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.
July 30 2018
There are not so many clean cooks in the kitchen these days according to a new study from USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service
July 23 2018
In a mid-March omnibus bill, the Dairy Pride Act was passed through Congress instructing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action in restricting the use of the word “milk” on labeling...
July 16 2018
A new word, nutrichondriac, has evolved to define the group of individuals who have a “preoccupation with negative details of one’s diet and a propensity to self-diagnose food intolerances...
July 15 2018
With a water bottle in hand and branded shirt, boots, and sunglasses on, Michael Azevedo is out the door to greet the sunshine of the Central Valley of California
July 9 2018
One of the most important jobs on the farm is formulating and feeding rations that optimize cows’ genetic potential to produce milk without breaking the bank
July 2 2018
On many farms, it’s well understood that the calf’s first meal is of vital importance
June 18 2018
“Sometimes we focus on yield and not what’s important,” Oak Point Agronomics’s Ev Thomas said when discussing the feeding of brown midrib (BMR) corn silage
June 11 2018
Each year, the Hoard’s Dairyman and Hay & Forage Grower editorial staffs dedicate three or four days to a team wide photo trip
June 4 2018
Even in the northern U.S. climates, we are now well into forage harvesting season
May 28 2018
Variation of milk throughout the year has more do to with seasonal differences than heat stress, explained Penn State’s Kevin Harvatine at the Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference
May 21 2018
After planting, the best strategy to promote a good stand of alfalfa is weed control
May 14 2018
A logical conclusion drawn by some dairy producers is that cows that produce large amounts of milk early in lactation don’t breed back as well
May 7 2018
In order to get on their feet and get back into reproductive form, research has shown that a good fresh period is essential for cows
April 30 2018
According to Ohio State’s Bill Weiss, error can sidetrack even the best of rations
April 23 2018
Not quite a year ago, the first dairy company said they would make the transition to selling dairy products that had been produced by cows that were fed feeds free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
April 16 2018
The raised without antibiotics (RWA) program has gained steam in consumer circles
April 16 2018
An area of milk quality that is at times overlooked is emptied milk tankers that haven’t been cleaned
April 9 2018
Grouping strategies have a huge impact on cows’ lactations and lifetime production
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
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