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June 10 2016
"One thing that I am a little ticked about . . . we had 17 Republicans and a handful of Democrats running for President, and I don't know of any one of them who has mentioned the farmer, the rancher, the...
June 10 2016
Feedbunk cooling spurs behavior changes by Maggie Seiler, Associate Editor How do cows capitalize on feedbunk sprinkler systems? That was the focus of recent research conducted at the University of...
June 6 2016
Any bit of milk price help is welcome news in California these days. Prices received by Golden State producers have been below the cost of production all year so far and are poised to hit new lows when...
June 6 2016
A second economic analysis has confirmed that dairy farm income did not cover expenses in 2015 for California dairy producers. Frazer Certified Public Accountants and Consultants conducted the latest study....
June 3 2016
Employee recruitment and training is by far one of the most difficult aspects of dairy farming today. "How do I recruit and train good employees?" is an ongoing struggle in many dairy circles. According...
June 3 2016
Photo is courtesy of Mark Borchardt, USDA. by Abby Bauer, Associate Editor Manure restores soil with nutrients needed by crops. One method of application is manure irrigation, in which manure is applied...
June 3 2016
by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor Falling milk prices virtually wiped out profits for Northeast dairy farmers in 2015, delivering close to break-even results on average, according to Farm Credit's Northeast...
May 27 2016
While reading the article "Trust experts - GMOs are safe to eat," this line caught my attention: "This is an emotional issue, though, and one that is not likely to just disappear." (function(d, s, id)...
May 27 2016
by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor. The math on the semi trailer found in paragraph three was updated on June 22 Dairy plants in some parts of the Northeast and Midwest have resorted to "dumping milk" either...
May 27 2016
by Maggie Seiler, Associate Editor Lameness scoring is important for gauging mobility and animal welfare on farms, but the buck cannot stop at identifying a problem. "All lameness evaluations do is say...
May 27 2016
by Kevin Bernhardt The author is with the University of Wisconsin Center for Dairy Profitability and is a professor of agribusiness at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Agriculture is cyclical on...
May 27 2016
New FDA food label highlights dairy's value by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor All food labels in stores will have a different look in a few short years. Notable changes include: Vitamin D and potassium...
May 27 2016
by Abby Bauer, Associate Editor This item was updated on May 30, 2016, to reflect Celsius as the temperature for pasteurization. Colostrum delivers life-saving immunity and nutrients to newborn calves,...
May 19 2016
by Dennis Halladay, Western Editor We've been saying since before 2015 ended that it was a bad financial year for California dairies, and now the state agrees. Except it wasn't just bad, it was awful....
May 17 2016
Trust the experts - GMOs are safe to eat by Abby Bauer, Associate Editor Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, often get a bad rap. Some consumers are afraid that genetically engineered (GE) foods are...
May 17 2016
by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor Specialty cheese has been a growth category for Wisconsin. There were 83.1 million pounds of specialty cheese produced in the Badger State in 1993. That was the first year...
May 17 2016
by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor Dairy represents the epicenter of a legal challenge filed in the New York State Supreme Court by the New York Civil Liberties Union. If successful, not only could the pathway...
May 17 2016
This is in response to "The politics of immigration during primary season" in the April 25 Hoard's Dairyman Intel discussing deportation. Every political season brings politicians seeking to arouse the...
May 16 2016
The author is an assistant extension professor in the department of agricultural and applied economics at the University of Missouri. The financial stress experienced by dairy farmers continues to mount....
May 13 2016
by Maggie Seiler, Associate Editor "You can't manage something you can't measure." At the recent Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference, Perdue AgriBusiness' Normand St. Pierre one-upped this old saying....
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