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September/October Dairy Partner/El Compañero Newsletter

The 2018 September/October Dairy Partner/El Compañero Newsletter is now available online.  This month’s newsletter focuses on fall harvest tips and feed management.   The Dairy Partner/El Compañero is a UW-Extension newsletter designed for dairy farm employees.  Written in both English and Spanish, the newsletter provides basic information about dairy cows, farm safety, and personal health to individuals who work […]

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October 8 Hay Market Report

The October 8th  University of Wisconsin-Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Hay Market Demand and Price Report for the Upper Midwest is now available at https://fyi.uwex.edu/forage/h-m-r/. Demand and Sales Comments The hay market this week was a few dollars less this week. Top quality hay continues to bring good prices. Round bales and lower quality hay are discounted. […]

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Dairy Farm Stress Webinar Series : Financial Focus on Farm Efficiency

Dairying is being impacted by this ever changing livestock industry not just locally, but around the world. Successful farms focus on farm efficiency. Profitability through Efficiency is Long Term Key to Success, but during tough times, cash flow is king and often needs the most attention. In Webinar II of the Dairy Farm Stress Webinar […]

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Calves on Autofeeders Cost a Little More

The cost of raising dairy calves and replacement heifers is very significant on Wisconsin dairy farms.  Calculating the costs associate with raising dairy calves and heifers is an essential part of dairy business management. In the Hoard’s Dairyman August article Calves on autofeeders cost a little more, UW-Extension St Croix County Agriculture Agent Ryan Sterry […]