Why Are Dairy Operations Changing Management of Calves?

When it comes to management of calves, more dairy producers are turning to a group house, group fed system. “That is a different management approach than how the calves caring for calves as opposed to what traditionally has been done in the past many years and how to house them individually and outside what’s called […]

USDA: Drop Of Small Dairy Farms Continues

Even before the financial challenges of the last two years, contraction of small and even medium sized dairies had been underway for some time.According to the 2017 Consensus of Agriculture, there were over 30,000 operations with fewer than 200 dairy cows, a drop of roughly 10,000 in roughly a decade. USDA Research Economist, James MacDonald, […]