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Browse our wealth of news and information for advice and tips on topics ranging from reproduction to nutrition.


Dorrich Dairy building a bigger toolbox

One of four 2015 national Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability Award winners, Minnesota’s Vold family strives to expand and share their knowledge base and management toolbox. Their latest innovations include a pest management program using stingless wasps, and corn silage planted in 15-inch rows to reduce herbicide needs.


Q & A: It’s time to document your SOPs

Whether you milk 50 cows or 5,000, all dairy producers should have documented standard operating procedures (SOPs) outlining animal care and handling practices.

Calf and Heifer

Colostrum: Health friend or foe?

Capturing the full value of colostrum takes a concerted effort, according to University of Minnesota researcher Sandra Godden.


Middle manager mistakes

As your business continues to grow, you’ll need to learn new skills, change work habits and rely on good people to do the work you used to do. You’ll need to hand off more responsibilities and hire middle managers you can trust to take care of your operations.


Legal: Understand your right to farm

Right to Farm statutes provide an affirmative defense in the event a farm is sued for nuisance. It does not prevent a lawsuit from being filed, but does allow a party to whom the statute applies to successfully seek its dismissal.


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