Sept. 30 2022
When it comes to milk quality, there are details I can see now that I couldn’t before we had our voluntary milking system
Sept. 16 2022
Milking in both our parlor and with the robots provided some benefits, but certain costs recently led us back to milking exclusively with one system
Sept. 6 2022
Being in sales can have a bad reputation, but I appreciate it as a chance to solve problems and provide value for customers
Aug. 29 2022
I don’t envy USDA statisticians. The U.S. produces billions of pounds of milk a month from over 9 million cows, and we expect the USDA to be able to tell us how much it is changing
Aug. 22 2022
If a dairy farm is a car running on the gasoline that is money, a growing heifer is a racecar driver with its foot to the pedal, using that gas up fast and furiously
Aug. 15 2022
The 140,000 head reduction in dairy cow numbers from May 2021 to January 2022 has rightly been cited as a major reason for weak milk production growth in recent months
July 25 2022
Lancaster County in Pennsylvania continues to be the lone county east of the Mississippi River that helps produce 25% of the nation’s milk
July 12 2022
Overseeing dairy manufacturing keeps my days variable and full
July 11 2022
This month marks a full year of declining U.S. milk production growth. Beginning last June . . . within the space of four months . . . production growth downshifted from 4.6% annual growth to nearly 1
July 8 2022
The real estate industry has a well known and accepted saying: Location, location, location. It means the value of a property depends on where it is located, and the price of comparable properties in
March 28 2022
The herd at Neu-Hope Dairy near Bluffton, Ind., averages 94 pounds of milk per cow per day
March 28 2022
U.S. milk production came in right at forecast for February, down 1% from last year. We’re often asked to interpret these reports as bullish or bearish, and this one is a tough call
March 24 2022
“Where does high production fit into our world, a world that requires sustainability for us to be able to keep going, to support what’s true, legal, and/or valid?”
March 14 2022
“WILL WE STILL BE FARMING ON MARCH 16?”That’s the question Peggy Holoubek Hainy asked late Friday evening in a message she started writing in all capital letters
March 14 2022
The question of where future milk production growth in the U.S. will occur has been frequently discussed over the years
March 7 2022
Ask someone about how farm milk is marketed, and you’ll probably hear something about cooperatives and Federal Milk Marketing Orders
March 7 2022
The 2021 milk production data is out. It tells a story of two dairy worlds.With more cows and more milk per cow, U.S. milk production climbed by 1.3% to reach a record 226.3 billion pounds in 2021
March 3 2022
It’s a piece of the milk price cycle we have become accustomed to. When milk prices go up, milk production follows
Feb. 28 2022
The Badger State’s dairy farmers posted three new records this past year — most new milk in the nation, the state’s highest-ever total milk production, and a new watermark for milk per...
Feb. 28 2022
Embedded in the Class III and Class IV milk price formulas is the “make allowance.” It’s supposed to cover the cost of processing milk into bulk dairy products