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Jan. 29 2016
John Newton, Chief Economist, National Milk Producers Federation http://hoards.wehaaserver.com/images/1_rss.5735.png' style='border: none' /> USDA's Farm Service Agency recently released the Results of...
Jan. 25 2016
by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor In less than the course of a week, two semi loads of cheese were stolen from storage facilities in what authorities believe are unrelated events located about 190 miles...
Jan. 22 2016
by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor Not since the end of the USDA's Whole Herd Buyout Program has dairy cow culling surpassed that of their beef cow cousins. However, that is exactly what happened in 2015...
Jan. 22 2016
by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor "On one side of the tale, East Coast and Michigan markets were dumping milk last year because of excess production and limited plant capacity," said Mark Stephenson at...
Jan. 22 2016
by Maggie Seiler, Associate Editor Sometimes we are blind to opportunities before us, especially in areas we work around everyday. The effectiveness of a total mixed ration (TMR) revolves around its ability...
Jan. 22 2016
by Abby Bauer, Associate Editor Dairy farmers might not think twice about when Easter falls on the calendar, but the timing is actually very important for dairy markets. "Easter comes early this year,...
Jan. 22 2016
by Amanda Smith, Associate Editor "We are very fortunate to have a great team of employees at Prairie Dairy. We endeavor to hold milking classes multiple times per year to assure that we are correctly...
Jan. 15 2016
by Abby Bauer, Associate Editor What would you do with an extra 10 pounds of milk per cow per day? No doubt, any additional money in the milk check could be put to good use on the herd or around the farm...
Jan. 15 2016
by Maggie Seiler, Associate Editor While in the store last week, perusing the cheese case, I watched my fellow shoppers make their yogurt selections from the adjacent cooler. One young lady in particular...
Jan. 15 2016
Minnesota's dairy sector at a crossroads by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor A reduction in overall milk production; nearly maxed out cheese plant capacity; and sluggish demand for soft products are among...
Jan. 15 2016
by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor Anyone who has worked with livestock and has dug out of a blizzard knows the process takes days, weeks or even months. Such is the case with dairy farmers in the Texas...
Jan. 12 2016
Front row (L to R): Jennifer May, Anna Rodas with Olivia and Easton, Macklen Fee and Bob DiCarlo. Back row: John Brown, Greg Guinan, Kevin Moore and John Knopf. by Amanda Smith, Associate Editor "Milk...
Jan. 8 2016
by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor There has been a great deal of consternation across the country as groups lobby either for or against the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) now that an agreement in principle...
Jan. 8 2016
by Abby Bauer, Associate Editor In some livestock species, multiple births are preferred, but that certainly is not the case in dairy cattle. "Nobody likes to have twins. Twins are an incredible problem,"...
Jan. 8 2016
Pictured (L to R): Tyler Gaddie, David, Martha and Roger Corbin. by Amanda Smith, Associate Editor "We added more BMR (brown midrib) corn silage to our diets and use fungicide on it," said David Corbin...
Jan. 8 2016
Goliath's dairy toll will last all year After the blizzard, Carlos Arias, who works at the Clovis, N.M., Municipal Airport, took this self-portrait standing on a snowdrift against one of the hangers -...
Jan. 8 2016
by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor Sodium and sugar were added to the watch list. Cholesterol's impact on the diet was downgraded. And dairy held its position with a recommended three servings or the equivalent...
Dec. 31 2015
by Amanda Smith, Associate Editor On the road to preservation, silage goes through four phases: aerobic, fermentation, storage and, finally, feedout. During the anaerobic phase, the crop uses up sugars...
Dec. 31 2015
by Abby Bauer, Associate Editor Yes, it's true. The menu at McDonald's has the potential to get a little cheesier. If it receives positive customer feedback in a trial market, mac and cheese may become...
Dec. 31 2015
What is "normal" anymore? by Dennis Halladay, Western Editor The start of each new year brings uncertainty about what lies ahead. Like being in front of cows or behind them, how things look depends upon...
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