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...
Written collaboratively by Maristela Rovai, Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Dairy Specialist, and Luciana da Costa, Assistant Professor and Ohio State University Extension Veterinarian - Dairy. Fall is upon us now, but sooner than we expect, winter will be approaching at...
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...
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...
The dairy sector is committed to adopting sustainable practices and ultimately being a key contributor to sustainable food systems. Of course, tackling food waste is a critical part of that effort. As the chair of the Standing Committee on Environment...
It is well-known in the dairy industry that mycotoxins are not to be taken lightly. Mycotoxins take advantage of the wet field conditions and fluctuating feedstuff dry matter that result from heavy rains and flooding and begin to grow...
Preserving agricultural land for the purpose of food production and processing is a key priority for the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA). That was the message that was conveyed in OFA’s recent submission to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs...
With the beautiful spring weather that we have been receiving in March, it is hard not to think about spring planting. It safe to say it is way too early to plant corn as we head into the end...
Now that your corn silage has been harvested for 90 days, it is a good time to re-evaluate some of the key characteristics of that silage now that it has had time to ferment. Fermentation is the process that...
Photo courtesy of Glenn Seeds Now that you have completed your silage harvest for this season, it is time to consider what you need to plant for next year. Selecting corn hybrids for your farm is one of the most...
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