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. 12 2018
Preweaned calves are the most expensive young stock to feed as measured on a day-to-day basis
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Nov. 5 2018
The state of young stock sales in the dairy industry is almost uglier than the milk price this year
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Oct. 29 2018
Just like humans, cows display sidedness behavior. Maybe you have noticed a cow that always lays down on its right side or is a huge fan of the left side of the milking parlor
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Oct. 22 2018
Young calves are some of the most susceptible members of the dairy farm
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Oct. 15 2018
A new California law mandates restaurants serving kids’ meals must offer either milk or water as their advertised drink options
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Oct. 12 2018
Thank you, dairy farmers. Thank you for devoting your lives to caring for animals, caring for the environment, and caring for us by producing a nutritious and safe product
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Oct. 8 2018
The 6-year-old took home Grand Champion in the Holstein Show
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Oct. 8 2018
World Dairy Expo 2018 wrapped up Saturday evening with a bang, but just like this year’s theme, “The Next Frontier,” the brightest lights still lie ahead
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Oct. 5 2018
For many young people, the next frontier is college and career selection. Since 1954, National 4-H Dairy Conference has done its best to position students to better understand what careers might be a good...
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Oct. 4 2018
Hoard's Dairyman talked with Renee Smith of Virtus Nutrition at World Dairy Expo about their company and the solutions they offer for dairy farmers
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Oct. 3 2018
It was the aged cow from California that rose to the top of the field of 216 cattle shown in the 15th International Junior Holstein Show
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Oct. 3 2018
Four young ladies with matching dresses and suit jackets commanded the day at the International Post-Secondary Judging Contest on Monday, October 1
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Oct. 2 2018
If you are a cow person and you’ve attended World Dairy Expo, I would wager you have a favorite showring memory
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Oct. 2 2018
Juniors have been an important part of World Dairy Expo since its inception. However, 15 years ago, that commitment was taken to a new level when the International Junior Holstein Show became a stand-alone...
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Oct. 1 2018
For the past 10 years, country music star Luke Bryan has brought his brand of country music to rural communities via a Farm Tour
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Sept. 28 2018
The air is cooling, the leaves are starting to change, and it’s getting darker earlier and earlier
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Sept. 24 2018
In calves that consume a 20-20 milk replacer, starter intake is critical
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Sept. 17 2018
Cows are creatures of habit, and as such, they are prone to skipping meals if food is not available when they visit the bunk
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Sept. 10 2018
Up until about two weeks ago, the Upper Midwest and Northeast were rushing toward maturity with warm temperatures and relatively dry conditions
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Sept. 3 2018
Perhaps you’ve heard the saying “milk does a body good.” That’s true, but dairy products deserve respect for more than just the calcium, vitamin D, and protein they contain