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Names in the News: Sue McCloskey

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Thursday, 05 February 2015 09:03

Sue McCloskeySue McCloskey and her husband, Mike, run Fair Oaks Farms, a 37,000-cow operation and agritourist park in Indiana. The farm and its cooperative, Select Milk Producers, is working in partnership with Coca-Cola to produce the milk-based product FairLife.


Are you measuring what you think you are with feed shrink?

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Tuesday, 03 February 2015 16:27

Feed accounts for more than 50 percent of the costs of milk production. There are numerous causes associated with feed shrinkage on a dairy. There can be losses of feed weight related to harvesting, delivery, storage, handling, mixing and delivering.


Extra benefits for attending dairy seminars at World Ag Expo

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Friday, 30 January 2015 15:13

Come to one of Progressive Dairyman’s seminars at World Ag Expo for a chance to win cash.

“Dairymen are really going to enjoy the new technologies that will be discussed in our seminars this year,” Progressive Dairyman Editor Walt Cooley says. “I’m really excited for the discussion about cloud-based herd management on Tuesday’s agenda.”


Farm tours and anaerobic digestion day added to 2015 Midwest Manure Summit

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Wednesday, 14 January 2015 15:17

The Midwest Manure Summit returns early in 2015. Held the last week in February, this biennial event will attract farmers and agri-business professionals from across the country to Green Bay, Wisconsin.


Planning for success one calf at a time at Ruedinger Farms Inc.

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Tuesday, 13 January 2015 10:22

Ruedinger farmsOver the past five years, Ruedinger Farms Inc. in Van Dyne, Wisconsin, has increased its herd size by 400 head. They now have 1,400 cows and 210 calves.

On average, the farm is milking 1,200 cows each day with one double-11 parlor. In order to keep everything running smoothly, efficiency, consistency and training are emphasized on the operation.


Video: Workshops explain how ongoing genomic research could improve fertility

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Thursday, 08 January 2015 12:07

Throughout December, extension educators from four universities across the country collaborated to provide dairy genomics workshops for producers, veterinarians and allied industry.



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