Proud of the herd


by Sonja Heyck-Merlin

Third-generation Vermont dairy farmer Guy Choiniere was in survival mode when he and his wife decided to transition the farm to organic. It was 2003, and that decision began a journey from survival to today’s thriving

It pays to cool


by Sally Colby

Heat has negative implications for dairy cow comfort and productivity, but there’s also clear evidence that heifer calves born of heat-stressed dams have lower productivity.

Dr. Jimena Laporta, assistant professor in lactation physiology, University Wisconsin-Madison, addressed