Jim DickrellDairy Editor

Jim Dickrell was named editor of Dairy Today in 1989 and associate publisher in 2007, and is based in Monticello, MN, northwest of Minneapolis. He has 30 years of publication experience, and also operated his family’s Wisconsin family dairy farm for three years following graduation from the University of Wisconsin—River Falls. He holds a Masters Degree from Hamline University, St. Paul, MN. In addition to traveling extensively within the United States covering the dairy industry, he has visited Europe, Canada and Mexico on numerous assignments for Dairy Today.    Dickrell is a past president of the National Mastitis Council, a

Jim Dickrell was named editor of Dairy Today in 1989 and associate publisher in 2007, and is based in Monticello, MN, northwest of Minneapolis. He has 30 years of publication experience, and also operated his family’s Wisconsin family dairy farm for three years following graduation from the University of Wisconsin—River Falls. He holds a Masters Degree from Hamline University, St. Paul, MN. In addition to traveling extensively within the United States covering the dairy industry, he has visited Europe, Canada and Mexico on numerous assignments for Dairy Today.    Dickrell is a past president of the National Mastitis Council, a

Articles By Jim Dickrell

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Apr 03, 2020

Should You Keep Every Heifer That Calves?

Each culling decision should be a bit individualized, based on a heifer's genetic background and health history.

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Apr 02, 2020

How Many Heifers Do You Need?

The actual number of heifers you need to maintain herd size can be quite surprising.

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Mar 30, 2020

Health Insurance Options for Farm Families

Check here for options if you lose your off-farm health insurance.

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Mar 30, 2020

NMPF Coronavirus Page Adds Employer Section

The page also expanded its Spanish-language resources to meet member needs as farmer economic and workforce situations rapidly evolve

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Mar 25, 2020

Go Into Dairy Loss Mitigation Mode NOW

Due to the uncertainty in markets, University of Minnesota economist is urging dairy farmers to lock in prices now.

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Mar 19, 2020

Pasteurization Inactivates COVID-19

For health reasons unrelated to COVID-19 virus, a person should never drink raw milk.

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Mar 17, 2020

Checklist for Making Selective Dry Cow Therapy Work

Selective dry cow therapy can be done, but is not for the faint of heart.

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Mar 16, 2020

Are Your Over-Vaccinating Calves?

Use vaccines strategically, not as cure all.

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Mar 10, 2020

World Dairy Expo Announces 2020 Award Winners

These honorees have made instrumental contributions to the dairy industry and their communities.