Source: University of Minnesota news release I can remember sitting in my Dairy Management class at the University of Minnesota in 2012 and learning that a good milk fat benchmark for a Holstein herd was 3.75%. This was backed up...
Source: Janzen Ag Law My car recently did an over-the-air update of its operating system, directly downloading new software from the manufacturer’s cloud-based mothership.  This is great for me, as the car’s own, since the manufacturer can address bugs remotely without me...
Families in business together share a lot, which isn’t always easy. It requires communication, understanding and compromise. In many ways, being in business together is like sharing a car. Simple rules addressing refueling, cleaning, maintenance and repairs create guidelines...
Blog by Carl Zulauf, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, Ohio State University; Gary Schnitkey, Krista Swanson, and Nick Paulson, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois Public discussion of fertilizer prices has become more intense and...
Animal welfare is more than just the production and health of that animal, it also includes how the animal is able to use its natural behaviours. There are many researchers across the world who have dedicated their lives to...
Summary Financial and performance benchmarks ha ve had a positive effect overall in dairyheifer production. Benchmarks, however are not without limitations and possible drawbacks. More specifically, benchmarks (1) tend to be static, (2) in duce a lemming effect in many...
It will come as no surprise to anyone reading this that inflation’s eating away at pocketbooks. The most recent Consumer Price Index is reporting the fastest retail price increases in costs in 40 years, with a hot economy and...
For Les Producteurs de lait du Québec, it was clear in the first few months of 2021 that skyrocketing production costs on farms was a problem that required the CDC’s urgent attention. That is why in May 2021, we...
One factor that’s front and center across our economy right now is rising prices. On dairy farms we are seeing the effects, with sharp increases in feed, fertilizer, seed, fuel and labor expenses. Fortunately, milk prices have also increased...
Lower nonfeed costs coupled with lower milk prices still resulted in continued negative economic returns for Illinois dairy producers in 2020, according to figures summarized by the Illinois Farm Business Farm Management Association. The average net price received per 100...
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