Aug. 10 2020
“You can’t save your way into making money, you have to make milk,” said Gordie Jones on the August 5 Hoard’s Dairyman DairyLivestream
July 6 2020
Milk prices are high now, but they are not expected to last. What might a producer do to slow the financial impact of that fluctuation?
June 25 2020
What do you think is most responsible for current milk prices?• Reduced milk supply• Restaurant orders and filling up food pipelines• USDA Farmers to Families Food Box program
June 25 2020
This May’s milk production figures saw a 1.1% decline from May 2019 and were recognizably lower than April 2020. The cuts were made both in total production and production per cow
May 4 2020
How much has your dairy processing plant or co-op asked your dairy farm or your clients to cut back milk shipments?
May 4 2020
Discussion surrounding adjustments to on-farm milk production are ongoing as demand for dairy products continues to stumble due to the COVID-19 outbreak
April 13 2020
Nearly one month into the sweeping changes brought to the U.S. by the COVID-19 threat, the initial shock has worn off
March 16 2020
The world’s top milk production cow, Selz-Pralle Aftershock 3918, is just one of the 450 registered Holsteins at her central Wisconsin dairy
Feb. 24 2020
Dairy supply management is a topic that evokes a lot of emotion
Jan. 6 2020
It’s true — 74 farms — just 3.16% of all dairies in the Central Federal Milk Marketing Order — produced half of all the milk shipped within that order this past October
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