Sept. 17 2021
After waiting 20 years for the final release, the updated and new Dairy NRC was featured at the American Dairy Science Association’s 40th Discover Conference
Sept. 17 2021
friend recently told me, “Never decide today what you can decide tomorrow with more information.” There is a lot of truth in that statement when I think about the mountain of decisions Duane
Sept. 2 2021
Rather than hauling newborn calves on my cold truck bed, I built this calf cart. I made a metal cradle that a tote fit into. I added some wheels and a hitch and made a sliding door on the back
Sept. 2 2021
Whether exercising, practicing your sport, or sighting in your rifle, repetition equates to power. We know this based upon experience. In exercising, repetitions build strength over time
Sept. 2 2021
It’s no secret cannibals are lurking in your cornfields, looking to rob you of the silage tonnage and quality you expect from the crop
Sept. 2 2021
An evening vet call came in that a high value bull calf was down. I wasn’t far away from the calf grower, so I soon pulled in to find Becky running subcutaneous (SQ) lactated ringers (LRS)
Sept. 2 2021
Marilyn Hershey Many times when I am talking to strangers about what we do, I receive comments back about their grandfathers’ farms. This recently happened when I struck up a conversation with
Sept. 2 2021
Feed efficiency has become a common measurement reported in research journals. Not only is it an economic measure on dairy farms, but it has become part of our genetic base in selecting bull semen
Sept. 2 2021
When shoppers at 16 Costco stores in South Korea are offered samples of U.S. cheeses in the coming months, they won’t merely experience a delectable dairy product
Sept. 2 2021
As the year of the global pandemic, 2020 forced people and companies to slow down and take a break from normal operations
Aug. 20 2021
we recently observed Veterinary Appreciation Day. This day just happened to fall a day before we laid to rest the first and finest veterinarian that served our farm
Aug. 19 2021
dairy enterprise efficiency is vital. We all know that. “Feed efficiency” is often calculated as the pounds of 3.5% fat-corrected milk produced per pound of dry matter consumed
Aug. 15 2021
Corn must be ensiled at the proper moisture for optimum fermentation. However, determining whole plant moisture can be problematic
Aug. 15 2021
When it comes to caring for our animals, dairy farmers overwhelmingly believe in the science backing up vaccinations
Aug. 15 2021
The newest of the nation’s six major dairy research centers is the California Dairy Innovation Center (CDIC)
Aug. 15 2021
Dirty data clouds our ability to see what’s going on and can contribute toward efficiency challenges
Aug. 15 2021
In my April 25, 2021, column titled, “Keep an eye on the five major farm risks,” I introduced the “Five categories of risk” that farmers face
July 19 2021
Duane and I have been registering our cattle with the Holstein Association USA for as long as we have been raising animals. We have always seen tremendous value in this protocol
July 12 2021
Krysta Harden begins her tenure with the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) at a time when U.S. dairy exports have been experiencing growth
July 12 2021
Allow me to introduce you to the Wisconsin Udder Tuggers. Their commitment to celebrating June Dairy Month has connected thousands of people to the dairy industry