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Collecting good milk samples is a must

As basic as it looks, some producers are still not fully aware and familiarized with the importance of or how to collect a milk sample. Part of mastitis control programs consist on culturing and on the microbiological analysis of milk samples. However, to be able to identify the bacteria, strict aseptic procedures must be used when collecting the samples.


St-Pierre: The swirling winds of milk price and feed costs

It looks like we might have a spring after all. As we all wait anxiously for our fields to dry off enough to allow field work, sowing, and planting, we are left to ponder about what direction the swirling dairy winds will be taking for the balance of the year. As I often wrote, predicting milk prices beyond a 3-month horizon is risky at best.


New U2U tool helps farmers understand impact of global climate patterns

The Useful to Usable climate initiative based at Purdue University has added an online tool enabling farmers and agricultural advisers to better assess how climate patterns in other parts of the world can influence local conditions and corn yields across the Corn Belt.


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