The author is an associate editor. She covers feeding and nutrition, youth activities and heads up the World Dairy Expo Supplement. Maggie was raised on a 150-cow dairy near Valley Center, Kansas, and graduated from Kansas State University with degrees in agricultural communications and animal sciences.
191118_ph3
Nov. 18 2019
The preweaning period of a calf’s life is not only important for its health and growth down the road, it’s also indicative of its behavior and ability to adapt to new situations
191111_ph3
Nov. 11 2019
Although final year-end milk production and dairy farm numbers are not yet in, 2019 predictably is shaping up to virtually zero growth in milk production
winter_ph
Oct. 28 2019
As winter is just around the corner, planning for housing of pasture animals is likely already underway
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Oct. 22 2019
Although there is always room for improvement, the United States dairy industry has been a leader in milk quality
frost-field_ph
Oct. 21 2019
Cool weather and the first freeze occurred in many Northern states in the last few weeks
191014_ph5
Oct. 14 2019
The fourth edition of the National FARM (Farmers Assuring Responsible Management) will incorporate enforced corrective plans for any farms that don’t meet standards during an on-farm evaluation
191014_ph1
Oct. 14 2019
This year has not only been a year of contraction in cow numbers in the United States but also around the world as some of the major milk producing countries reduced cow numbers
Gurnsey GC-7612
Oct. 4 2019
In the International Guernsey Show at World Dairy Expo on Friday, October 4, it was Valley Gem Atlas Malt-ET that was left in the center of the ring at the end of the show
HAE-cheese-day
Oct. 3 2019
Thursday, October 3 is the day. It’s the day you can get your very own Badger Dairy Club grilled cheese sandwich made with Hoard’s Dairyman Farm Creamery Belaire cheese
2019 Video pre and post-thumnail
Oct. 3 2019
Hoard's Dairyman spoke with Renee Smith of Virtus Nutrition at World Dairy Expo. The company’s newest fat product is EnerG-3. Watch the video to find out more about how fats fit into farm rations
post2ndteam
Oct. 1 2019
“Three-peat,” the SUNY-Cobleskill team members shouted as they headed to the front of the room to receive their first-place team awards
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Sept. 30 2019
What time was that meeting? Where was that educational session? The World Dairy Expo app has all of those answers at the touch of a finger. Downloadable for free for either Android or iOS users
latte_ph
Sept. 30 2019
If there is any working person who appreciates coffee, certainly it’s dairy farmers
feed-headlocks
Sept. 30 2019
In the competitive eating environment of freestall housing, stocking density is by far the leading contributor to competition along the feedbunk
190916_ph3
Sept. 16 2019
Plant-based meat alternatives are high in sodium and heme iron. Both are risk factors for important diseases
190909_ph3
Sept. 9 2019
Calcium status surrounding calving is not only important, but it also varies significantly depending on the cow
190902_ph4
Sept. 2 2019
If at all possible, dairy personnel putting up corn silage this fall should aim to store like forages with like forages
alfalfa_171
Aug. 27 2019
This year’s forage production, particularly the alfalfa crop, has been scarred by 2019’s volatile weather
Seiler-corn
Aug. 26 2019
While most farmers in the South and West already have their corn silage safely stored away, many in the Midwest and Northeast are still wondering if their corn will reach maturity
silage_ph1
Aug. 19 2019
There’s been no shortage of stories on the abysmal start to the forage season this year