Aug. 19 2019
Many dairy farms have made great strides in reproduction. Looking through data from the Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC), a 20 percent pregnancy rate would have been considered elite just a decade...
Jan. 8 2018
For many years, organic milk has been the belle of the dairy case as consumers have flocked toward organic options
Nov. 15 2017
A fundamental rule in business is that “The customer is always right.” If customers’ needs are not being met, they will look elsewhere for goods or services
Oct. 30 2017
When it comes to organic food sales, dairy is big business. That’s based on looking directly at organic sales from farms — before products reach processors
Oct. 30 2017
Understanding consumer demands and meeting them remain a challenge
July 24 2017
Year after year of growing sales show that organic food is not a disappearing market. The American organic industry topped $43 billion in 2016, surpassing the $40 billion mark for the first time
May 15 2017
Just two years ago, U.S. farmers couldn’t keep up with consumer demand for organic milk. Now, production has outpaced the need
April 3 2017
Since the standardization of organics at the turn of the century, agriculture has struggled to define the differences between conventional and organic operations without using the term better
March 6 2017
America’s growing appetite for organic food has led to a rush of organic grain from overseas. As reported in the Wall Street Journal, sales of USDA-certified organic food jumped 10 percent last...
Feb. 13 2017
“One of the biggest changes in our industry in the past decade is fostering the connection our customers have with their food source,” said Nature Way’s Dairy’s Jamie Kulesa
Feb. 6 2017
“Organic meetings, conventions, seminars, pasture walks, books, magazines, newspapers, and other organic farmers are all valuable resources for us,” shared dairyman Dan Flood
Jan. 30 2017
“We have found if we keep cows clean, dry, and comfortable, they do very well,” explained Hidden Valley Organic Dairy’s Perry Van Tassell
Jan. 23 2017
Making the switch to organic production requires a focus on records.
Jan. 16 2017
When I called central Pennsylvania, dairyman Sam Kauffman requesting a tour, his response was the same as many dairy producers. “I guess you can come, but there’s not much to see.”
Jan. 10 2017
Iowa’s Millionaire Model Dairy Farms (MMDF) prove that financial success can be attained that can set dairy producers on a path to become “millionaires” by managing a variety of dairy...
Sept. 26 2016
Substantial reductions in conventional milk prices and shrinking profit margins have raised dairy farmer interest in converting to organic dairy production.Research has shown that the organic system can...
Sept. 19 2016
Combining the intricacies of dairy cow health care with the welfare protocols of the USDA organic program, author and veterinarian Paul Biagiotti details vital information for managing organic dairy animals
May 9 2016
New rules could eventually affect organic dairy farms. However, most regulations proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture will impact other livestock species far greater. For dairy and hog farms,...
May 9 2016
The newest book from the Hoard's Dairyman bookstore sheds light on prevention, management, and treatment options for limiting antibiotic use. Antibiotics have been an important part of dairy animal welfare...
Sept. 28 2015
Organic food sales are on the rise, and in terms of individual commodities, organic milk is leading the pack