Management

A sun-centered solution

Could solar power reduce your farm’s energy bill? It’s an opportunity worth looking into. FULL STORY »

Pump up your cows' immunity

­Providing proper nutrition and minimizing stress can improve a cow’s ability to fight disease. FULL STORY »

Common sense makes good cents

There are many management practices we can do that cost nothing or very little. All we have to do is pay attention to details. FULL STORY »

Government dysfunction shows with farm bill

9:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1: I never thought it would come to this. While watching a New Year’s Day football game on TV, I am also monitoring a live feed of the U.S. House of Representatives on my laptop computer. FULL STORY »

What will 2013 bring?

Rod Hissong tries to look at things with a positive attitude. And while it’s tempting to be optimistic going into 2013, he has to admit there are a number of unknowns. FULL STORY »

Listen to what the cows are saying

At 7 a.m., Joel Sutter sits down at a computer to review his cows’ rumination activity. FULL STORY »

How some of the top dairies achieve reproductive excellence

Five dairies were named platinum winners for reproductive excellence at the Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council annual meeting in November. FULL STORY »

Fresh ideas at this year’s World Dairy Expo

The global dairy industry is gearing up for the world’s largest dairy-focused event, World Dairy Expo. Officials anticipate more than 65,000 producers and industry professionals gathering from more than 90 countries. FULL STORY »

Class III continues sideways, butter curve flattens out

Friday’s session saw prices get off to a stronger start and, after the spot market closed unchanged with no activity, futures prices closed out the week on an uptick. July Class III hit and settled right at the $21.00 mark yet another new high. Early strength seemed to come as a result of price revisions from the USDA to the previous week’s cheese prices. FULL STORY »

New dietary guidelines

The new dietary guidelines released by the federal government in late January urge Americans to increase their consumption of low-fat and fat-free dairy foods. FULL STORY »

A price correction may be in store for Class III futures

Class III futures traded a lighter, 1,600-contract volume in a mostly mixed fashion Wednesday. Nearby contracts moved slightly lower, and some firming occurred for the second half of 2011 contract months. But when the dust settled, the February to December futures price average finished unchanged at $17.20 per hundredweight. FULL STORY »

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