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March 23 2016
by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor Overall, 94 percent of dairy cows come from two breeds - Holstein or Jersey. That's according to data collected by USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in...
March 18 2016
Don't let your feedbunk be "Hell's Kitchen" by Maggie Seiler, Associate Editor The popular TV show "Hell's Kitchen" positions emerging chefs against one another in a winner-take-all competition. This is...
March 18 2016
by Scott Brown The author is an assistant extension professor in the department of agricultural and applied economics at the University of Missouri Federal dairy policy is under more scrutiny these days...
March 18 2016
by Abby Bauer, Associate Editor "The New Rotisserie-Style Chicken: Raised Without Antibiotics." That headline is proudly displayed at Subway restaurants across the country and is front and center of the...
March 18 2016
by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor Legislation to curtail on-farm hidden camera investigations . . . often dubbed ag-gag legislation . . . can be counterproductive. That's according to research spearheaded...
March 18 2016
by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor "Do you have an article, chart or documentation that shows the relationship between somatic cell count (SCC) to dairy product shelf life?" That was a thoughtful question...
March 14 2016
by Maggie Seiler, Associate Editor The USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) orchestrated the sale of more than 300 U.S. heifers to Pakistani commercial and research farms, reopening that export market...
March 11 2016
by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor Check that dipstick. Or more likely, check that milk house floor and make adjustments to the pedestals on the bulk tank to ensure that milk weights are accurate. That's...
March 11 2016
by Abby Bauer, Associate Editor The stress of calving, for both the cow and the calf, can be lessened with a proper maternity pen. There's no one cookie cutter design that all farms must follow, but general...
March 11 2016
by Dennis Halladay, Western Editor I walked around a 2,300-cow dairy in Florida earlier this month. No guide, no restrictions, and no objective other than taking a few pictures. A simple thing happened...
March 11 2016
by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor Dairy farmers reaped the largest share of the retail food dollar since the turn of the century, according to data from USDA's Economic Research Service. In making that...
March 4 2016
by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor The once steady growth in milk quality has become stagnant. After dropping by nearly 100,000 cells per milliliter from 2005 to 2012, somatic cell counts (SCC) have leveled...
March 4 2016
by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor Let's be clear . . . every glass of milk, every slice of cheese, and all dairy products for that matter are antibiotic free. It doesn't matter whether it's produced on...
March 4 2016
by Abby Bauer, Associate Editor For years, preweaned dairy calves were housed individually as a means to reduce the spread of disease and monitor feed intake. Yet, over time, researchers have suggested...
March 4 2016
Answer the down cow's 911 by Maggie Seiler, Associate Editor The sight no dairy producer or worker wants to see when he or she arrives to the farm early in the morning is a cow that can't get up. According...
March 4 2016
by Dennis Halladay, Western Editor Don't look now, but Michigan's dairy industry is on a roll. Surprise, California's is not. California is still the largest U.S. dairy state for both cows and milk, and...
Feb. 25 2016
by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor Expect big things from U.S. dairy over the next decade. That would definitely be one take away from USDA's recent USDA Agricultural Projections to 2025, released in mid-February....
Feb. 25 2016
by Abby Bauer, Associate Editor Vitamin D is essential for human health, but very few foods contain it naturally. How, then, do we make sure we consume enough on a daily basis? Thankfully, through fortification,...
Feb. 25 2016
By Mark Stephenson and Chris Wolf The authors are with the Center for Dairy Profitability at the University of Wisconsin and Michigan State University. For many years, Cornell University, Michigan State...
Feb. 25 2016
by Maggie Seiler, Associate Editor When stepping to the milk case, we all have preferences that weigh heavily on our selections. The same is true across the globe. The Chinese market is one that saw tremendous...
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