Natural Disasters, Markets, and rBST: 2017s Top Stories on Dairy Herd

As the end of 2017 draws near, we're looking back at the most read stories of the year. Here are the top ten:


10. Florida Dairies Dealing with Aftermath of Irma, Some Dump Milk - September 15, 2017 - Wyatt Bechtel

9. 11 Dairies in Pennsylvania Looking for New Milk Buyer - June 14, 2017 - Wyatt Bechtel

8. How Low is Too Low? - May 5, 2017 - Amber Yutzy, Penn State Extension

7. Fewer Than 9,000 Dairies in Wisconsin - September 9, 2017 - Wyatt Bechtel

6. Tricky May Forecast Raises Uncertainties for U.S. Corn - May 3, 2017 - Reuters

5. 60,000 Fish Allegedly Killed by Manure from Iowa Dairy - October 31, 2017 - Wyatt Bechtel

4. Barn Fire Kills Holstein Record-setter Gigi and 29 Other Cows - September 21, 2017 - Wyatt Bechtel

3. rBST: The End of an Era - June 1, 2017 - Jim Dickrell

2. June Heat Wave in California Kills Thousands of Cows - June 12, 2017 - Jim Dickrell

1. Thompson-Weeman: Why the Heck Would Anyone Listen to “What the Health”? - July 9, 2017 - Hannah Thompson-Weeman

 

What were the stories that helped your operation this year? What big stories do you think will dominate the dairy conversation in 2018? Share in the comments below, or on social media.

 

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