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Feed specialist addresses grazing dairy herd nutrition PDF Print E-mail
Features - Consultants
Written by Tamara Scully   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 11:09

A dairy herd grazes in Vermont.Dairy farmer Mike Thresher is also a dairy specialist with Morrison’s Custom Feeds. Thresher has been working with both organic and conventional dairy producers in Vermont for more than a decade.

Thresher has found that more dairy farmers are becoming interested in grazing – and that myths and missteps abound when opting to graze the herd.

Sharemilking provides a good start into dairy for anyone PDF Print E-mail
Features - Producers
Written by Alisa Anderson Raty   
Monday, 14 April 2014 15:30

Cattle grazing in a field“We identified three factors that make it difficult for young people to get started in grass-based farming. They take on too much risk, they don’t have enough management capabilities – especially when running a business – and they don’t have enough equity,” says Altfrid Krusenbaum, a dairy farmer from Elkhorn, Wisconsin.
HERd management: Think spring PDF Print E-mail
Features - Women in Dairy
Written by Christina Winch   
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 09:04

females_on_farmThis winter has been one for the record books here in southwest Wisconsin. We have endured record cold and plenty of snow.

Women share stories, advice at annual ag conference PDF Print E-mail
Features - Women in Dairy
Written by Krista Stauffer   
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 11:35

On March 15, 2014, women across Washington, Oregon and Idaho gathered for Washington State University’s third annual Women in Agriculture Conference. The live feed reached more than 500 women in 28 locations. The primary focus was how to manage change in your operations.
Global producers speak on business structure, land prices PDF Print E-mail
Features - Producers
Written by Progressive Dairyman Editor Karen Lee   
Friday, 28 March 2014 14:31

Six dairy producers came together at the Global Dairy Summit to share what dairying is like in their part of the world. They included (from left to right) Tom Hoogendoorn, Canada; Dirk Young, U.S.; Lenny Kaplan, Israel; Berwick Settle, China; Bram Prins, the Netherlands; and Brian Anderson, Canada.The second annual Global Dairy Summit was held Feb. 6 at the Canadian Dairy XPO in Stratford, Ontario. Six producers gathered from Canada, the U.S., Israel, the Netherlands and China to enlighten others to what dairying is like around the world.
HERd management: The house the birds built PDF Print E-mail
Features - Women in Dairy
Written by Laura Flory   
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 11:22

females on a farmIt was one day last summer I first caught a glimpse of the little nest. I was feeding calves when I took notice of a beautiful bird sitting on a post just outside the barn.

I belong to... FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative: John Rettler PDF Print E-mail
Features - I belong to...
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 09:49

John Rettler is a member of FarmFirst Dairy CooperativeAge: 51

Location: Neosho, Wisconsin

History of your dairy, in a nutshell: My wife, Joann, and I started our own dairy farm (Tin Valley Farms) in 1999 in Neosho, Wisconsin. Since then, our four sons have helped on the farm and have expressed interest in being future partners. Today, we crop 1,000 acres of land, milk 180 cows and finish out all our bull calves. We also custom-harvest 1,000 acres.

Best on-farm fixes PDF Print E-mail
Features - Producers
Written by Progressive Dairyman Editor Peggy Coffeen   
Friday, 07 March 2014 08:30

Ryan lee and his homemade acidfied milk replacer feederRyan Lee
Edgerton, Wisconsin
Best on-farm fix: Homemade acidified milk replacer feeder



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