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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Dec. 11 2017
While the Hoard’s Dairyman Bull List will be available in the December issue, we are making it available to readers here as well
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Dec. 11 2017
What are the most important metrics that the nation’s top herds use to monitor reproduction?
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Dec. 4 2017
“For us, the Pocket Cow Card on the phone and tablet is a great reference tool when out among the herd,” said Jake Weisenbeck when discussing how his farm tracks heats, breeding records, and...
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Nov. 27 2017
“We ultrasound cows at 33 days carried calf to determine pregnancy. Pregnant cows are given a second ultrasound at 60 days carried calf to confirm pregnancy, determine fetal sex, and to check for...
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Nov. 27 2017
“Dairy and cotton have been targeted as the two commodity programs for improvements in the next Farm Bill,” said Paul Bleiberg
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Nov. 20 2017
At the mid-year point, only two of the eight dairy regions serviced by Frazer Certified Public Accountants and Consultants posted negative returns
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Nov. 20 2017
“Our voluntary waiting period or VWP is 77 days for all cows. A few years ago, we backed up the VWP almost a full week,” explained Jeff McNeely. “After moving it back, we haven’t...
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Nov. 15 2017
As printed in our November 2017 issue . . . FOR 45 STRAIGHT MONTHS, U.S. MILK FLOW has expanded. Overall, 17 of the 23 major dairy states produced more milk in September with Texas up 10 percent
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Nov. 13 2017
“All heifers are bred four times and flagged as a do not breed (DNB) on our Dairy Comp 305 computer program after their fourth breeding. If open, they are sold,” explained Kurt Wierda
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Nov. 13 2017
“Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has helped export 55.1 million pounds of American-style cheese in 2017,” said Jim Tillison (shown at right), who works with the National Milk Producers...
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Nov. 6 2017
“Every fresh cow is enrolled in an aggressive postpartum program, including in-depth 12-day rectal temperature tracking,” said Gary de Graaff, a Platinum winner of the DCRC awards competition
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Nov. 6 2017
Dairy replacement prices fell 24 percent, or $510 in the last four years
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Oct. 30 2017
When it comes to organic food sales, dairy is big business. That’s based on looking directly at organic sales from farms — before products reach processors
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Oct. 30 2017
We frequently receive the question — do dairy farmers receive adequate returns on investment from state, regional, and national dairy promotion activities? Yes. That’s the short answer
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Oct. 25 2017
A NEW MILK PRICE CYCLE COULD BEGIN early next year, predicted the IFCN Dairy Research Network and its dairy economists located in 95 countries
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Oct. 23 2017
Health Canada may recommend less meat and dairy in its next Food Guide for Canadians
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Oct. 23 2017
Henk de Vor’s ability to make a quick assessment and take decisive action was put to the full test on June 22 and 23, 2015, after a tornado ripped apart his dairy
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Oct. 16 2017
U.S. cheese consumption reached a record 36.6 pounds per capita. That means every American is drinking 366 pounds of fluid milk in the form of cheese
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Oct. 16 2017
Florida dairy farmers could lose $12 million due to Hurricane Irma.
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Oct. 10 2017
In our October 10, 2017 issue . . .WITH DAIRY COW NUMBERS UP 71,000 head over the past 12 months, milk production continued to expand this August and reached 18.1 billion pounds, nationally. Of the to