Sept. 4 2023
Milk prices are finally on the rise, and some of that is thanks to what’s going on in beef markets. The USDA Cattle report that is released in January and July each year provides a snapshot of...
July 18 2023
I have often felt there was an invisible wall between the beef and dairy industries, preventing them from communicating or learning from each other
July 6 2023
Pork features were twice as frequent on restaurant menus while beef entrees took second billing due to sky-high prices this July 4th weekend
June 19 2023
I have had the unique privilege of being able to raise and show both beef and dairy cattle
June 15 2023
Two mainstay farm animals have far different value propositions these days
April 6 2023
A record 9 million units of beef semen were sold to U.S. dairy farmers and cattle ranchers last year. This is an impressive number considering that sales stood at what was at that time a record 2.5 million...
March 30 2023
Recent USDA estimates show a decline in net farm income in the year ahead for most producers, but there is one bright spot. It’s not milk, but it is another commodity that can have an impact on a...
March 13 2023
Beef semen sales have soared over the past decade, in large part due to the growing use of beef sires in dairy animals
Feb. 3 2023
As dairy producers, we are also beef producers, since culled dairy cattle are one piece of the livestock and meat sector
Oct. 6 2022
Dairy producers recognize the valuable role colostrum plays in raising calves. That first meal is truly instrumental in setting animals up for success
May 2 2022
Watching input costs from nearly every angle rise, the dairy industry is getting the boost it needs from Class III and IV milk prices either near and exceeding record highs
March 30 2022
The triple play of sexed semen, genomic tests, and beef semen on dairy cows is earning all-star honors as a replacement management strategy on many of our dairy farms
March 10 2022
A record 8.7 million units of beef semen was sold to U.S. dairy farmers and cattle ranchers last year. That was up 21% over the previous year’s 7.2 million units
June 22 2021
Students across the state tested their culinary skills by crafting and submitting original recipes as part of the Beef Chopped Challenge hosted by the Wisconsin Restaurant Association Education
May 17 2021
“Beef production from Holstein steers has been a natural by-product or co-product of milk production,” said University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Dan Schaefer during the May Hoard’s...
May 11 2021
Capturing full value for Holstein and crossbred steerspresented by Dan Schaefer, University of Wisconsin-Madisonsponsored by Neogen
May 6 2021
Holstein steers have become a solid contributor to the nation’s beef supply
April 14 2021
Not that long ago, high genetic merit bulls with evaluations based on milking daughters topped the A.I. sale charts. Then came sexed semen and genomic testing. Flush with high-end replacements, that d
March 29 2021
“Dairy farmers don’t consider themselves beef producers, but they should,” said Aerica Bjurstrom, a University of Wisconsin Division of Extension agriculture agent, said during a “Badger...
Aug. 27 2020
The dairy industry was in turmoil this spring with dumped milk and bottomed-out prices. Dairy farmers’ second source of revenue — the beef market — wasn’t doing much better