Dairy

Dairy Farmers Have Healthier Noses and Mouths?

It looks like dairy farmers have something they can boast about: more diverse nasal bacteria. According to EDairyNewsMarshfield Clinic Research Institute published… Read more

 

Selective Dry Cow Therapy: Pass or Fail?

Due to the increase in public health concerns about the use of antimicrobials, blanket dry cow therapy (BDCT) might not be the best method to use. This is why many U.S. dairy herds are considering selective dry… Read more

 

The First 15 Minutes are Crucial in Calving

Experts say that the first 15 minutes of a calf’s life can be the most crucial, as it impact how she performs for the rest of her life. Jim Dickrell of Dairy Herd Management… Read more

 

2018 Spending Bill Program Promising for Dairy Producers

I shared an article about NMPF’s suggestions to improve 2018’s MMP-Dairy a few days ago. Now it looks like President Donald Trump has just signed… Read more

 

NMPF Suggestions to Improve 2018 MMP-Dairy

I shared an article about MMP before Christmas last year. According to Progressive DairymanSonny Perdue, the U.S. Ag secretary… Read more

 

Can Feed Management Software Improve Milk Production?

With the demand for milk being so high on a global scale, dairy producers are looking for ways to increase their output. An article by Sue Hart of VAS provides…Read more

 

PSU Extension Releases Best Milking Practices Online Course

Mastitis is a serious condition that not only affects a herd’s output but their quality of life, as well. Dairy Herd Management just announced that… Read more

 

Are You Choosing MPP or LGM for 2018?

With 2017 about to be over, producers have a few weeks to decide if they want to re-enroll in the Margin Protection Program for Dairy or go for the Livestock… Read more

 

Are You Going To Stay Or Sell Out?

The dairy industry, much like any other industry, has gone through a lot of tough times, especially in the last few years. A lot of small to mid-sized operations have… Read more

 

Holstein Sire Evaluations to Change by April 2018

Holstein sire evaluations will change by April 2018, according to an article I read in Dairy Herd Management. There will be six health traits added. These are… Read more

 

Increased Processing to Match U.S. Milk Output

The rate of U.S. milk production increases by 3 billion pounds each year, based on an article from The Dairy Site. The milk yield has grown so much that producers… Read more

 

The Dairy State Helps the Lone Star State

Hurricane Harvey did quite a number on Texas. It is said to be one of the worst U.S. natural disasters in recorded history, according to an article on Forbes. Due to the… Read more

 

The U.S. Ag Slump: Can We Go Any Lower?

Once you hit rock bottom, be happy because there’s nowhere to go but up. That might be the motto of the Ag industry these days. An article… Read more