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May 13 2016
by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor These days most cheesemakers identify themselves as milk processors. That wasn't always the case. This transformation from cheesemaker to milk processor has been driven...
May 13 2016
by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor Yakima. The Chesapeake Bay. Lake Champlain. The Texas Panhandle and eastern New Mexico. Kewaunee County. Whether perceived or real, the aforementioned regions have been...
May 13 2016
by Abby Bauer, Associate Editor We often think of animal care with a scientific mind, but perhaps our approach should have more of an artistic flair. Calfhood diarrhea, or scours, is a major health challenge....
May 6 2016
Cows graze at a dairy in southern Scotland by Dennis Halladay, Western Editor As bad as the first year without production quotas was for dairy farmers in the European Union (EU) in 2015, the second one...
May 6 2016
by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor Grocers know that the word "farm" invokes a sense of freshness, lack of artificial ingredients, and food products from local sources. That's the very reason grocers in...
May 6 2016
by Abby Bauer, Associate Editor Today's college students, representing Generation Z, are paying more attention to their beverage choices. A study done by the Beverage Marketing Corp. (B.M.C.) and Fluent,...
May 6 2016
by Maggie Seiler, Associate Editor The feed center of a dairy farm can be equated to the kitchen of a popular restaurant operating anywhere from a few hours to all day. As it grows and changes, it will...
May 6 2016
by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor New rules could eventually affect organic dairy farms. However, most regulations proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture will impact other livestock species far...
April 29 2016
"Meatless Mondays" are no fix for global warming by Maggie Seiler, Associate Editor Kicked off in the early 2000s, "Meatless Monday" was meant to be an opportunity for Americans to join in a cause, one...
April 29 2016
by Abby Bauer, Associate Editor Milk has long been considered an important part of the young child's diet, but if the World Health Organization (WHO) gets its way, that could soon change. Earlier this...
April 29 2016
by A.J. Brannstrom and S. Jette-Nantel The authors are a faculty associate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a farm management specialist at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, respectively....
April 29 2016
by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor Dannon seems to think so. And in making the bold statement, the French-based company with strong North American roots may be targeting rival Chobani in the race to stake...
April 29 2016
by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor While dairy cows are nearly exclusive contributors to the U.S. milk supply (goats, sheep, and water buffalo contribute miniscule levels of milk), dairy breeds also contribute...
April 29 2016
The Hoard's Dairyman Intel "The politics of immigration in primary season" is accurate regarding the importance of the Hispanic labor to our dairy production industry not to mention restaurants, hotels,...
April 29 2016
Reader Response: Shorthorns polled, too I wanted to point out that Milking Shorthorns carry the trait in a dairy cow also in relation to your article "Polled cattle are natural . . . yet." The most interesting...
April 22 2016
Don't leave the leaves by Maggie Seiler, Associate Editor Once it's harvested, it's all you have to work with. That's the story with forage quality. At last week's Tri-State Dairy Conference, Dan Undersander,...
April 22 2016
by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor Updated at 11:30 CST on April 25, 2016 for additional clarity. In some cases, averages can be misleading. That would certainly be true when looking at the average U.S....
April 22 2016
By Bob Naerebout The author is executive director of the Idaho Dairymen's Association The Idaho dairy industry, and the entire dairy industry for that matter, is becoming more dependent on foreign-born...
April 22 2016
Clean - without the chemicals by Abby Bauer, Associate Editor The milk-making process involves many steps. One crucial step is washing and sanitizing the equipment used to transport milk. Many farms use...
April 22 2016
by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor In recent months, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved both a genetically modified animal and vegetable that could be consumed by people. As expected, some groups...
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