Oct. 25 2018
I quit buying the heavy-duty $300 bale rings because the skirts came off in one year. I started buying the $150 economy feeders without skirts
Oct. 15 2018
While not a devastating year for growing crops, it certainly was not ideal. Weather, milk prices, and export bureaucracy have left many feeling a bit underwhelmed
Sept. 17 2018
Cows are creatures of habit, and as such, they are prone to skipping meals if food is not available when they visit the bunk
Aug. 20 2018
On many farms, one of the least intensively managed groups on the farm is the pregnant heifers
June 18 2018
“Sometimes we focus on yield and not what’s important,” Oak Point Agronomics’s Ev Thomas said when discussing the feeding of brown midrib (BMR) corn silage
June 18 2018
New to this edition are sections on: robotic feeding, high digestibility forages, and feeding strategies for increased herd production
June 4 2018
Even in the northern U.S. climates, we are now well into forage harvesting season
April 30 2018
According to Ohio State’s Bill Weiss, error can sidetrack even the best of rations
April 23 2018
Not quite a year ago, the first dairy company said they would make the transition to selling dairy products that had been produced by cows that were fed feeds free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
March 19 2018
“Cows don’t need feed, they need nutrients,” shared Ohio State’s Bill Weiss at the recent Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin annual meeting
Jan. 15 2018
In the past month, news has come out that vitamin A and E shortages will ring in 2018 as vitamin production was interrupted in late 2017
Jan. 12 2018
Webinar attendees were treated to a unique presentation and a Hoard’s Dairyman first on Monday, January 8, when a dairy producer served as presenter. Tom Kestell, owner of Ever-Green-View had the...
Nov. 20 2017
Conventional thought for many years was that feeding supplemental fat and fresh cows don’t mix. Early studies showed supplemental fats often reduced feed intake in fresh cows
May 12 2017
Pinching pennies may be old hat to some, but for others changing the way we think can uncover some untapped income opportunities. Mike Hutjens presented “On-farm feed diagnostics”
May 11 2017
Cows are “talking” to us every day, but are we listening? This webinar will explore measurements that can improve profits, milk yield, feed digestion, health, and reproductive performance....
Dec. 16 2016
To make feeding wrapped round bales easier in the barn we made a round bale turntable. On a four-wheeled wagon, we mounted an old wheel hub with the rim bolted on and then welded a metal plate t
June 13 2016
Some feed efficiency factors are easy to overlook. DaireXnet article dove into a few of the feed efficiency factors that have an impact on farm economics, but are not always top of the mind the others...
May 9 2016
The feed center of a dairy farm can be equated to the kitchen of a popular restaurant operating anywhere from a few hours to all day. As it grows and changes, it will be judged on its ability to run smoothly...