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Biofilms-Biological Foe

Biofilms are all around us. Biofilms are defined as microbial growth on a solid surface and may harbor bacteria, viruses, and protozoa that may cause disease in calves. In the Heifer Blueprint factsheet Biofilms-Your Biological Foe, UW-Extension Oconto County Agriculture Agent Sarah Mills-Lloyd discusses the impact of  biofilms and how to properly clean feeding equipment […]

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2018 June Dairy Situation & Outlook

Professor Bob Cropp’s 2018 June Dairy Situation & Outlook  full report is now available for download at UW Understanding Dairy Markets.  The following is an excerpt from the report… ….But, the market appears to be negatively reacting to U.S. decision to place tariffs on Mexico steel and aluminum and tariffs on a number of China goods and products. In […]

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Biofilms-Biological Foe

Biofilms are all around us. Biofilms are defined as microbial growth on a solid surface and may harbor bacteria, viruses, and protozoa that may cause disease in calves. In the Heifer Blueprint factsheet Biofilms-Your Biological Foe, UW-Extension Oconto County Agriculture Agent Sarah Mills-Lloyd discusses the impact of  biofilms and how to properly clean feeding equipment […]

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Understanding the Farm Income Statement-Part 2: Accrual Adjustments and Interpretation

Accrual adjustments are made on the income statement to better reflect earned profitability performance of the farm business. In the Financial Management Factsheet Understanding the Farm Income Statement-Part 2:  Accrual Adjustments and Interpretation,  UW-Extension Taylor County Agriculture Educator Sandy Stuttgen discusses how accrual adjustments are made in the income statement and what the income statement calculations reveal. Understanding […]

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Focus on Agriculture: Milk Your Energy Savings

Agriculture energy expenditures in Wisconsin amount to roughly $681.4 million each year. Farmers are constantly striving to eliminate unnecessary energy expenses, while still maintaining a safe and productive business. Lower milk prices have had a big impact on dairy farms considering ways to reduce their expenses and keep their business profitable. Even with making some […]

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