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Dec. 3 2020
“The industry, on the demand side, cannot be firing on all cylinders as long as food service continues to be impacted by the pandemic,” said Peter Vitaliano
Nov. 25 2020
Since bedding bacteria counts are associated with impaired udder health, there is enhanced emphasis on monitoring bedding hygiene and managing manure and bedding in barns
Nov. 25 2020
The fundamental question bouncing around the minds of many dairy operators throughout 2020 is probably the one posed in the title of this article
Nov. 25 2020
When lameness cases develop in a dairy herd, it can be difficult to get to the root of the problem
Nov. 25 2020
“Mandatory pooling would not change the fact that you had a negative PPD,” said Andy Novakovic, Cornell University economist, in unpacking the correlation between plant pooling and producer...
Nov. 19 2020
For the same reason that many dairy economists are unwilling to put too much stock in predicting future milk prices, 2020 has left the industry with another lesson just as applicable to federal order pricing:...
Nov. 19 2020
Dairy producers may cite a variety of different concerns and frustrations with the Federal Milk Marketing Order system, but the reality is that any one of the issues can’t be solved on its own
Nov. 19 2020
This year has been stressful for just about everyone, and children are no exception. In fact, children are especially vulnerable to the harmful effects of stress and anxiety due to their developing brains...
Nov. 19 2020
Do you have a fresh cow protocol for your dairy cows? What do you include in your fresh cow protocol? What are some barriers to implementing these protocols on your farm?
Nov. 12 2020
As the harvest season comes to an end, farms may find themselves with excess forage, the right amount of forage, or not enough forage to feed their herd in the year ahead
Nov. 12 2020
Conversations involving risk management and forward contracting often end up resulting in a discussion of “one time.”
Nov. 12 2020
To do the best job possible at growing heifers, farmers need to track growth, monitor body condition scores, and consider industry benchmarking
Nov. 12 2020
As with every business, there are two sides to determining a dairy’s profitability — expenses and income — and both are prone to volatility
Nov. 5 2020
“We really like the dairy business, so we want to stay in it.”
Nov. 5 2020
This 2020 corn crop appears to be bucking the past two crop years' repeated trends for many issues
Nov. 5 2020
The correct nutrients, at the right time, creates the right recipe for optimal growth. That’s the winning strategy to develop the rumen in dairy calves
Nov. 5 2020
For three decades, Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) ranked among the handful of politicians who truly understood agriculture in Washington, D.C.’s Capital Beltway
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