Catch-up on the week’s top stories on Dairy Herd Network, ending Feb. 24:
Rags to riches (and back again?)
New numbers from the accounting firm Genske, Mulder & Co. show the dramatic turnaround that dairy farms experienced from 2009 to 2011. Read More.
Blaze that killed more than 60 cows ruled accidental
There is no definitive cause of a fire that killed more than 60 cows last week on a southwest Michigan dairy. Read More.
How far will some people go for alfalfa hay?
Last year’s drought in the south central U.S. wreaked havoc on dairy producers like Doug Idsinga, of Portales, N.M. Among other things, it is causing him and others to go an incredibly long distance to secure alfalfa hay. Read More.
PETA to question Calif. Milk Advisory Board
California dairy farmers behind the state’s "Happy Cows" dairy ads have been ordered by a state Superior Court to answer questions from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), according to Merced Sun-Star newspaper. Read More.
Breakfast with Salma
The Breakfast Project campaign, announced today, could be very effective in promoting milk. Find out why. Read More.