St-Pierre: The ugly (milk) and the good (feed)

Milk prices in the foreseeable future will be a challenge to dairy producers. Thankfully, feed prices have dropped significantly in the last year, and all indications are they will remain low.


Zoetis helps enhance reproductive efficiency with LUTALYSE HighCon Injection

Cattle producers and veterinarians now have a new management tool for added reproductive efficiency. Zoetis today announced the introduction of LUTALYSE®HighCon Injection (dinoprost tromethamine injection), a high-concentration formula of the proven LUTALYSE® Injection (dinoprost injection) approved for use in dairy and beef cattle.

The higher-concentration formula of LUTALYSE HighCon allows for a 2-mL dose. This provides more doses per bottle, thus fewer bottle changes, and a quicker, more-convenient administration.


Timely manure incorporation should be top 'poo' priority

Many practices are important and necessary for properly managing manure. However, there is one practice that when not performed properly can cause substantial economic loss and can potentially lead to environmental issues; timely and adequate incorporation of all manure into the soil.


Tax update for 2016

Announcement of annual tax adjustments have been released with some changes and some staying the same.


Retail diesel prices drop

Throughout the United States retail diesel prices dropped an average of four cents this week to hit $2.45. The highest drop in the country was in the Midwest region, where prices fell five cents to hit $2.44. The lowest fall was one cent in the Rocky Mountain region. The highest prices are in the West Coast region at $2.65, while the lowest are in the Midwest at $2.44.


Rainy harvest cuts dairy cottonseed availability 20%

Wet weather in the nation’s leading cotton-producing state, Texas, is expected to trim cotton production – and cottonseed availability for U.S. dairy farmers feeding it in their herd rations.


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