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July 11 2016
The parlor isn't the place for treatment. National Animal Health Monitoring System data from 2014 indicated that 90 percent of farms use intramammary antibiotics to treat mastitis. According to Pamela...
July 11 2016
Dairy farmers have lost retail market share. Dairy farmers' share of what consumers pay for dairy products at the grocery store plummeted to a mere 29 percent in 2015 after reaching 38 percent just one...
July 5 2016
Could vegan cheese be the next nut juice? by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor Since 2010, sales of nondairy alternatives such as almond and soy beverages have surged 54 percent, reported Bloomberg's editors...
July 5 2016
Bye-bye Britain. Forget about the pebbles-in-a-pond-cause-ripples analogy this time. The impact of the United Kingdom's (UK) vote 10 days ago to leave the European Union (EU) - "Brexit" - is more like...
July 5 2016
Enrollment doubles for this dairy school. The U.S. Dairy Education and Training Consortium (USDETC) concluded its ninth year of hands-on dairy instruction and graduated 53 students from 23 different universities...
July 5 2016
Older cows digest feed better. With the onset of sexed semen and other management factors, the average age of the American dairy cow is getting younger. That being said, many dairies still benefit from...
July 5 2016
Opening a door to the enemy. Dairy farmers are not the only ones under the intense scrutiny of consumers and animal rights groups. The poultry industry has also found itself being critiqued by those outside...
June 27 2016
The human population loves its antibiotics. Animals are the leading cause of antibiotic resistance. It's a mantra voiced by a number of advocates for more prudent antibiotic use. However, if people are...
June 27 2016
The good kind of cover-up. While a criminal trying to "cover up" a crime is a bad thing, crops used to "cover up" fields between cropping seasons are just the opposite. And even though cover crops are...
June 27 2016
Stress builds as profits shrink. Financial stress on dairy farms is expected to rise before the end of 2016. As everyone knows, 2014 was a year of outstanding economic performance for most dairy farms...
June 27 2016
Dairy co-op's tombstone reads 1894 to 2016. Although it's been in a vegetative coma since March 31, 2008, the dairy co-op's official death notice, representing its last legal business day, will read June...
June 24 2016
Light: Milk's greatest enemy? by Maggie Seiler, Associate Editor Freshness is one of the most important sensory gauges of milk quality. When we talk about providing a fresh product, dairy farmers focus...
June 20 2016
Have you heard them? Corn prices have been popping lately and a lot.Since dipping to $3.52 per bushel on March 31, corn futures at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) have been on a tear, thanks to drought...
June 20 2016
In the strongest rebuke we've read in some time on geographical indications, known to many as GIs, one opinion columnist wrote, " . . . the profligate use of state-forced GIs smacks of producers trying...
June 17 2016
During a 20-year span, the number of small dairy farms in our ranks has dropped dramatically. And with it, where our cows reside has changed, too. That situation was detailed in the April 25 Hoard\'s Dairyman...
June 17 2016
Data management is a daunting task, but identifying key metrics to monitor can help farms sort through the flood of information and bolster the bottom line
June 17 2016
Robotic or automatic calf feeders certainly have their perks, but when it comes to calves, there\'s no easy button to push
June 13 2016
The Missouri dairy industry has been in a long-term, steady decline. In the early 1980s, Missouri ranked No. 11 nationally in milk production. By 2015, the Show Me state's ranking declined to No. 25. Dairy...
June 13 2016
It is very common to see celebrities on commercials or in advertisements, promoting the latest sports car, the next hottest shoe, or the newest food or drink items on the market. At times, the dairy industry...
June 13 2016
"TPP is very important, especially for dairy," reconfirmed Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) and Chair of the Senate Ag Committee in a conversation with dairy farmers who gathered for the 100th anniversary...
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