Source: Pioneer news release For many northern corn silage growers, it can be challenging to determine the optimum whole plant moisture level needed for a successful harvest. Harvesting silage too dry decreases yield, causes mold to develop, lowers digestibility and...
Source: Cornell Chronicles, By Krisy Gashler A partnership between industry, government and academia is bringing a state-of-the-art lab upgrade to Cornell’s Department of Animal Science. Four climate-controlled respiration chambers will be built in the Large Animal Research and Teaching Unit to study...
Source: Lely Winter can be challenging for any livestock operation and without proper attention, it can lead to problems. Dairies with robotic milking systems are no exception. With temperatures dropping outside, inside the barn there are a multitude of possible issues...
Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP) is a federally subsidized insurance program for dairy producers looking to minimize the impact of unanticipated declines in milk prices. Locking in a milk price for a future quarter can be an effective risk management...
When a milk check arrives it’s full of valuable information, but it’s no good if you don’t know what you’re looking at. In a three part series, Sara Dorland, managing partner at Ceres, will teach you how to understand...
Dairy producers across the country are breathing a collective sigh of relief after receiving better milk prices and pandemic relief from USDA. These two factors have gone a long way to rebuilding the capital and liquidity base of dairy...
Source: USDA news release The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the details of the Pandemic Market Volatility Assistance Program as part of meetings with farmers and a tour of farms with Senator Leahy. In June, Secretary Vilsack committed...
I had a great honor recently when I was asked to be a guest speaker for a class taught at the University of Notre Dame. The class couldn’t have covered a more appropriate subject – sustainability – and it couldn’t...
Source: Lely North America The groundbreaking ceremony took place October 22 at the company’s new location. Lely North America President Chad Huyser led the event, and the new campus expects to be open in the first quarter of 2022. “This acquisition...
I know that post with the super adorable calf is so very tempting. I know that you have dreamed of having a family milk cow. I know that you would love to raise your own beef for your family. I know that...
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