Sunday, July 23, 2017

A good start on having a profitable dairy farm is a high milk price; however, the fundamental need is astute management of the cows,...

"Chill in the air, calves get fluffy hair." Sounds like something from an old almanac, but I just made it up. While some calves...

I cannot believe that February is already half over. I know local farmers are working hard to finish up their farm taxes and are...

What a winter we have had so far. I think many of us would like for winter set in and the ground to freeze until spring. Dealing with all the rain and mud has made things difficult.

After eight years of sitting through hours of lectures and experimentation on animal welfare issues I thought that it was time to share some of my thinking in this column.

Time is like a snowflake -- it melts away while we try to decide what to do with it.-- AnonymousAs we reflect on a...

No revelation! Cropland values in Ohio have increased in 2011. An OSU Extension survey conducted in December 2010 estimated the increase in value of Ohio cropland in 2011 would be 5.3-6.0 percent. This was prior to sharp run ups in commodity prices.

Herds that are using herd management software should be able to print out inventories of at least the cow herd, and hopefully the replacement herd as well. The system may, or may not be able to give you a historic inventory.

USDA December forecast for the incoming year has been so bad over the last 10 years that it is very tempting to advise people to take a position opposite to the forecast.

Years ago, a little girl by the name of Virginia, posed a rather simplistic question that has lived on far beyond anyone's expectations. Perhaps...
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