Thursday, December 8, 2016
calf just born

Hey dairymen, the free eCalving app is available for touchscreen mobile devices.
Field sprayer

A proposal by the EPA could mean age restrictions and more training requirements for farmers to get recertified for pesticide application.
farm landscape

Cash lease arrangements often create a negotiating environment where there is asymmetric information.
corn silage

So for the feeding program on the farm, it's the time of the year when we need to do a checkup on the corn silage.

Too many farms don’t have reliable systems in place to capture numbers that can help their bottom line. And sometimes, all it takes to track those numbers are 30 seconds, says OSU Extension Specialist Dianne Shoemaker.

MPP-Dairy is more a partial protection against catastrophic losses than an effective risk management tool.

Economic losses related to mastitis is estimated to be around $2 billion each year in the U.S.

For many, it’s ‘out of the box’ thinking to consider having someone outside the family assume the ownership and management of a farm, but it may be a viable option to consider.
Jersey dairy freestall barn

Milk producers are facing tight margins with today's low milk prices. Feed costs are certainly in the crosshairs, but all of the dollars are not disappearing into the feed mixer.

The USDA might be the entity that calculates component prices, but you are the one who determines how much of each component your cows are producing.
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