June 8 2022
i do not remember a time when I did not identify myself as a farm girl. Even when I was a young child, the farm was my security
June 8 2022
in a not so far-off future, the most profitable dairies in the country may not be milking for money. Dairy farms will be milking cows for credit
June 8 2022
The author is a professor emeritus at University of Illinois, Urbana.Questions are arriving from around the globe, inquiring about strategies to reduce feed costs given $7 to $8 per bushel corn and so
June 8 2022
Fertilizer is once again experiencing a seismic market disturbance. Instead of supply chains being disrupted by a worldwide pandemic, however, a significant portion of fertilizer’s woes can now...
May 10 2022
We are experiencing one of the more unique business climates in modern American history. With price inflation running at a generational high, interest rates will begin climbing
May 10 2022
Farmers make many critical decisions prior to, during, and after harvesting forages. These decisions directly impact how well forage will ferment and be preserved for future feedout
May 10 2022
Do I need to worry about bird flu infecting my cattle?Wisconsin – H.C.I am hoping that by the time this column is in print, the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak
May 10 2022
There are three factors that determine how large of a jump in genetic progress we can make from one generation to the next. We need reliable predicted transmitting ability (PTA)
May 10 2022
I don’t ever remember a time when food security, fuel security, and farm security were more critical. The way we see this playing out presently is not pretty
May 10 2022
Most dairy farms today collect data by which they attempt to make informed decisions about how to manage their herds
May 10 2022
The Federal Reserve has finally come to the conclusion that inflation is real, it’s here to stay, and it’s not as transitory as previously thought
April 18 2022
With tight labor markets and constantly improving technology, there has been an exponential adoption of automated milking systems (AMS) throughout North America
April 18 2022
Recently, I attended a herd health talk in which the presenter described a disease as the “silent thief,” and it struck me that, in my experience, Prototheca mastitis could be viewed analogously
April 18 2022
Dairy farming has always been a capital-intensive business. There are a lot of fixed investments required to run a dairy farm as detailed in my March 2022 column
April 18 2022
If you live on a dairy farm, the odds are high that you live near a small town. There are different definitions of what designates a small town versus a medium town or large town
April 18 2022
More and more I get questions about the proper chop length for silages and what is a desirable particle distribution for a total mixed ration (TMR) when using the Penn State Particle Separator
April 18 2022
During unprecedented times like our society has been through the past two-plus years, the week-to-week swings may seem daunting
April 18 2022
Negative producer price differentials (PPDs) exploded onto the scene in June 2020 and sent shock waves throughout our dairy farming community
April 18 2022
The author is the managing editor of Hoard’s Dairyman.In developing a partnership with stores such as LuLu hypermarkets, USDEC has staff working in concert with stores to ensure proper product placement....
April 18 2022
After being vaccinated, have you ever felt feverish and tired? Have you sprained your ankle and experienced swelling, or was your ankle even warm to the touch?