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Current Progressive Dairyman Digital Edition

The third issue of Progressive Dairyman focuses on feed, forages and nutrition. Find out what you can expect from 2018 silage and how you should feed it. See these four concerns about feeding large quantities of concentrate in automated milking systems. Or get the basics of why DCAD diets work, and whether there is a difference between partial- and full-DCAD diets.

Another focus of this issue is finances, margin and risk. Find out how you can increase revenue and cash flow.

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Progressive Dairyman Issue 1 2019

January 1

The first issue of Progressive Dairyman features an unconventional subject, dairy breweries. See how one operation established a brewery on-farm to increase income. Or find out how a distillery was able to turn milk byproduct into a smooth vodka – it is selling out quickly. Lastly, check out this milk byproduct that’s fermented like beer.

Also included is calf and heifer raising. Follow these four tips to help your calves de-stress, and find out how many replacement heifers you need to raise to stay profitable. In this climate, it’s not ideal to raise more than needed.

Also do not miss our columnists, Yevet Tenney, Ryan Dennis and Tim the Dairy Farmer.

Progressive Dairyman Issue 2 2019

January 19

The second issue of Progressive Dairyman focuses on management, including organic management. Learn how to articulate why your farm exists, or learn how to solve problems within your farm partnership by reading “Five Fingers” by Mark Andrew Junkin. Also, hear from Editor Karen Lee about how to achieve more on your farm by carving out a time each week to strategize.