Nov. 11 2019
Although final year-end milk production and dairy farm numbers are not yet in, 2019 predictably is shaping up to virtually zero growth in milk production
Nov. 8 2019
Many of you come from small dairy farms like I did. For some, family members make up the entire labor force that must complete the daily work associated with dairy farming
Oct. 14 2019
What separates the most successful dairy farmers from their peers? As one might guess, there are several factors
Sept. 9 2019
From the peak of 9.438 million dairy cows in January 2018, the U.S. dairy cow inventory has declined by 128,000 head as of July 2019
July 29 2019
Some people go through life collecting all kinds of observations and opinions . . . just like keeping all those tattered receipts in your wallet instead of just keeping the receipts that are truly needed
May 20 2019
Fresh cows are the future of your herd. Their production will determine profitability over the next year
April 22 2019
Countless statistics help quantify the U.S. dairy sector. But if one map could most clearly depict the U.S. dairy industry, it’s this one, which compares each state’s milk production to its...
Feb. 25 2019
Making ends meet is a difficult task in today’s dairy market, but a focus on balancing outputs between high production and good components can go a long way in bolstering bottom lines
Feb. 25 2019
The rush to calve heifers young is likely costing dairy producers thousands of pounds of lifetime milk production, said a Utah nutritionist and consultant
Jan. 28 2019
High on the list of reasons for weak farm milk prices . . . and it’s easy to make a case it is number one . . . is too many cows
Dec. 11 2018
As the industry we love looks to head into yet another difficult year, it’s hard not to be frustrated
Nov. 15 2018
We all know the last few years have been tough on us as dairy farmers. Every dairy, in every region, is sure they have had the hardest time of anyone
Oct. 15 2018
If you milk cows for a living, no one needs to tell you that milk checks have been downright terrible
Oct. 8 2018
New USDA milk production costs tell a vastly different story down on the farm
Sept. 24 2018
We often hear about economies of scale in dairy. Just looking at the average cost of production per hundredweight (cwt.) by farm size is enough evidence for many
Sept. 19 2018
As consumers continue to drive the market based on fear and misinformation while manufacturers continue to bend to their will, the dairy industry will continue to see useful technology challenged and marketed...
Sept. 10 2018
Milk production growth continues despite the distressed economic signals experienced by dairy farmers across the country
July 9 2018
The world’s milk production could climb by 35 percent, predicted researchers associated with the IFCN Dairy Research Centre. South Asia, anchored by India and Pakistan, could lead the way, expanding...
June 25 2018
Constant improvement — better genetics, more pregnancies, less disease . . . the list is endless