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In some circles, increased dairy cow culling and the trend toward more dairy farmers breeding a percentage of their dairy cows and heifers to beef sires has raised concerns over the impact on U.S. beef supplies. Latest data from University of Wisconsin – River Falls ag economics professor, Brenda Boetel, and research assistant, Jared Geiser, shows the importance of dairy-beef to the total U.S. beef supply, but also puts some of those concerns to rest.

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As I travel around the country working with youth to hone their fitting skills, the one area everyone wants to know more about is how to get a straight, full topline and how to complement that with just-right belly hair.

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No matter the state of the industry, the dairy community rallies together every year for June Dairy Month. What started as an effort to promote drinking milk and help boost demand has become a tradition of thanking farmers across the country for the delicious dairy foods we enjoy.

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U.S. milk quality – measured in terms of somatic cell counts (SCC) – improved again in 2018, based on an annual summary of Dairy Herd Improvement (DHI) test-day results.

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