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
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
May 21 2018
While it still stands on top of “Milk Mountain,” California only accounted for 18.47 percent of the nation’s milk flow last year
May 14 2018
First Grassland shed 75 dairies in the Upper Midwest last year
May 7 2018
In just five years, Class I milk sales have slid from 35.5 percent to 30 percent. That’s according to Federal Milk Marketing Order data that compares 2012 to 2017
May 7 2018
Michigan now has the highest milk production per cow in the country, and the state has doubled its milk production since 2000
April 23 2018
USDA and the University of Missouri’s Food & Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) conduct baseline projections each year for a number of agricultural sectors
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)
April 19 2018
Caitlin and I have been writing our “Daddy and Daughter Dairy Together” blogs for Hoard’s for a while now
March 26 2018
Ordinarily we think that culling cows falls into two categories — involuntary and voluntary
March 12 2018
Extra milk production throughout the country again this spring means some milk cooperatives have introduced quotas for milk production
Feb. 12 2018
Falling cow numbers and easing milk production in California were one of the dairy industry’s big stories in 2017