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Compared to other livestock commodity futures, milk futures rebounded somewhat faster than expected from the COVID-19 price dive in late March and April. Cautious optimism began to creep into the dairy market as milk futures rose through May and June. Of course, mailbox prices do not equal futures prices.

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Good health and well-being of farm team members is paramount to a farm’s sustainability. As part of a mini-series focused on Alltech’s global sustainability goals, the company offered a virtual panel discussion on June 25, highlighting health and wellness from a Canadian perspective.

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Within the last few years, we’ve taken a more critical look at the relationship between forage fiber particle size and forage digestibility. Researchers at the Miner Institute in New York have explored the concept of reducing particle size of forages with lower fiber digestibility to improve animal performance.

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Kylie Konyn is ambitious, open-minded, eager to connect consumers to where their food comes from, involved in lots of committees and holds too many titles to count. The catch? She is only 17 years old.

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“The dairy producer plays a critical role in veal production,” said Dr. Jessica Pempek, animal welfare specialist and assistant professor at Ohio State University. “Establishing the foundation for superior calf health and performance really begins on the dairy farm at birth.”

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Establishing and teaching protocols for crucial farm tasks forms the foundation of training farm employees.

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