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About Everything Dairy

Everything Dairy encompasses dairy industry news, management, nutrition, calf care, protocols, and more for dairy producers and industry professionals. Also covered are animal welfare topics. Although I am not originally from a farm, I am completely my masters in dairy cattle nutrition and hope I can bring a unique voice to the agvocacy talk about to industry professionals!

How to start the “Ag Talk”

     A few days ago, I saw the movie Farmland, a documentary of 6 American farmers (both conventional and organic).  The film could not possibly cover farming in just over an hour, but it brushed on an array of topics … Continue reading

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Which Farmer Cares? Large, Small, Organic, and Who Cares About Bull Calves?

This post is not about debating safety/efficacy/research on GMOs, hormones, or antibiotics, but rather conveying that whatever you pick out in the grocery store CAME FROM A FARMER THAT CARED.  Fear-marketing, (which essentially implies that food produced in other methods is … Continue reading

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Milk replacer is milk replacer…right?

Chances are, if you are feeding milk replacer, you know there are benefits from not feeding whole milk.  Less bacteria, a more consistently balanced diet for the calf, etc.  But you also know milk replacer can be expensive.  And above … Continue reading

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Why Dairy?

In the dead of the winter in Minnesota, this is something we ask ourselves quite often,  “Why dairy?”   Most people, including myself, wonder why we would ever want to work through  -25F windchills, drifts of snow, through the cold … Continue reading

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