Milk price outlook

2020-03-26T10:56:44-05:00March 26, 2020|Western Edition|

by Sally Colby

Commodity risk analyst Katie Burgess, Blimling and Associates, works with clients across the dairy supply chain to build and execute risk management strategies. She tracks on-farm margins across the U.S., and also monitors global milk production economics. (more…)

Improving the tie stall barn

2020-03-26T10:37:40-05:00March 26, 2020|New England Farm Weekly|

Committing to what’s already there

by Sally Colby

Dairy farmers who want to increase herd size or make barn improvements have several choices: grow the herd and construct new buildings, or maintain the same herd numbers and refurbish an existing barn. Those who have tie stall barns may have penciled in a plan to convert to free stall housing at some point, but milk prices made that option impractical. (more…)

A strong start with deep pedigrees

2020-03-26T10:35:10-05:00March 26, 2020|Mid Atlantic|

by Sally Colby

Laura Holtzinger grew up on a dairy farm in south-central Pennsylvania, and Matt Linehan was raised on a Jersey farm in Wisconsin. Both of their parents strived for outstanding herd genetics, and both Laura and Matt picked up on that aspect of purebred dairy cattle when they were showing as youth. (more…)

Nutrition during transition

2020-03-26T10:25:22-05:00March 26, 2020|Mid Atlantic|

by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

Nutrition during the transition period of lactating cows can make a big difference in animal health. Jonas de Souza, Ph.D., of Perdue Agribusiness Animal Nutrition, presented “Fatty Acid Nutrition During the Transition Period” as a recent webinar. (more…)

Clean data means accurate data

2020-03-13T10:56:17-05:00March 13, 2020|Western Edition|

by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

WATERLOO, NY – Staying clean is pretty hard for many farmers to do. But keeping “clean” data is vital for determining an accurate yield potential database.

Jodi Putman, field crops specialist with Cornell’s Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team, presented “The Processing/Cleaning of Soybean Yield Monitor Data for Standardized Yield Maps Across Farms, Fields and Years” at the recent Soybean & Small Grain Congress. (more…)