BELLE PLAINE, Minn. – Minnesota had been a state for fewer than 30 years when Swan Halquist and his family began farming south of Minneapolis/St. Paul.
Who doesn’t love Breakfast on the Farm?
A special series from the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) is dedicated to clearing up misinformation about dairy.
With an outgoing personality, Baleigh Peterson loves meeting new people and setting off on a common path with others. She was just named the Minnesota FFA State Sentinel – a prestigious office that focuses on making guests feel welcome.
It’s hard to believe it’s only been a year since a new sickness was discovered.
Everyone in production agriculture keeps an eye on what’s going on in the dairy industry.
The Central Plains Dairy Expo has been canceled due to precautions over the spread of coronavirus.
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- The 2019 Great Minnesota Get-Together has begun and this year’s fair features a variety of discounts, special deal days and money-saving tools.
St. Paul, Minn. - The Minnesota Board of Animal Health encourages livestock owners to make sure their animals are healthy, and their livestock equipment is cleaned before departing to exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair this year. Each August and early September, the state fair hosts more th…
ST. PAUL, Minn. (Aug. 21, 2019) — Amy Kyllo, a 19-year-old college student from Byron, Minn., representing Olmsted County, was crowned the 66th Princess Kay of the Milky Way in an evening ceremony at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Aug. 21.
ROCHESTER, Minn. – Minnesota is gearing up to host the second International Precision Dairy Conference. The conference features speakers, farmers and researchers from all over the world, focusing on new technologies and advancements in the dairy industry.
It was the last time dairy cows were milked on our farm.
ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for completing congressional approval of a new farm bill and sending to the White House a law that will provide important economic assistance to dairy producers in times of need. NMPF u…
ST. PAUL, Minn. – College students with an interest in dairy can now apply to be a dairy ambassador in one of eight states across the Midwest. The Dairy Ambassador program provides students with leadership opportunities to connect with consumers and share their dairy story while networking w…
DENVER, Oct. 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dairy farms with more than 1,000 cows now comprise nearly 50 percent of the dairy industry, up from only 29 percent the decade prior, showing consolidation of dairy operations has increased significantly. These larger dairy operations have taken adva…
LISBON, N.D. – After using their milking parlor for 31 years, Qual Dairy in Southeast North Dakota decided it was time to install a new facility – one that would require less manpower to run and make use of the latest technology. They decided upon a rotary robotic system, which is only the f…
A nationwide study into the health and management of pre-weaned, dairy heifer calves reveals now is the time calf caretakers need to take extra precautions against Giardia and Cryptosporidium.
When Noa Roman-Muniz was interning at Colorado State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital in 2001 and visiting local dairy farms, she noticed that managers were giving instructions to workers in English, but many of the employees were foreign-born Spanish speakers who clearly didn’t und…
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Gypsum recycled from manufacturing and construction waste has gained popularity as a bedding source for the dairy industry. Its proponents cite affordability, increased moisture absorption, low bacteria growth and soil benefits as reasons for its use.
WASHINGTON, June 12, 2018 – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the re-enrollment deadline for the Margin Protection Program (MPP) for Dairy will be extended until June 22, 2018. The new and improved program protects participating dairy producers when the margin – the dif…
The 2018 Minnesota All Breeds Convention ”Seven Breeds-We Are Stronger Together” will be held March 9 and 10 at the Willmar Conference Center, 2800 East Highway 12, Willmar, MN.
Dairy farms have taken their share of low prices during the last three years, and that’s making it necessary for dairies to consider steps to improve the bottom line.
Litchfield, Minn. - “Leadership for Successful Employee Management”, a labor management workshop, will be taught at the Meeker County Court House. Nathan Hulinsky, Extension Educator; Bob Milligan, Professor Emeritus; and other Extension educators will teach the three-session course.
AMES, Iowa – Merck Animal Health is adding to their Dairy Care 365TM online training program. To help producers protect their cattle and prevent disease, a segment on biosecurity was added and Merck Animal Health is introducing a concept they are calling “bioawareism.”
For eight of the last nine months, Minnesota’s 2017 milk production has been stronger than in 2016.