Management

A breath of fresh air for calves

As dairies increasingly turn to housing young calves indoors, ventilation, as it relates to animal health, becomes a key consideration. Outdoor calf hutches, of course, have served well and provide ample ventilation. Their exposure to weather, however, can result in stress on calves and extra labor for dairy workers. Also, calf hutches do not facilitate use of automated feeders. FULL STORY »

Corn silage advances to new levels

Innovations like Shredlage™ are changing the game. FULL STORY »

Death loss a 'big deal'

The death rate among cows on U.S. dairy farms has increased over the last couple of decades. FULL STORY »

This young dairyman looks for opportunities

I love this time of year. Reflecting back on 2013 and setting new goals for 2014, I see that some of my resolutions may be repeat attempts. Nevertheless, I am able to anticipate what a new year of change and opportunity can bring. FULL STORY »

Tough food issues: Are we overreacting?

I had the privilege last summer to speak to a group from Georgia comprised of leaders in agriculture. After I was done with my little spiel, a very astute gentleman asked me pointedly, “Emily, don’t you just think we’re overreacting?” FULL STORY »

Milk production up only slightly in November

Compared to heftier growth percentages earlier this year, November’s is downright modest. FULL STORY »

Removing the obstacles: How to make cows happy

What are some common causes of stress we might see on a dairy farm that could make your cows unhappy and poor performers? FULL STORY »

Lack of innovation has hurt milk sales

Everyone knows that fluid milk consumption has been declining for years. A major reason: Lack of innovation among milk processors. FULL STORY »

This young farmer wants to be a positive spokesman for dairy

How can you tell what a dairy farmer looks or acts like if you’ve never met one? FULL STORY »

2013: A mixed bag

it was a good year for some dairy farmers, a not-so-good year for others -- a lot of it had to do with the weather. Overall, the year might be described as a "mixed bag.". FULL STORY »

From the grocery discard bin to dairy TMR

An effort is under way to gather discarded fruits and vegetables from the grocery aisle and re-purpose them into animal feed. FULL STORY »

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