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
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
April 8 2021
Prior to moving his cows to their new home, Alan Waybright made a few fairly modest changes to the facilities that paid back quickly. He shared his most beneficial modifications during a Center for Dairy...
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
March 4 2021
Before we made the actual purchase of our voluntary milking systems, we went and looked at many different farms that had them. We wanted to see the pros and cons and how the herds were managed
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