Ben Laine discusses uncertainties in the dairy industry, what producers might expect in the coming months, and the need for dynamic risk management strategies.
A driving force for any sow operation is to ensure continued profitability and performance but producers will face ever-increasing challenges and opportunities as the next few years unfold.
Paying closer attention to heifer management impacts the farm in both the short and long term.
Illinois farmer Matt Friend was intrigued when he was able to use the Valley Plant Insights system on one of his center pivots.
Keeping animals healthy should start by setting them up in conditions that minimize disease pressure.
Dairy cow numbers could be at a plateau, with expected lower prices into next year and an expected increase in feed prices putting pressure on already stressed margins, according to RaboResearch.