Management

8 potential bottlenecks when raising calves and heifers

Carefully managing critical control points as calves and heifers grow and develop will help avoid setbacks along the way. FULL STORY »

LED lighting shines on dairies

Efficiency and lighting quality are attractive to producers. FULL STORY »

The goal: pregnant cows

The goal on any dairy should be to get cows pregnant. The metric we need to evaluate to determine if we are reaching this goal is the 21-day pregnancy rate. FULL STORY »

Milk-quality conundrum

Nearly 93 percent of the milk in the U.S. is below 400,000 somatic cell count (SCC), but none of our international trading partners see that. They see 750,000. FULL STORY »

Recognition for the young people helping to feed a hungry world

The publishers of Dairy Herd Management announce the “40 Under 40” awards program to recognize young people making significant contributions to America’s food system. FULL STORY »

They're among the 'Greenest of the Green'

On April 23, the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy announced the winners of the second annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards, recognizing dairy farms and businesses that advance the industry’s commitment to healthy products, healthy communities and a healthy planet. FULL STORY »

Birds be gone

Here is some advice to help you decide on the right bird-control strategy for your farm. FULL STORY »

Economist: Don't try to out-guess the market

It’s hard enough trying to anticipate the price of milk and the price of feed. FULL STORY »

Add 20 more pounds to the herd average by 2020

There are various strategies, but none of them may be more ripe for tweaking than transition cow management. FULL STORY »

Name game: Dairy faces challenges on several fronts

In late March, a British court ruled that Chobani could not market “Greek yogurt” in the United Kingdom unless the yogurt is actually made in Greece. FULL STORY »

Adding more common cents to your investment

Following my previous article (in the February issue), I learned that I could do a better job of reinforcing common-sense practices. FULL STORY »

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