Higher costs coupled with higher milk prices still resulted in continued negative economic returns for Illinois dairy producers in 2021, according to figures summarized by the Illinois Farm Business Farm Management Association. The average net price received per 100 pounds...
Today, we are inundated with a lot of information about different types of milking systems. We have learned how new innovative systems can increase productivity and improve efficiencies. Whether you are considering implementing robotics, or updating your current parlor...
Given the last seven days and the next seven, I am anxious to report on five things happening right now that can affect our daily lives and businesses. As I’ve mentioned several times in the past, a lot of...
Many conversations around animal agriculture and the environment focus on the relationship between carbon and cows. However, nitrogen, which is present on farms from the livestock feed to soil to dairy excrement, is of equal concern. Dairy farmers’ management...
When you’ve milked in a parlor for over 25 years, the idea of adopting robots can be daunting. From the thought of re-training your cows, learning new technology, and to be frank, re-training your people – ensuring you’ve covered...
Scientists agree we are likely to continue to see climate change impacts for the foreseeable future. This will likely include hotter summers, more extreme rain events, and droughts. These conditions are making an already challenging job more difficult to...
Source: National Milk Producers Federation news release It was the fundamental fallacy that launched a thousand news articles: Dairy was dying as consumers were switching to plant-based beverages. That was always a lie -- but at least from a certain angle,...
Tesla has now sold more than 3 million cars worldwide. There is no doubt that automotive manufacturers are shifting research and development dollars towards making more electric vehicles (EVs) in order capture some of Tesla’s growing market dominance in this space....
For the past several months increases in land values have been a major topic in farm publications and ag related social media. Sales in excess of $20,000/acre for prime cropland have become common, instead of an aberration. Demand for...
The marketers are at it again, breathlessly promoting “innovation” as a storm of startups gather, each hoping to cash out their venture capital before their business models crash and burn. It’s happened in “meat,” it’s happened among some plant-based...
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