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Well, 2019 is over and with it 819 dairies went out of business in Wisconsin alone. Some might say, it is the evolution of the industry; some might say, “They were poor producers.”

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With the conclusion of 2019, a full-year profile of each Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) becomes clearer. One of the biggest changes in 2019 was the inclusion of California as an FMMO for a full year. California is unique in many ways, and certainly its federal order is unique to the FMMO system.

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Producers can capitalize on available reproductive technologies to breed efficient, profitable cows. Multiple ovulation-embryo transfer (MOET) and ovum pick-up and in-vitro fertilization (OPU-IVF) are two such technologies that offer producers the ability to obtain offspring from high net merit females and bulls to achieve faster genetic progress.

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Twelve years ago this January, I completed my first half marathon in Phoenix, Arizona – a fact I admit has absolutely nothing to do with dairy. But the following day, I attended a federal court hearing in Phoenix that many in the dairy industry watched and followed with more than a passing interest.

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Note: This information applies specifically to the New Holland BR Series balers.

Most net issues are mechanical in nature. The two most common causes are dull knives and insufficient brake tension against the roll of net.

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Scours – it’s an unwelcome but far too common problem on many dairies today. Thanks to education and development of new products, tremendous strides have been made in reducing the severity and number of calves lost due to the main causes of calf scours.

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