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The transition period can be a stressful time in a dairy-cow’s life. Poor environmental conditions, an inadequate diet, pen changes and more can hinder immune function and cow performance. There are four key ways to better manage transition cows.
A U.S. tech company says its fully electric smart tractor doesn’t necessarily need a driver to operate it; it’s the world’s first.
Farmers request farm-gate increase
Doosan Bobcat has launched a new all-electric Bobcat T7X compact track loader, stating it’s the first such vehicle in the world. Unveiled earlier this year at the CES tech show in Las Vegas, the new T7X won two awards for innovation during the event.
A proverb states that two wrongs don’t make a right, but scientists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service are finding that when it comes to cattle feed, two negatives can be a positive.
This June 2022 periodical update provides a market outlook for dairy, cattle, wheat and other key commodities, and gives an overview of what developments to watch in the upcoming months in North America. To be continued in the July 7 of Agri-View. Visit research.rabobank.com for more information.
The U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards program recently recognized a class of seven farms, businesses and partnerships for socially responsible, economically viable and environmentally sound practices and technologies. Hosted by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy the program since 2012 has r…
SAXON, Wis. — Shane Wyzlic had plenty of excuses not to head into a war zone.
Research regarding choline supplementation was originally scheduled to start in early 2020 at the University of Wisconsin- Emmons Blaine Arlington Dairy Research Center. A pandemic called COVID shut it down; it was a total shutdown of all new research at the university.
ARLINGTON, Wis. -- Fire crews from multiple departments battled a blaze June 26 at a barn at the University of Wisconsin-Arlington Agricultural Research Station. The fire was contained to one large structure that housed farming equipment and hay; no people or animals were injured, said Marc …
In spite of the COVID shutdown the University of Wisconsin in 2020-2021 performed one of its biggest studies ever done with dairy cows. The focus was on the little-understood effects of choline on transition cows.
CERESCO, Wis. – Named for Ceres, the God of Agriculture, Ceresco in Fond du Lac County was a six-year utopian adventure that failed because of its prosperity.
Alice in Dairyland host sought
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Food Program warn that acute food insecurity is likely to deteriorate further in 2022 in 20 countries or situations. They’re called hunger hotspots.
HERBSTER, Wis. – Sometimes we just don’t see the good in the familiar. We tend to take some things for granted. But when we look closely we can see just how important the familiar can be.
CHILTON, Wis. – The journey toward implementing conservation practices can intimidate farmers, especially those with no prior experience. But networking with other farmers and sharing experiences has given Mitchell Schaefer the confidence to try them on his farm.
Climate change, growing threat
Soil samples in North Dakota indicate reduced levels of overwintering wheat midge larvae – cocoons -- for the 2021 season. A total of 2,070 soil samples were collected from 22 counties in the fall of 2021 to estimate the statewide risk for wheat midge in the 2022 wheat growing season. The di…
WASHBURN, Wis. – Folks speak wistfully of a time when a sense of community existed in our nation, when people helped each other. They supported local farms and farmers by purchasing from them. Folks knew the farmers and they knew where the food they ate came from. Supply chains were short an…
Soybean-oil prices have spent the past 18 months at record prices, leaving end-users searching for solutions. In a flashback to the food-versus-fuel debates of ethanol a decade ago, the American Bakers Association has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce biofuel mandates …
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will allow Conservation Reserve Program participants who are in the final year of their contract to request voluntary termination following the end of the primary nesting season. Participants approved for the one-time, voluntary termination won’t be require…
Paying more attention to feed-efficiency indexes when selecting sires for dairy herds will help compensate the current escalating costs of feed being witnessed. Around the world feed, fertilizer and energy costs have reached record levels that are decimating profits on dairy farms. Even thou…
WAUPUN, Wis. – United Cooperative and the city of Waupun finalized a developer’s agreement June 14 for a $100 million investment. The investment is to eventually include a soybean-processing facility in the Waupun Industrial Park on the city’s southwest side.