Oct. 22 2021
Five factors of environmental enrichment can be used on a dairy to bring out cattle’s natural behavior and help them cope with stressors
Oct. 19 2021
Cows are herd animals and often don’t like to be separated by themselves, but at the same time, crowded cattle can’t reach their full potential
Oct. 18 2021
During the October Hoard’s Dairyman webinar, a listener asked if ventilation should be more of a priority in the stall beds or at the feedbunk
Oct. 15 2021
As dairy farmers, no matter how long we have been in this career, there are always mistakes we can learn from
Sept. 23 2021
Compared to our beloved dairy cows, I rarely give compliments to the other large animals — the equines — that our vet team commonly encounters in our daily travels
Sept. 15 2021
Sometimes looking at life from a different angle can totally change your perspective
Sept. 3 2021
While I was working on chores in our robot barn the other morning, I watched as the sun began to wake up, slowly transforming the sky from a star-speckled deep denim blue to a magnificent display
Sept. 3 2021
Negative images about animal care practices are a bane of the contemporary livestock industry. Undercover videos, out-of-context images, and outright manipulation of visuals are tools of anti-animal
Sept. 2 2021
Many different minds have come together to make our barn very unique, especially when it comes to cow comfort
Aug. 24 2021
This year’s Dane County Breakfast on the Farm treated visitors to a modern view of dairy farming
Aug. 20 2021
Farmers usually have to do a lot more than the average person to prepare for a vacation day away from the farm
Aug. 17 2021
Understanding how smoke affects cow health could be critical in the future of the fire-ravaged West
June 15 2021
Many common practices on dairy farms are subject to criticism by consumers and other stakeholders. During the webinar, von Keyserlingk will review approaches that have created concern in the past and discuss...
May 28 2021
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” We all know the question. The question can be greeted with inaudible rumblings, flustered body language, or a decisive answer
May 19 2021
I am not an easy person to work with, and I’ve never said or thought otherwise. When it comes to my cows, I am fierce
May 12 2021
In my current position as a veterinarian working for a dairy cooperative, I often get questions from the general public during farm tours or through social media and our consumer hotline
May 11 2021
It seems that agriculture has become the scapegoat for all the world’s problems
May 10 2021
Heat stress reduces intake and milk yield in lactating cows, and it is now clear that heat stress in the dry period dramatically affects the performance of cows in the subsequent lactation, too
April 21 2021
I didn’t grow up wanting to be a farmer. I resented being the farm kid. I couldn’t go to friend’s houses after school because there were calves to feed
Feb. 24 2021
Giving our best to our farm is what makes us a good farmer