Dec. 11 2023
Animal agriculture has become an easy scapegoat for people concerned about the warming global climate
Dec. 6 2023
Leaders from almost 200 countries around the world are currently gathering in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for the United Nations’ (UN) 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) climate change conference
June 12 2023
While data points indicate that the climate is changing, we don’t know exactly what that means for agricultural production
Dec. 14 2021
Sarah Morrison, a research scientist at the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute, presented, “Caring for calves in cold weather.”
Oct. 11 2021
It’s well-known within dairy and all of agriculture that producers are proactive leaders in land and water stewardship
May 31 2018
School is finished, it’s getting hot and humid outside, and summertime fun time is here in Georgia . . . well, almost
Feb. 19 2018
Strictly speaking, everything in the February 12, 2018, Hoard’s Dairyman Intel item, “Reader Response: It’s not climate change,” is true
Feb. 12 2018
Just because some record lows are happening in Wisconsin, as noted in the Hoard’s Dairyman Intel article “The change in climate is undeniable,” doesn’t mean climate change is real
Feb. 5 2018
Do you believe in climate change? Many people say they don’t, but Chris Kucharik, a professor in the department of agronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has data that shows otherwise
Dec. 6 2016
Winter is here in Minnesota and that means I’ve been digging winter clothes out of storage . . . snow pants for the kids and calf coats for the calves. But I left my long underwear in storage
May 25 2014
Climate prediction models can help farmers plan ahead and work to reduce the potential impacts a changing environment will have on the dairy industry
Feb. 10 2014
If your bulk tank took a hit during the frigid weather, you were not alone. University of Illinois' Mike Hutjens conducted an informal survey of dairy producers at meetings in Illinois and Minnesota during...
May 25 2013
Mastitis control during hot summer months is important to the health of mammary glands and milk quality. In northern Europe, "summer mastitis" occurring during July, August and September is associated...
Feb. 19 2013
The weather changes every day, there's no way around it. But is it a trend? Factors outside meteorologists, hurricanes and snowstorms can be offered as proof. I'm giving up on "climate consistency." That's...
Nov. 15 2011
Cold weather impedes calf growth Supplementing extra energy or encouraging starter intake keeps calves growing. Calves that don't grow well in cold temperatures produce less milk as cows
Jan. 10 2011
Each winter, we start to receive this call, "Hey Doc, I have 10- to 14-day-old calves that are dying and nothing I treat them with works." When we visit the farm, we see thin, weak calves that are scouring,...