April 22 2019
What do you get when you combine a passion for the dairy industry, a drive to educate consumers, a love for sports . . . and a crown?
April 12 2019
There is something about working together on a farm that helps families get along, work through differences, and respect each other at the end of the day, even when life goes a little sideways
April 12 2019
There is a fight underway in the biggest U.S. dairy state — one that is pitting family members against each other, breaking friendships, and is likely to leave deep scars
April 12 2019
It’s safe to say that “Master of the Cognates” is the greatest name given to a heavy metal band
April 10 2019
Harvard is at it again. Decades ago, elite professors lined up to endorse Ancel Keys’ fabricated notions involving the diet-heart hypothesis and lipid hypothesis. One claimed cholesterol consumption
April 3 2019
The dairy industry continues to evolve and so does its potential talent pool of employees
April 3 2019
As a mother to three children, I give advice pretty regularly. And lately, the dialogue has been talking about future careers
April 3 2019
Three friends — Garrett Eiholzer, Austin Copenhaver, and Clayton Wood — met each other through the dairy fellows program at Cornell University
April 3 2019
Lameness is one of the most expensive diseases a dairy cow can get. But, have you ever thought about the cost of lameness being different for different cows?
March 20 2019
Light at the end of the tunnel.” “This too shall pass.” “Keep your head up.” “Hang in there.” These are common phrases in the current dairy climate
March 20 2019
Imagine being told you can’t sell your milk, you can’t market your cows, and the water on your land is contaminated with a slowly degrading man-made chemical
March 20 2019
A few months ago, something caught my eye. One of our older cows calved with a nice heifer calf, and a day or so later, the cow’s daughter calved as a first-calf heifer
March 20 2019
Pasteurization has been shown to limit these food-related risks; pasteurized milk has fewer harmful bacteria such as Listeria, salmonella, E. coli, and Campylobacter, and parasites such as Cryptosporidium....
March 10 2019
The name Schoene Kuh Dairy is more than just a breeder prefix for young farmer Staci Sexton. Irish Ridge was established in 1858 before Minnesota became a state. Since 2013, Sexton has been building her...
March 10 2019
My father would have turned 79 years old at the end of last month. He is missed daily. Those that knew him, knew his laughter and his big smile
March 10 2019
It’s not only the financial statements of many dairies that seem to be on life support this winter and in need of intervention
March 10 2019
Of all the challenges we face with managing employees, one of the largest has to be the simple fact that a large portion of them have a limited ability to speak English
Feb. 25 2019
Genomic evaluations were first released to dairy producers a decade ago. The genomic revolution has changed a lot when it comes to dairy selection programs
Feb. 21 2019
The business of milking cows has certainly consolidated. Just because there are fewer dairy farms does not mean that there is not room for young people who want to milk cows as a career
Feb. 21 2019
The dramatic climb in the use of winter grains for very high-quality forage, which also protects the environment in a sustainable manner, has opened a new forage rotation window of opportunity