Nov. 16 2020
Mike Hutjens, professor emeritus at the University of Illinois, and Mike Rankin, managing editor of Hay and Forage Grower, present “A feed and forage outlook for the year ahead.” Areas of drought, derecho...
Oct. 23 2020
The preweaning period is an especially important part of a calf’s life as it sets the animal up for success. What makes up the starter, how it is fed, and what is its impact should all be considered
Aug. 31 2020
Providing palatable milks with school lunches is only half the battle in developing dairy habits in children
Aug. 24 2020
Viewers took the opportunity on the August 19 episode of Hoard’s Dairyman DairyLivestream to ask registered dietician Yvonne Greer her viewpoint on alternative milk beverages
Aug. 20 2020
“If you don’t put milk on the lunch tray, you don’t get a federal reimbursement,” explained Andy Novakovic, Cornell University economist, of milk’s relationship with the nation’s...
Aug. 17 2020
Calves like consistency — consistency in what they are fed, when they are fed, and how they are fed. Similar to human babies, calves crave a regular schedule
Aug. 3 2020
Chromium is a relatively “new” mineral for dairy cows
July 9 2020
if 2020 had been a package received in the mail, we would like to “return to sender.”
June 1 2020
Alternative forages, such as cereals, warm-season grasses like sorghum, and mixed blends of annual grasses and legumes (sometimes dubbed cocktail mixes), continue to be a consideration for many dairies
May 25 2020
Proper mixing of dairy rations is one of the key jobs on a dairy farm operation. It is crucial to carefully manage this process
May 10 2020
Covid-19 has turned the dairy industry upside down, threatening the health of family and labor resources, milk prices, and available markets for milk
April 30 2020
While the world changes, dairy cattle diets are also evolving for many. Several dairies have considered, or are actively, feeding unpasteurized milk back to the herd to avoid wasting a nutritious product
April 27 2020
Dairy heifers have fluctuated in price over recent years, while young stock numbers have been near record highs relative to lactating cows
April 25 2020
The 2019 American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) Annual Meeting was held in Cincinnati, Ohio, in June. Over 1,800 attendees from more than 60 countries participated
April 20 2020
“If you can feed B vitamins at an economical price, do it!” encouraged Mike Hutjens. That was one of the messages viewers received as the University of Illinois nutrition icon
April 16 2020
An update on feed additives with a B vitamin focus The discussion included economic considerations, evaluation strategies, and transition cow benefits
April 13 2020
University of Illinois’ Mike Hutjens will present “An update on Feed Additives with a B Vitamin Focus” on Monday, April 13, at noon (Central time). The discussion will include economic considerations,...
April 10 2020
Researchers have demonstrated that controlling energy intake prepartum, specifically by targeting nutrient consumption to maintain a consistent body condition, may reduce the subsequent risk of ketosis
April 8 2020
As farms across the country are faced with the reality of dumping milk and reducing production, some are looking to their rations to absorb the extra pounds of production
March 25 2020
The cropping enterprise is an integral component to the success of the dairy enterprise and the whole farm in generating profit. Purchased feed costs are usually monitored regularly by producers