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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Nov 06, 2019

Yields Critical to ‘Grow or Buy' Decision

The key is good records, and then knowing what it is costing you to raise feed.
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Nov 05, 2019

Calf Care Gets More Emphasis in FARM 4.0

The new requirements take effect January 1, 2020.
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Oct 30, 2019

2020 Dairy Margin Coverage Enrollment Now Open

Enrollment for the 2020 calendar year opened this week and ends December 13.
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Oct 29, 2019

USDA Offers Temporary Changes To DMC Intergenerational Transfer Rule

The production history can be increased up to 5 million pounds.
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Oct 24, 2019

Holstein Inbreeding Reaching Moderate to High Levels

Four fifths of Holstein calves born in 2018 now fall in the moderate to high category, which is 6.25 to 12.5%
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Oct 16, 2019

Accelerated Milk Replacer Helps Calves Later On

The accelerated milk replacer provides about twice as much dry matter per calf per day as traditional replacers.
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Oct 10, 2019

FDA Proposes Banning Over-the-counter Antibiotic Sales

The ban is not immediate and will take at least two years to implement.
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Oct 10, 2019

World Dairy Expo Concludes Another Successful Run

More than 62,000 people attended, including 2,133 international guests from 94 countries.
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Oct 02, 2019

$303 Million in Dairy Margin Coverage Payments Made in 2019 So Far

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) reports that the Dairy Margin Coverage program will pay out just under $303 million in 2019 to 22,631 dairy farmers. That’s an average payment of $13,385 per enrolled farm.