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Being the first farmer in New Jersey to begin bottling fluid milk for direct sales, bringing jugging back to the state after a decade-long absence, is quite the accomplishment for young dairy farmer Jared Weeks. Weeks, along with his wife, Treacy, owns Hun-Val Dairy in Hunterdon County. The dairy began bottling their own fluid milk in 2015 and expanded into ice cream, exclusively made with milk from their herd.

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As farmers, we frequently find ourselves serving as our own service and repair departments. With apologies to highly trained and experienced service personnel reading this, there are times when we are better trained than the employees at a local dealership.

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The FDA annual analysis shows dairy consumers remain safe when it comes to animal drug residues in milk.

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Two hundred and 50 dollars. That’s what a single case of clinical mastitis could be costing you. If you’re like most dairy farmers right now, you could find many uses for an additional $250.

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Two very different ways of milking cows can teach us some of the most basic lessons for maintaining low somatic cell counts (SCC) and achieving milk quality goals.

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Harvesting high-quality milk involves interactions among humans, cows, milking equipment and the environment. Implementing and training staff on milking routine standard operating procedures can influence the outcome, but efforts in the parlor shouldn’t end there.

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