Oct. 4 2021
“It will be a disaster!” That was my thought last month when I learned that my laboratory technician was moving to another state and, therefore, leaving the laboratory in September
Aug. 23 2021
Barns are built for cows, but unfortunately, sometimes birds move in, too. These feathered visitors can be a nuisance and so much more
Aug. 19 2021
As knowledge surrounding greenhouse gas emissions continues to grow, those in agriculture have identified manure digesters as part of the solution. This technology carries a two-fold benefit of reduci
Aug. 19 2021
During the August 18 Hoard’s Dairyman DairyLivestream, four panelists discussed how investing in a methane digester could benefit a dairy operation by generating renewable natural gas to sell
Aug. 9 2021
Dairy employees got the chance to bond with coworkers during the two-weekend Dairy Soccer Cup
April 12 2021
Over the past two months, a number of consultants asked why some of their Holstein herds’ milkfat and protein concentrations are well above historic levels
March 18 2021
I saw a Facebook post the other day from an old college friend that said if you don’t believe that there is still sexism in 2021, then feel free to walk with her into a variety of presumably male-dominated...
March 5 2021
Much like a pop quiz, regular state and federal inspections keep dairy farmers on their toes
Feb. 24 2021
Giving our best to our farm is what makes us a good farmer
Feb. 22 2021
Our farm has been able to keep running despite the nasty winter weather that’s hit this month
July 30 2020
Stressful seasons on the farm can and do cause conflict, drama, and finger-pointing amongst employees and owners
May 26 2020
What can small dairy farms learn from fellow small businesses outside of agriculture?
May 10 2020
Covid-19 has turned the dairy industry upside down, threatening the health of family and labor resources, milk prices, and available markets for milk
March 16 2020
The world record milk cow: she’s just one of the herdPresented by Scott Pralle and Pam Selz-Pralle, Wisconsin dairy producersThe webinar is sponsored by Trioliet.Selz-Pralle Dairy’s goal is...
Nov. 15 2019
By the mid-1990s, Wisconsin dairy producers started moving toward modernization and expansion. In the process, many longtime farmers shifted away from milking cows themselves
Sept. 16 2019
Overcrowding a barn can have negative impacts on milk production and animal health; Penn State Extension’s John Tyson pointed to several factors that could restrict the number of animals a barn can...
Aug. 2 2019
Dairymen and women know there’s always room for improvement on the farm. That concept of constantly improving is a key at Maddox Dairy in Riverdale, Calif., where consistency is the focus
July 15 2019
Eighteen years after Canada became the first country in the world to make radio frequency identification or RFID tags mandatory for cattle identification, it appears the U.S. will finally follow suit as...
July 8 2019
In conversations revolving around welfare, a common topic is pasture allowance. Particularly among consumers, there is great interest to the merits of permanent pasture housing versus permanent enclosure...