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When you live in a rural area, it’s common to receive visits from neighboring animals. Dogs, cats and even cows or horses sometimes range freely between neighboring farms with little concern for property lines and are usually sent back home with relatively little trouble.

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As the labor market in the dairy industry continues to tighten, employers are forced to become more creative in attracting employees. One option that many farmers have contemplated is offering housing. For the right farm, and the right manager, housing can be an excellent choice to put your farm above the rest. We’ve listed three pros and cons to help you decide if it’s the right decision for your farm.

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The Quality Milk Alliance (QMA) and the Southeast Quality Milk Initiative (SQMI) are two USDA projects focusing on improving milk quality in the U.S. The two projects are similar but use different methods to determine what producers are doing well and not so well when it comes to producing high-quality milk.

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On every dairy, there are a few key phrases that you can shout across the barnyard in a single breath or mutter discreetly out of your mother’s hearing that are usually met with appreciative chuckles or a groan and a few choice words. We have gathered a few of these gems for your enjoyment. Does anything sound familiar?

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Liquid manure can be costly to handle and haul long distances, causing dairy farms to consider alternative options to just storing everything in a lagoon.

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With the objective to develop novel waste-to-resource technologies capable of converting organic wastes into value-added fuel and chemical products, Dr. Dana Kirk, Ph.D., P.E. in biosystems and agricultural engineering at Michigan State University, had his work cut out for him.

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