Agriculture is not the only bond the family shares. Brenda Dutcher and their four children have all served as members of the National Guard.
When dairy buying patterns shifted dramatically during COVID shutdowns, it exposed flaws in the Federal Milk Market Order system. Those pricing regulations will be the subject of a forum Oct. 14-16 in Kansas City, Missouri.
When your vehicle check engine light appears, you know your vehicle requires maintenance. Sometimes, livestock producers wish that their animals were similarly hardwired to warn of internal problems. Remote monitoring systems are making that wish a reality within the dairy industry.
Farmers and ranchers raising calves now have access to the free Calf Care and Quality Assurance (CCQA) program online at www.calfcareqa.org.
Feeding cattle industrial hemp may have a beneficial effect on their welfare – a reduction in stress and increasing the times when they lie down – according to a new study by Kansas State University.
There are still questions to be answered before definitive answers can be given, but overall the outlook for the dairy industry for 2022 is optimistic.
Located in Alma, 40 miles west of the capital city of Topeka, the creamery has been in in the Alma community since 1946. The cheese factory, works closely with Ohlde Dairy in Linn, Kansas to creates yellow and white cheddars, and jack cheeses.
It’s still important for the livestock industry to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, expert Frank Mitloehner said, but his research, which is gaining acceptance among climate and environmental experts, shows that livestock production is not the environmental culprit it has been made out to be.
Barbara O’Brien, president of Dairy Management Inc. and CEO of the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, has been named the next CEO of DMI.
Clesham became frustrated with the volatility of the Irish beef sector, something American beef farmers know all too well. So, looking at the books, he felt after 23 years, it was time to go back to dairying.
As summer temperatures begin to increase, dairy producers should combine management and feed strategy changes to mitigate production loss due to heat stress.
“We realize that without a new processing facility, Nebraska cannot grow its dairy sector and then we couldn’t discover new markets for our farmers.”
The dairy industry is meeting the Gen Z generation where they are, and lately that means on social channels like TikTok, YouTube and Twitch.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is updating livestock insurance policies to improve options for producers and to create additional opportunities for producers to participate.
Don’t let the old adage “April showers bring May flowers” become “April showers bring May mastitis” on your dairy. Dealing with seasonally wet weather can create environmental mastitis challenges if you aren’t using best management practices. Let me share four key focus areas that can help s…
Holstein Association USA is pleased to announce the promotion of Barry Cavitt to National Sales Manager. Cavitt is an experienced leader, communicator, motivator and collaborator equipped to foster an accountable, effective and dynamic sales team. He succeeds Steve Peterson, who retired afte…
Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, one of the largest dairy co-ops in the country, urged Congress today to help broaden the milk options children have in school.
Cooperatives Working Together member cooperatives accepted 11 offers of export assistance from CWT that helped them capture sales contracts for 1.133 million pounds of Cheddar, and Monterey Jack cheese, and 628,318 pounds of butter. The product is going to customers in Asia, the Middle East,…
Jerseys do not produce as much milk as Holsteins, but they are well-known for having a high percentage of components like protein and butterfat.
YouTube influencers helped dairy tremendously during the pandemic to promote dairy to the newest generation and influence their opinions on farming in general.
Cooperatives Working Together member cooperatives accepted 23 offers of export assistance from CWT that helped them capture sales contracts for 753,981 pounds (342 metric tons) of Cheddar, Gouda, and Monterey Jack cheese, 723,116 pounds (328 metric tons) of cream cheese, and 6.7 million poun…
NEW ULM, Minn. – With a better-than-average growing season in Brown County, Fritsche Dairy has enough feed for the 2020-21 winter months.
As dairy margins continue to squeeze, farmers already practice new and more efficient ways to produce milk, California dairyman Steve Maddox said, noting those efforts mean dairy farmers now using a tenth of the land they used to use to produce a gallon of milk.
Although milk and dairy products saw dramatic consumer increases during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic this spring through summer, 2020 will be firmly cemented as an unprecedented rollercoaster for the dairy industry.
“Milk is wonderful all together,” said Lloyd Metzger. “But there are so many wonderful components in milk.”