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With first cutting progressing across the state, now is the time to evaluate your hay outlook for the year. Here are some questions to ask yourself when you are evaluating. How have your yields been? What do you think...
When your bulk tank volume takes a plunge through the last bout of heat, do you ever wonder exactly WHY? What is it in the udder that changes to cause the decline? Why do we also commonly see elevated SCC...
Source: USDA Report Summary Dairy: Milk production forecasts for 2024 and 2025 remain unchanged from the last projection at 227.3 and 229.3 billion pounds, respectively. Adjusted 2024 price forecasts for dairy products include Cheddar cheese at $1.790 (+9.5 cents), dry whey...
Source: Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative news release Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative today announced a first-of-its-kind program providing dairy farmers with the tools and resources needed to navigate the permitting process. The Maestro program assists farmers in orchestrating the many steps...
Source: Dairy Management Inc. news release A University of Minnesota team took first place in the Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) New Product Competition with a cheese spread that meets the contest's guidelines of creating innovative dairy-based products for consumers' health...
Source: United Soybean Board news release A new documentary showcases the innovative power of soybeans and U.S. soybean farmers' dedication to producing a crop that is revolutionizing various industries. GroundBreaking: A Story of Innovation premieres on A&E on Saturday, June...
Source:  University of Minnesota Quick facts Stall spacing and bunk spacing are two important components to cow comfort. Depending on a cow's stage of lactation their spacing needs are different. Dry cows can be at the minimum bunk space while...
Source: Pennsylvania State University With only 3% of the US dairy cow population certified organic, the majority of data underlying national genetic evaluations come from conventionally managed cows. As a result, if the differences in an environment that an organic...
Source: Manitoba Agriculture Food, and Rural Initiatives Scope of the Problem Lameness is generally considered to be the 3rdmost economically important health problem in dairy herds after fertility and mastitis. Worldwide incidence is reported as high as 26%  of all dairy cattle...
Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada The effects of climate change are having a direct and severe impact on farmers and their ability to earn a stable income. To provide producers with more certainty heading into the summer months, today, the...
Source: Journal of Dairy Science, B.L. Basiel, A.A. Barragan, T.L. Felix, C.D. Dechow ABSTRACT In the United States, it is becoming common for dairy herds to mate a portion of cows to beef semen to create a value-added calf. The objectives...
Tune in as the dairy team speaks with guest Dr. Chad Dechow from Penn State as he discusses muscle weakness in Holstein calves.
Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada B.C. farmers are accessing new technology through federal and provincial government funding to grow their businesses and increase production to help strengthen food security in the province. The B.C. On-Farm Technology Adoption Program is helping farmers...
Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP) has emerged as a valuable asset for dairy producers in their risk management toolkit since it was first introduced in 2018. In 2020, the program reached its zenith, covering 38% of U.S. milk production. Establishing...
Source: State of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection In an effort to prevent the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) (H5N1) in dairy cattle, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is requiring...

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