Wind Turbines on Your Property - Renewable energy alternatives to cut costs, meet power needs and reduce carbon footprints for businesses and individuals.
Herd Health - Determine if the signs and symptoms of Johne's Disease and whether or not your herd has been infected and how to manage the disease if they have.
June is National Dairy Month - Learn about the brief history of National Dairy Month and all of the benefits that Dairy has to offer.
Dairy Price Index (DIP) methodology for pricing Wholesale MilkWhat happens when a man who spends twenty years as an investment banker starts milking cows? New ideas on how wholesale milk should be priced, that’s what! Read Mr. Mandl’s proposal on how to restructure the way the price of wholesale milk is determined.
Best Pasture Grass Dairy experts emphasize that forage intake must be high quality and of sufficient volume to obtain the milk production necessary to sustaining a modern dairy operation. Pastures that are properly managed can provide dairy cows with high-quality forage harvested at a very nutritious stage. Read on to find out more.
FFA and Dairies Leadership skills, public speaking, recording keeping, working with others are just a few of the skills needed today to work on a dairy. Nowhere does a young person learn these skills better then in FFA. Read to find out more about what is happening in FFA and how you can benefit.
Anaerobic lagoons look like farm ponds at first glance. They are larger than manure storage basins, which do not provide significant biological treatment or long storage periods, but smaller than aerobic lagoons. Even though aerobic lagoons are designed to provide a higher degree of treatment with less odor, anaerobic...
Unique Vaccine Technology for Controlling Clinical and Sub clinical Salmonellosis: The number of dairy cows across the nation affected by salmonella is increasing. Regular vaccination is important; but with so many stereotypes, it may be impossible to protect your herd with traditional treatments. Turn to page 11 to learn about a new vaccine that can aid in the control of salmonellosis.
Planning and Managing Anaerobic Lagoons: Because of their treatment and storage capabilities, anaerobic lagoons are a good compromise between storage basins and aerobic lagoons. Read how to construct and maintain what might be the most efficient lagoon for your dairy operation. Courtesy of Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A&M University and Auburn University)
Has Drinking Milk Gone Out of Fashion? After a ten-year streak of declining milk consumption in the US, that trend might be finally turning around. Read to find out the reasons.
Chronic stress on farm animals, including dairy cattle can have harmful effects on their health, productivity and welfare. We, as dairy producers, try to reduce the amount of stress cattle receive by the way we conduct our animal routines and care, as well as diminishing environmental stress—so our dairy cattle can...
Dave Nedved, age 53, grew up on a farm near Hayfield, Iowa. Like most producers of the day his father ran a diverse operation, raising chickens, hogs, and beef cattle as well as growing the feed to support them. The Nedveds also milked a handful of cows, although young Dave gravitated towards other chores. “My brother...
In these difficult economic times, it’s important for dairy producers to get the most out of their soil nutrients—both on and off the farm. Carrie Laboski, associate professor and Extension soil scientist with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, says whether nutrient needs are being met by manure varies with the size...
Alleviate Stress An average day in a dairy cows life can be full of stress and strain. Karen Bohnert takes us on a journey to show how we play in intricate part in alleviating the stress in a dairy cows life.
Reducing Commercial Fertilizers Fertilizers are never a one size fits all application. Balancing fertilizers and regulations can also play into the mix of decisions. Gary DiGiuseppe tries to answer some tough deciding questions when choosing to reduce your use of commercial fertilizers.
Paying it Forward: Passing a Dairy on to the Next Generation During difficult times a family may have to make some tough decisions. Tim Ackarman takes a look into some of those tough decisions and what discussions your family may need to have when looking into the future.