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.
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Nov. 6 2017
It has long been understood that cows are creatures of habit and, for the most part, they follow a strict time budget. Three to 5 hours are dedicated to the feedbunk, 10 to 13 are for lying down
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Oct. 30 2017
The environmental benefits of electronic feeding versus traditional tractor and wagon feed delivery has caught the attention of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
HDN-MS-GMO
Oct. 30 2017
Understanding consumer demands and meeting them remain a challenge
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Oct. 23 2017
Immunity is the next frontier in improving reproduction
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Oct. 16 2017
Dairy farmers have more bacteria in their nose and mouth, potentially correlated with better disease resistance
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Oct. 9 2017
In the world of dairy nutrition, there are so many contributing factors to well-made diets . . . especially when it comes to fiber
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Oct. 9 2017
World Dairy Expo featured so many opportunities to capture the minds and imaginations of dairy enthusiasts from across the country.
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Oct. 7 2017
It was the 6-year-old, Rosiers Blexy Goldwyn-ET, that claimed the Grand Champion Holstein title
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Oct. 7 2017
For those of us with birthdays during the first week of October, it’s a special treat to celebrate with all our friends at Expo
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Oct. 6 2017
Hoard's Dairyman talked with Renee Smith of My Dairy Dashboard at World Dairy Expo about this new tool that assists dairy producers by pooling all their data into one platform
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Oct. 4 2017
Last year at the International Ayrshire Show, Palmyra Berkely P Ruth-ET’s day ended with Intermediate champion
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Oct. 3 2017
They come from all across the country, but they find common ground in dairy
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Oct. 3 2017
With an average score of 47.2 points on the day, Crothers topped the contest and paced the high team
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Sept. 25 2017
“Age at calving and herd replacement rates are the largest factors influencing heifer costs,” shared Jud Heinrichs, Penn State extension specialist. “This affects the numbers of heifers...
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Sept. 18 2017
For dairy producers in the northern United States, corn chopping season is nearing or has already arrived, and along with it, the difficult task of getting it cut at just the right dry matter
MS-4-H
Sept. 11 2017
From 4-H motto to life philosophy, these words have become more than just words for me
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Sept. 11 2017
FTC suggests consent order on NAAB handling of genomic testing. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a consent order surrounding the restriction of competition related to genomic testing. This...
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Sept. 4 2017
Conversations with even just a few dairy farmers from across the country quickly identify data management as one of the largest on-farm issues
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Aug. 28 2017
Because of their size and age, young calves, just like young children, tend to be primed for infection and can be easily overtaken by disease
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Aug. 21 2017
Lying time and activity have gained popularity in the industry as measures of health and welfare