The author and her family own and operate a 130-cow dairy and crop 1,500 acres. She also is a former associate editor at Hoard’s Dairyman.

Aug. 9 2021
As consumer focus becomes ever more focused on sustainability, dairy is presented with the challenge of sharing all the hard work the industry has already done in this space
Aug. 5 2021
Consumer pressure for food systems transformation has been accelerating for two primary reasons according to the National Dairy Council’s (NDC) Greg Miller
July 29 2021
While the dairy industry has been engaged in improving environmental sustainability, projects aimed at this goal can be both costly and capital intensive
July 26 2021
Sustainability on the farm begins with understanding and recording what happens in the business and how those activities contribute to the operation’s carbon footprint
July 22 2021
The dairy industry has been making steps toward more environmentally sustainable production well before it was a buzzword among consumers and with food marketers
July 15 2021
For dairy farmers interested in genetic improvement, a common question is “What do you select for?” This question was also addressed during the July 7 Hoard’s Dairyman DairyLivestream
July 12 2021
The Net Merit Index was introduced to dairy producers in 1994 as a formula designed to help identify genetics that improve production, health, and livability
July 8 2021
The evolution of dairy genetics has included many turns along the way. One of the more notable pivots involves the introduction of Net Merit (NM$) in 1994
July 5 2021
The United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) that went into effect last year was the first multilateral trade agreement among the North American countries to explicitly address dairy trade
July 1 2021
Perhaps it’s not surprising to those who watched the evolution of dairy trade agreements between Canada and the United States
June 10 2021
Colorado Ballot Initiative 16 is one of the most ambitious ballot strategies pursued in the name of pushing animal agriculture into extinction
June 7 2021
From my standpoint, this is the most onerous initiative that has ever come to light. When it comes to livestock agriculture, it is going for the jugular
June 3 2021
If you take all of the livestock industry in Colorado from the farm to the consumer, we are about a $40 billion industry
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May 27 2021
Value-added dairy operations aren’t for the faint of heart, according to Mountain Fresh Creamery’s Jen Glover
May 24 2021
As markets and the dairy industry as a whole continues to change, many dairy producers have investigated value-added processing as an opportunity for their operations
May 20 2021
It’s a push that has occurred up and down the chain. It has been driven by national and international brands that have been on the search to find more global suppliers
May 13 2021
Since the genesis of Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) pricing, the balance between pricing in the various milk classes has caused discussion and at times even distress among dairy farmers
May 10 2021
In the 19 years prior to 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic, the monthly difference between Class III and Class IV prices had exceeded $5 per hundredweight (cwt.) on only six occasions
May 6 2021
Throughout the decades of milk pricing by Federal Milk Marketing Orders, dairy farmers, processors, and even consumers have questioned the importance of the orders
April 29 2021
In so many businesses, COVID-19 has caused a fundamental change in the way sales are done