Jan. 10 2022
Is it an overstatement to say that the U.S. dairy industry is experiencing a “paradigm shift” in its approach to milk production? Probably
Dec. 23 2021
DMC is designed to bring about stability to farm finances for producers with a few hundred cows. Growth management programs seek to coordinate milk supply with demand. My concern is that, when combined,...
Nov. 24 2021
“We don’t have robot cows and nonrobot cows,” Cornell’s Paul Virkler said as way of introducing his comments during the November 17 Hoard’s Dairyman DairyLivestream. “Cows...
Nov. 24 2021
Milk is the number one crop harvested on a dairy farm. Just like how equipment settings can affect the soil of a field and the crop harvested from it, we know that how the milking procedure
Nov. 9 2021
Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Western Dairy Management Conference in Reno, Nev. Let me just say that it was amazing to be at an in-person conference
Nov. 1 2021
In the past three years, European Union (EU) milk production has generally been weaker than my models were expecting
Sept. 27 2021
There has been a sharp slowdown in milk production in both the U.S. and the European Union. Feed costs rose quickly, with nearby corn futures going from $3.40 per bushel in early September last year
May 17 2021
When added together across the globe, 99 percent of the world’s milk hails from 123 countries
April 15 2021
Many aspects of our dairy and ways of thinking have changed here at Hillcrest Farms since moving to a robotic milking system. The work is less physical and more mental
March 8 2021
The Lone Star State continued its meteoric flight path on milk production as its 360 dairy farms collectively produced nearly 1 billion pounds of new milk in back-to-back years
March 1 2021
Alright, I might live to regret the following article. U.S. milk production came in much lower than forecast for January
Feb. 25 2021
“We had 100,000 more cows year-over-year in December. That was the biggest year-over-year advance in some time,” shared Phil Plourd during USDA’s 97th Annual Agricultural Outlook Forum
Feb. 22 2021
It’s refreshing and optimistic to turn the calendar to a new year, but the ramifications of COVID-19 on dairy’s economic health are far from over
Feb. 8 2021
The dairy industry has always been dynamic. In the very early years of our country, we moved from farms supplying milk just outside the town limits to railroad shipments into the large cities by the 1800s
Feb. 1 2021
We started the pandemic thinking milk production would need to be cut somewhere between 3% to 10% to bring supply into alignment with the weaker demand
Jan. 21 2021
It’s January cold here in Georgia. No ice or snow, just that cuts-you-like-a-knife wind and rain
Jan. 12 2021
For most people, January is considered a fresh start. Belongings are often organized and purged to make room for the new, nutrition is top of mind after indulging in holiday treats, and many consider improving...
Jan. 4 2021
This article’s title seems appropriate when looking back at 2020. The numbers will show that 2020 was a record year for Idaho’s dairy industry, in both milk production and total milk receipts
Dec. 16 2020
I’m not going to lie to you: You haven’t been my favorite year. Just like every January, I had all the big expectations
Nov. 2 2020
Milkfat often gets the attention when talking about milk components, but a recent surge in the price of milk protein has given producers cause to look more closely at optimizing milk protein production