part of the story
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Feb. 14 2022
Dairy products remain rather tight worldwide. Given that situation, one would rationalize that the global milk production spigot may be turned to full stream
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Feb. 10 2022
“The commodity market is bringing a lot of money into the ag markets,” shared Sarina Sharp at the winter gathering of the Wisconsin Association of Dairy Plant Field Representatives
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Feb. 9 2022
Dairy News as reported in the Washington Dairygrams for the February 2022 issue of Hoard's Dairyman
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Feb. 9 2022
Dairy demand is up. “The last two years have been the strongest on record. Per capita consumption is up 3 pounds,” said Michael Dykes in his opening comments
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Feb. 7 2022
“We have been mechanically milking cows for over 100 years, but the first robotic attachment of a teat cup first occurred in 1985,” shared Kristy Campbell at the 61st National Mastitis Council...
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Feb. 3 2022
Innovation is a must. Operating our business and producing the same things the way we did 20 years ago is not a way forward
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Jan. 31 2022
Milk prices in New Zealand matter to dairy farmers in the United States because the island nation is the world’s largest dairy exporter
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Jan. 27 2022
“At the Dairy Forum in January of 2020, I made a prediction that we’d see more change in the next five years than we’ve seen in the last 15 years
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Jan. 20 2022
This may be one instance that inflation and supply chain issues could work to a farmer’s advantage. The same economic storm that’s driving up equipment, fertilizer, and other input costs
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Jan. 14 2022
Dairy News as reported in the Washington Dairygrams for the January 25, 2022 issue of Hoard's Dairyman
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Jan. 13 2022
Futures markets continued to move higher with mounting evidence that milk output among the major dairy exporters continues to slow