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
July 12 2021
Scientists from Bjørknes University College in Oslo, Norway, have joined a growing group of nutrition experts in challenging the long-standing notion that saturated fats promote heart disease
July 12 2021
Research by the USDA Agricultural Research Service at its station in Idaho found higher crop yields where livestock manure had previously been applied
July 9 2021
Negative producer price differentials (PPDs) have inspired a lot of conversations about Federal Milk Marketing Orders, including reviving concerns or questions about some things that have been lingeri
June 15 2021
The U.S. doesn’t export a lot of cheese, relative to other products,” said John Lucey, the director for the Center for Dairy Research (CDR). “For instance, more than 50% of milk powders...
June 10 2021
Krysta Harden’s work ethic matches that of any U.S. dairy farmer. As a daughter of multigeneration Georgia peanut farmers, Harden knows the value of a full day’s work on the family farm
June 10 2021
When purchasing a new truck, you recognize that different trim levels, accessories, and engine displacements are factors that contribute to the vehicle’s value
June 10 2021
Starting in August 2021, dairy producers will have at their disposal an enhanced Lifetime Net Merit (NM$) index, the selection tool designed to maximize cows’ lifetime profitability
June 10 2021
If there’s one thing that’s become totally apparent to me in the three years since I stepped away from hands-on farm management, it’s that the same problems and challenges happen on almost...
June 10 2021
In my previous column, “Keep an eye on the five major farm risks,” in the April 25, 2021, issue, I introduced the “five categories of risk” that farmers face
June 10 2021
Dairy farmers are facing higher corn and soybean meal prices in 2021. Corn has moved from $3 a bushel to over $6 a bushel while soybean meal is up $100 a ton
June 10 2021
A majority of producers in the most recent National Animal Health Inspection Service (NAHMS) survey indicated that they provide heifer calves with 2 quarts or more of colostrum after the initial feeding
May 7 2021
The author is the founder of DNMCmilk, which works with dairy producers and heifer growers in multiple Western states.Steve MartinThe most successful feed rations are usually ones that are not changed
May 7 2021
As one of the most influential scientists of his generation, Peter Van Soest forever changed fiber analysis and the way we feed our cows. This Washington State dairy farm boy from humble immigra
May 7 2021
A gifted athlete, Sara Haag played soccer, T-ball, field hockey, track, and basketball. She was a skilled player and a dedicated teammate who has loved playing sports since she was 4 years old
May 7 2021
Of course, cows do not talk to us in the literal sense. Instead, your herd figuratively speaks to you and your advisers through production trends and other quantifiable herd tendencies
May 7 2021
Abraham Lincoln once said, “Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want later.”This sums up what we do every day on our dairy farms
April 14 2021
Not that long ago, high genetic merit bulls with evaluations based on milking daughters topped the A.I. sale charts. Then came sexed semen and genomic testing. Flush with high-end replacements, that d