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.

ClassIII_ph
June 4 2020
Agriculture commodity prices have been all over the board as markets adjusted to a variety of factors brought on by COVID-19
blog_6-1-20
June 1 2020
I distinctly recall my fifth-grade teacher Mr. Z. He was a fun and interactive guy, and one of his favorite sayings was “until the cows come home.” He would tack it onto the end of any sentence...
Relief-strategies_ph3
June 1 2020
With last week’s initiation of sign up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), farmers now have some clarity on the various programs available to them and can begin to formulate their...
Dracula
May 28 2020
Can I get money from the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) if I’m already receiving payments from Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) or Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP)? That’s a question we’ve...
Cant-grow_ph2
May 25 2020
If it’s been on your mind to consider farm expansion during this tough financial time, there is one question dairy lenders say is essential to answer
Can-we-absorb_ph3
May 21 2020
Financial strategy for dairy farms during COVID-19 has looked a little bit like a roller coaster. While milk prices plummeted and then started to rebound, many farmers revisited their budgets
export-focus_ph
May 18 2020
When the dairy market is expanded to a global perspective, often the conversation shifts to our competitors and how to best them
dairy-powder_ph1
May 14 2020
Because of COVID-19, every facet of the dairy industry was dealt a heavy blow. Across the dairy case, every product sustained significant demand drops
Gilles-farmstead_ph5
May 11 2020
How long are you expecting to limit production because of co-op, processor, or personally instituted milk production restrictions? That was the question posed to our DairyLivestream audience on May 6,...
Gilles-youngstock_ph2
May 11 2020
The pile up of tight financial years since 2015 has caused many producers to take incredibly sharp pencils to their operating budgets
Dairy lost 1
May 7 2020
Based on rough calculations by the University of Wisconsin’s Mark Stephenson, it’s expected that the dairy industry will lose at least $10 billion because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that...
dairy-farm_ph2
May 4 2020
Water quality, having a plan for dry cow housing, and learning how to work with calves in group housing. Those are the top three lessons Randy Gross learned from real-life experiences during a 2016 dairy...
Helt-Dairy_ph5
April 20 2020
For dairy producers incorporating beef semen into their breeding programs, there are a lot of benefits
200416-ph3
April 16 2020
Although every dairy farmer would prefer to continue milk production and farm processes as they had planned earlier in the year, it appears milk production restrictions may be a reality through the rest...
200413-ph5
April 13 2020
Compromised quality feeds require thoughtful feeding
Kylecrest_ph5
April 8 2020
As farms across the country are faced with the reality of dumping milk and reducing production, some are looking to their rations to absorb the extra pounds of production
School food_ph4
April 8 2020
Not lost among the stress of 2020’s coronavirus response has been the country’s 30 million students. Many of them rely on at least one meal per day supplied by the school cafeterias
spreading_ph3
April 8 2020
For those processors and cooperatives requiring milk dumping due to canceled dairy product sales, land application is likely the only or best option for removal of excess milk
Oakridge
March 30 2020
The use of beef semen on the dairy herd provides added income when it comes to selling bull calves, but there’s so much more to like about incorporating beef semen into a breeding program and a lot...
Helt-Dairy_ph5
March 23 2020
With the value of Holstein bull calves at rock bottom the last several years, many farms are looking toward the use of beef semen