April 20 2023
Known for its expansive group of museums, one would hardly think of turning to the Smithsonian for a modern-day discussion on dairy. However, the American institution founded by James Smithson did just...
April 17 2023
Rather than adding more cows to their Rosenholm Dairy near Cochrane, Wis., John Rosenow was looking for a different challenge and a way to diversify the operation. During a conversation with some friends...
March 9 2023
Manure application is a great option for fertilizing crop fields, especially in this era of high commercial fertilizer prices. During the Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center’s Nutrient Management...
Oct. 20 2022
One of manure’s greatest challenges is its sheer volume; one dairy cow alone can produce 14 gallons or more of manure and urine each day
June 20 2022
Manure is typically a dairy cow by-product that is removed rather quickly, but before it is pushed down the alleyway or scraped into the gutter, a lot can be learned
March 1 2022
It seems that perhaps manure is the barometer of a dairy. When discussing weather, temperature gets most of the attention. The high and low temperatures are the key weather facts of a day
Dec. 30 2021
Beginning in February 2022, seven pieces of machinery at the Port of Los Angeles — including a crane, machines that offload containers, and trucks — will be powered by hydrogen
Sept. 13 2021
“Manure is a valuable commodity we want to be returning back to the field,” said Claudia Wagner-Riddle during her presentation at the North America Manure Expo
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
June 2 2021
When the phrase nutrient management is used in agriculture, thoughts often go directly to the farm fields where crops are grown
Jan. 4 2021
As the holidays approached, you likely heard the phrase, “It’s that time of year” relating to the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s celebrations
Aug. 31 2020
Nongrowing season is a critical period for managing phosphorus losses in runoff
March 23 2020
Jeff Endres of Endres Berryridge Farms started composting manure six years ago. Their composting system has gone from basic beginnings to the more advanced system it is today
May 10 2019
Continued low milk prices make cost control essential on dairy farms. Milk prices may improve in the second half of the year, but it’s going to be somewhat longer before they reach profitable levels
Jan. 28 2019
With each passing year, expectations continue to be placed on dairy producers across the country with a focal point being on-farm environmental practices
Nov. 19 2018
In most of the country, the fall season has been plagued with wet weather that pushed back harvest and fall planting
Sept. 17 2018
The arrival of fall brings many tasks to the farm. For dairies using a compost bedded pack barn, this time of the year also can be a good time to clean out the pack
Sept. 10 2018
Today’s dairy cows make a lot of milk. They also make a lot of manure. This means that manure storage and handling is a critical aspect for every dairy farm
Dec. 26 2017
Manure has tremendous value when used as a fertilizer source. Make the most of that value by knowing exactly what you are spreading