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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Aug 03, 2020

Body Condition Score Still Key to Reproduction

Changes in body condition score during the transition period can dramatically affect reproductive outcomes.

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Jul 29, 2020

One Month Left to Apply for Coronavirus Payments

To date, $1.286 billion have been paid to dairy farmers.

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Jul 14, 2020

Princess Kay of the Milky Way Coronation To Go On Despite Pandemic

Judging will be done August 10 - 12.

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Jul 14, 2020

Mike Opperman Named New National Dairy Shrine Executive Director

Opperman replaces David Selner, who is retiring.

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Jul 14, 2020

Beef Embryo Transplants Offer Potential Over Dairy/Beef Crossbreds

Transplants could create unique, year-round beef marketing opportunity for dairy herds

ACAM-Will Dairy Meet Its Reduction Goal
Jul 10, 2020

3 Myths About Livestock and Climate Change Debunked

Animal agriculture could actually become climate neutral, says Frank Mitloehner, an air quality specialist with the University of California-Davis

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Jul 08, 2020

Even Short Term, Heat Stress Can Be Costly

Using the right data to find and fix the problem is critical.

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Jul 06, 2020

Extended Dry Periods Offer Opportunities, Risks

Candidates for extended dry periods are younger, lower risk, healthy cattle.

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Jul 01, 2020

August Holstein Calving Traits Will Look Vastly Different

To avoid the problem in the future, both the genetic and phenotypic bases for calving ease traits will be updated at the same time.