Milk has been a synonymous symbol of nutrition in school cafeterias across the country for decades. In fact, milk is the only specific food that’s required by the USDA to be offered with every breakfast and lunch. School milk is...
Life is full of ups and downs, as so is farming. It’s one of the only certainties that we have in life. We won’t feel great all the time and things won’t go smoothly or as anticipated during the...
Feed cost is the most important and expensive input cost on a dairy farm. For a combination of reasons, feed costs have risen sharply since the fall of 2020. At Central Grain in Sauk Centre, June corn prices are...
A gallon of milk is not something most of us give much thought to. We buy it at the grocery store or pick it up at a convenience store on the way home from work. In general, we have...
Fresh veggies in the summer and brisk winter snow hills are all reminders of growing up on my parent’s farm. Any farm kid understands the challenges of growing up on a farm—like using the tractor to pull a neighbour...
Days-old dairy breed calves are interesting animals. On one hand, these calves exhibit a great deal of toughness, surviving the ordeals of being born, fed colostrum, moved from the maternity pen, moved onto a vehicle, transported, then moved again...
When it comes to our physical health, we all have strategies to stay healthy and the physical parts of farming help with that, from chasing after livestock, carrying supplies and products to going up and down the ladder of...
Every year is different, and 2021 is no exception. With record high crop prices, an early planting window across most of Canada, and now a wet July in Eastern Canada, it has never been more favourable for a fungicide...
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...
The average cost to produce milk has climbed substantially so far this year. In our conversations, we have been hard-pressed to find anything — services or products — that are cheaper this year than they were at this time...
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