Oct. 25 2018
Each and every replacement heifer and the resulting cull cow come with a cost. Net herd replacement cost (NHRC) is one way to calculate the value of animals leaving your herd
Sept. 7 2018
Have you heard of the four-legged milk stool? A popular analogy among author Gary Sipiorki’s talks and Money Matters column articles, he makes the argument that financial awareness is as critical...
July 23 2018
Three headlines sum up which industry is seeing early casualties in the just-launched trade war between the U.S. and its biggest customers
July 19 2018
Growing up in the 1980s on my family's dairy farm in central Oregon, I really was unaware of the farm crisis
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
When consumers spent $1 on dairy products in 2017, dairy farmers received 30 cents of that dollar
March 6 2018
Across the country America’s dairy farmers are sitting down to kitchen tables and making tough choices
March 5 2018
To emphasize the importance of a healthy dairy sector to the overall U.S. economy, the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) commissioned an economic research firm to quantify that impact
Feb. 27 2018
A couple years ago, after we realized that the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) wasn’t going to offer us any meaningful protection, we created our own self-funded insura
Feb. 19 2018
Dairy isn’t the only agricultural commodity facing a downturn in pay prices. In its latest forecast, USDA projects that farm income will be $59.5 billion nationally in 2018
Jan. 17 2018
Even when offered really good professional advice, one should consider how that advice fits into the farm’s goals
Jan. 10 2018
Peter Vitaliano Much of the talk about the economic outlook for the nation’s dairy farmers in 2018 has been rather downbeat lately
Nov. 6 2017
Dairy replacement prices fell 24 percent, or $510 in the last four years
Oct. 30 2017
We frequently receive the question — do dairy farmers receive adequate returns on investment from state, regional, and national dairy promotion activities? Yes. That’s the short answer
Oct. 30 2017
Previously, a financial analysis system call “DuPont” was introduced that assesses profitability through three primary levers
Oct. 9 2017
Although feed costs have come down from the record levels that resulted from the 2012 drought, they remain well above levels prior to 2012
Oct. 9 2017
During his World Dairy Expo seminar in Madison, Wis., Arthur Moessner, Vice President and Dairy Team Lead for American AgCredit, compared lending to marriage.
Oct. 2 2017
Risk management in the beverage milk sector has always been challenging and, quite frankly, ineffective. The reasons are threefold
Aug. 28 2017
Whether you are farming 250 acres or cropping 1,000-plus acres, production costs ranged by a mere 10 cents per bushel for those crop farms throughout the Heartland
Aug. 25 2017
With no family farm to call home, Adam Borchert of Tree-Hayven Holsteins started his future in the dairy industry by renting a farm in Auburndale, Wis., in 1998