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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April 16 2018
The raised without antibiotics (RWA) program has gained steam in consumer circles
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April 16 2018
An area of milk quality that is at times overlooked is emptied milk tankers that haven’t been cleaned
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April 9 2018
Grouping strategies have a huge impact on cows’ lactations and lifetime production
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March 26 2018
With the rising cost of labor and the declining number of people willing to work on dairies, Viterbo University’s Tom Thibodeau suggested farmers need to embrace a culture of caring on the farm
maggieand1111
March 23 2018
I’ve always been a big fan of March Madness. Initially it was because of my interest in the sport of basketball and my propensity for cheering for my team — the K-State Wildcats
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March 19 2018
“Cows don’t need feed, they need nutrients,” shared Ohio State’s Bill Weiss at the recent Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin annual meeting
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March 12 2018
Extra milk production throughout the country again this spring means some milk cooperatives have introduced quotas for milk production
180305_ph4
March 5 2018
In the past decade, yogurt has achieved many health accolades being praised for its association with gut health, diabetes deterrence, and most recently heart health
180305_ph1
March 5 2018
In conversations with employers, New Mexico State University’s Robert Hagevoort said he most often hears complaints about employee management
HDN-students_CJC
Feb. 23 2018
The annual cow judging contest has commenced. Have your entries in by Thursday, March 22, 2018
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Feb. 19 2018
“We have always used a ‘waterfall’ approach to grouping on the dairy,” shared Marc Etchebarne, nutritionist at Hillrose Dairy
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Feb. 12 2018
“The most influential factor in our calf and heifer program that sets up future milk production is a very thorough and strict vaccination protocol,” said Jim Herron
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Feb. 5 2018
“In our breeding program, we try to maximize the potential of every mating,” explained Curtis Nolan
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Jan. 29 2018
In the past several years, selective dry cow treatment has gained some prevalence in the industry as an alternative to the more common blanket dry cow treatment, which has been the gold standard for mastitis...
HDN-MS-yogurt
Jan. 29 2018
Flavor is the top driver of yogurt purchases, but health benefit is a close second
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Jan. 22 2018
In comparison to gen-Xers, baby boomers, and traditionalists, the millennial generation that spans those born between 1981 and the mid-2000s are spending less on dairy
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Jan. 15 2018
Humor is one of the best ways we can share our story
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Jan. 15 2018
In the past month, news has come out that vitamin A and E shortages will ring in 2018 as vitamin production was interrupted in late 2017
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Jan. 8 2018
For many years, organic milk has been the belle of the dairy case as consumers have flocked toward organic options
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Jan. 1 2018
Researchers have known for years that food is an important part of both physical and mental health