Dairy Situation and Outlook, May 20, 2020

Dairy Situation and Outlook, May 20, 2020 By Bob Cropp, Professor Emeritus University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension University of Wisconsin-Madison Milk price forecasts can change rather dramatically from one month to another. This is the situation between the April price forecast and the May forecast. In April it looked like the May Class III price […]

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Dry Cow Management Three Part Webinar Series

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension will offer a program for agribusiness professionals to provide information about best practices during the dry/transition period. The program will be offered as a three-part webinar series on Thursdays, May 28, June 4, and June 11, 2020. The transition from late gestation to early lactation is challenging for […]

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Looking Ahead for Dairy Webinar-May 21

Over the last couple months, the dairy industry has experienced increased turmoil.   We’ve heard about milk being dumped, grocery stores limiting milk purchases, dairy markets sliding, and processors asking farms for continued reduced milk production.  What is going on and what can we do to get through this? “Looking Ahead for Dairy” is the fifth webinar […]

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Dairy Situation and Outlook, April 21, 2020

By Bob Cropp, Professor Emeritus University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension University of Wisconsin-Madison COVID-19 resulted in the closing of schools, conferences, restaurants, food service, sporting events and other activities. The sales of milk and dairy products was seriously impacted, particularly cheese and butter. As people were advised to stay home retail sales increased as did […]

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Feeding Unpasteurized Milk to the Dairy Herd

In cases where a dairy producer is unable to ship their milk to a processor, this factsheet is to provide general information regarding the potential feeding of unpasteurized milk to the dairy herd. Before feeding unpasteurized milk, consult with your nutritionist and veterinarian or your local extension educator/agent. According to Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, […]

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Robotics Meeting Registration Deadline is Monday!

Building Our Dairy Future: Robotics Milking Systems Performance & Efficiency AMS FACILITY DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS – Jouni Pitkäranta, Architect, 4dbarn ECONOMICS OF AUTOMATIC MILKING & USER EXPERIENCES – Jim Salfer, Regional Dairy Educator, University of Minnesota Extension LABOR EFFICIENCY IN AMS BARNS – Jouni Pitkäranta, Architect, 4dbarn ROBOTS: THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UNKNOWN – Panelists: […]

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From Field to Barn

January 2020 Ag Newsletter Available

The January 2020 Ag Newsletter is now available! Click the link above for the following articles: Happy New Year Udder Cloth Towel Management Herbicide Comparison for Residual Waterhemp Control in Corn 2020 Wisconsin Farm & Home Award Applications Hay Market Report 12.23.2019 Save the Date: Pesticide Applicator Training Additional Links and attachments included this month […]

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From Field to Barn

December 2019 Ag Newsletter Available!

The December 2019 Ag Newsletter is now available! Click the link above for the following articles: Strategic Planning-Three Simple Questions Transporting Cattle & Cold Weather Organizing Your Financial Information for Farm Succession Proper Ventilation Crucial for Healthy Calves Save the Date: Building our Dairy Future: Robotic Milking Systems Performance & Efficiency Additional Links and attachments […]

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Register for the 2019 Dairy-Forage Day

Registration is open for the Fond du Lac County Forage Council & UW-Madison Extension annual Dairy-Forage Day. The agenda includes lunch and the following speakers: John Goeser, Research and Innovation Director of Animal Nutrition, Rock River Laboratories and UW-Madison Dairy Science Adjunct Professor “Optimizing nutrition programs after winter and tumultuous growing seasons” Wyatt Smith, Dairy Specialist, VitaPlus […]

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From Field to Barn

November 2019 Ag Newsletter Available

The November 2019 Ag Newsletter is now available! Click the link above for the following articles: Thanks-giving & Meeting Season Training Dairy Farm Workers Respiratory Health with Dusty and Moldy Grain Full Storage, Frozen Fields, and Mud: What Are The Options? SnapPlus Training High Moisture Shelled Corn App Hay Market Report – 11.12.19 Farmer to […]

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