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Minnesota to require H5N1 testing for show cows

Minnesota’s Board of Animal Health will now require lactating dairy cattle to have a recent negative H5N1 test before going to fairs and exhibitions. The order takes effect Tuesday, June 18th.  The show cattle must have both a negative H5N1 test result and Certificate... Read More.

NW IL producer:  Mild winter good for cows; a concern for crops

A northwest Illinois cow-calf producer says the mild winter was great for calving season. Lou Lamoreux, who farms with his family in Carrol County, tells Brownfield… “Usually, you’re fighting mud and snow and blizzard conditions in February and March.”  He says, “We had one little... Read More.

USDA expects a little less milk, fewer cows in 2024

USDA has adjusted the 2023 dairy production and cow inventories downward, and they’ve lowered their 2024 expectations.  Friday’s supply and demand report shows 2023 milk production was lower than anticipated with fewer cows on farms and slower growth in milk output per cow. USDA... Read More.