Dairy Farmers


Area counties reflect the worrisome state trend of declining numbers of dairy farms

Area counties reflect the worrisome state trend of declining numbers of dairy farms

Dairy farms are declining in Wisconsin, including in Eau Claire, Chippewa and Dunn counties, which are down a combined 27 herds compared with the start of 2017.

By: Ben Rueter

Source: Leader-Telegram

Link: http://www.leadertelegram.com/News/Front-Page/2018/01/14/Area-counties-reflect-the-worrisome-state-trend-of-declining-numbers-of-dairy-farms.html


When It Comes To The Sex Of Cattle They Breed, Dairy Farmers Take No Chances

The business of providing sex-selected semen to dairy farmers is fraught with court cases and patent fights.
In the commercial cattle business, girls rule. Cows give milk and meat. Bulls do not.

By: Shelly Brisbin

Source: Texas Standard

Link: http://www.texasstandard.org/stories/when-it-comes-to-the-sex-of-cattle-they-breed-dairy-farmers-take-no-chances/


Frederick’s Farms: South Mountain Creamery keeps dairy ahead of the curve

As the number of dairy farms in Frederick County has dwindled, one family has remained determined to to find a sustainable solution for milk.

By: Samantha Hogan

Source: The Frederick News-Post

Link: https://www.fredericknewspost.com/places/local/frederick_county/frederick/frederick-s-farms-south-mountain-creamery-keeps-dairy-ahead-of/article_0b1f6041-66b7-549d-8da4-088001815ef2.html


Heritage cows provide unique cheese and beef for niche market in Tasmania

After making cheese in the early 2000s before turning his hand to brewing beer on Tasmania’s Bruny Island, one cheesemaker has taken the next step of establishing his own dairy farm using heritage breeds.

By: Nick Bosly-Pask

Source: ABC

Link: http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/rural-news/2018-01-15/heritage-cows-feature-in-new-cheesery-dairy/9323544


Farmers’ experiences: 3 very different routes of entering dairy farming

The face of the Irish dairy industry has changed; the loosening of milk-quota shackles in 2015 gave many farmers the opportunity to expand and grow their dairy businesses.

By: Seán Cummins

Source: Agriland

Link: http://www.agriland.ie/farming-news/farmers-experiences-3-very-different-routes-of-entering-dairy-farming/


Glanbia milk price bonus ‘fully justified’

The 1.1c/L bonus for all milk produced between July and December of last year announced by Glanbia Ireland late last week has been described as “fully justified”.

By: Conor Finnerty

Source: Agriland

Link: http://www.agriland.ie/farming-news/glanbia-milk-price-bonus-fully-justified/


Kerry milk price held for the fourth month in row

Kerry has become the latest processor to reveal its December milk price; it decided to hold its milk price for the fourth month in a row.

By: Conor Finnerty

Source: Agriland

Link: http://www.agriland.ie/farming-news/kerry-milk-price-held-for-the-fourth-month-in-row/


Wisconsin farmers hope millennials will take over for the 500 dairy farms lost in 2017

SAUK CITY, Wis. – Over the last several years, Wisconsin has seen thousands of dairy farmers leave the industry. New statistics show the state lost more than 500 farms in 2017.

By: Amanda Quintana

Source: WISC-TV / Channel 3000

Link: https://www.channel3000.com/news/wisconsin-farmers-hope-millennials-will-take-over-for-the-500-dairy-farms-lost-in-2017/684096875