May 10 2021
In the 19 years prior to 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic, the monthly difference between Class III and Class IV prices had exceeded $5 per hundredweight (cwt.) on only six occasions
May 10 2021
Depooling…the dirty word blamed for last year’s painful negative Producer Price Differentials (PPDs) and wild price swings. Many ideas may exist for reform, but which might actually work?
May 10 2021
Despite all the challenges facing dairy last year, 2020 was a good year for U.S. dairy exports. And there’s reason for continued growth now and in the future
May 10 2021
For those of us on dairy farms, the thought of artificial insemination becoming illegal sounds like a dreadful story straight from the spooky plotlines of the “Twilight Zone.”
May 3 2021
Just as in human medicine, antibiotics can serve as a useful treatment tool when a dairy animal becomes sick
May 3 2021
On Tony Brubaker’s Pennsylvania dairy farm, they began dry matter intake tracking 15 years ago
May 3 2021
Corn for silage will be planted soon, if not already, and harvested during the summer
May 3 2021
Moving through the spring flush, dairy markets have climbed with a focus on the anticipation of widespread reopening of food service and the broader service sector
April 26 2021
The demand for dairy continues, but transportation remains rocky. That’s according to Phil Plourd, president of Blimling and Associates, in an April 14 webinar, “Bumpy Roads, Choppy Waters:...
April 26 2021
The season for harvesting small grain silage is fast approaching. In some parts of the U.S., small grain silage may already be fermenting in the storage structure
April 26 2021
The USDA launched the Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP) program in the fourth quarter of 2018
April 26 2021
The dairy supply chain was able to keep operating as best it could last spring thanks in no small part to the employees working at dairy processing plants
April 26 2021
While the pandemic and its effects are by no means behind the United States, recent vaccine availability and slipping COVID-19 infection rates have caused many parts of the country to walk back policies...
April 19 2021
Livestock feed prices are on the rise, and there’s no clear sign when that trend will reverse. These escalating costs may have dairy farmers reconsidering their current rations
April 19 2021
Did you know that May is American Cheese Month? The American Cheese Society designates May to recognize the quality and diversity of American cheeses while supporting and promoting great cheese, local...
April 19 2021
Every year before forage harvest begins, the questions come regarding quality or quantity of forage
April 19 2021
With warming weather and spring rains, more farms are able to let their animals out onto green pastures after a long winter
April 19 2021
Earth Day is coming up on April 22, and its theme this year is “Restore Our Earth” . . . a goal that few meet as effectively as U.S. dairy farmers
April 12 2021
The concept of a brisket locator emerged as freestall housing grew in popularity for dairy cows. The traditional “brisket board” was, quite literally, a wooden board placed near the front...
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