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Don’t let mastitis rob you: Fight it with better herd management

Thursday, October 1, 2015

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

Can you find a new farm owner who is not a family member?

Friday, September 25, 2015

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.

It’s time for dairymen to get serious about tracking dollars

Thursday, September 17, 2015

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.

Understanding capricious milk prices: How to make the most of your next milk check

Thursday, September 10, 2015

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.

Consider your costs of milk production

Thursday, September 3, 2015

2014’s milk prices were really nice. 2015’s not so much.

Watch your herd’s fuel (feed) economy

Friday, August 28, 2015

Milk prices are lower than they were a year ago, so marginal income over feed costs are going to be lower this year compared to last year. We really need to be managing input costs and feed efficiency on dairy farms.

Hairy toads and dairy genetics

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Top sellers and solid, reliable milkers don’t just happen after a random mating between a great bull and cow, they require carefully planned genetic pairings and a lot of trial and error.

It’s getting hot in here: Paying attention to temperatures on dairy

Thursday, August 13, 2015

In some cases, we are collecting more information electronically on dairy farms than we know how to effectively use.

Look beyond your neighbor’s fence

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Too cold, too hot, too dry, too wet. Had I looked over my neighbor’s fence this last spring and early summer, I would have concluded that we had received way too much rain.

Clock ticking on 2016 Dairy Margin Protection Program

Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Margin Protection Program replaced the Milk Income Loss Contract program and the $9.90 minimum Class III support price programs for U.S. dairy farmers.


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