March 29 2024
As a full-time dairy farmer, it remains an important way for me to get inspired, learn new tools and skills, and meet others who are working toward similar goals
March 15 2024
For the third year, the Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference hosted an on-farm fall field day to provide another opportunity for the dairy industry to come together and exchange ideas
March 7 2024
Farmers are well aware of the challenges that come with various strains of salmonella, but handling an outbreak of sick animals can still be difficult. What can be done when Salmonella Dublin (S. Dublin)...
Jan. 2 2024
As we enter a new year, remember that goals are part of a business plan
Dec. 18 2023
Whether leading a fully staffed farm or a family of five, overseeing an operation means being responsible for production and efficiency on a day-to-day basis
Dec. 15 2023
CEO of the living assets” is how Siebren Jacobi describes the position of a herd manager
Nov. 15 2023
In contemporary dairy production, customizing feeding groups based on cows’ physiological state is standard practice to meet specific nutrient requirements and enhance health, productivity, and well-being
April 4 2023
We tend to assume that in automated milking systems (AMS), cows spend little to no time waiting to be milked compared to cows that stand in a holding area, waiting to be milked in the parlor
Feb. 23 2023
The benefits of adequate resting time include less stress, more milk production, less lameness, and greater longevity
Aug. 29 2022
It is not uncommon for farms to house more dairy cows in a pen than there are stalls. Overcrowding is a way to dilute a farm’s fixed assets — but do the benefits outweigh the costs?
March 31 2022
A first lactation heifer’s initial experience in a voluntary milking system or robot is so important to the cow and the farmer
March 30 2022
No matter how convicted one feels about their product, there is always a substitute. The one thing that is hard to replace, however, is the relationship with the team behind the product
March 14 2022
The details add up to high production was presented by: Dairy farmer Alex Neuenschwander and his veterinarian, Mark Hardesty of the Maria Stein Animal Clinic
Feb. 17 2022
Most every dairy has a list of projects they’d like to complete “someday,” if there were only enough time and money. What would you add to your dairy if you were not limited by a budget?
Feb. 3 2022
Working with cows, heifers, and calves each day is a highlight of the job for many dairy farmers. What’s not as enjoyable is dealing with the other animals that may show up on a farm, like birds,...
Oct. 14 2021
An update on cooling and ventilation for dairy cattlepresented by Nigel Cook, MRCVS, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary MedicineSponsored by Tunnel PlusNigel Cook, MRCVS, Univer
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
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. 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