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

California dairy cows
Jan 14, 2020

Jersey Sire Evaluations to Include Health Traits in April

The traits include: Displaced abomasum, milk fever, ketosis, mastitis, metritis and retained placenta.

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Jan 13, 2020

Crossbred Cows Skyrocket In DHI Herds

Crossbreds now make up 5% of cows on test.

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Jan 09, 2020

Wisconsin Loses 818 Dairies in 2019, Largest Decline in State History

Wisconsin, known nationally as the nation’s dairy state, lost 818 dairy farms in 2019, a full 10% of its dairy herds.

National Dairy Shrine
Jan 08, 2020

National Dairy Shrine Award Applications Due March 15

Candidates for Guest of Honor, Dairy Pioneers and Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder sought.

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Jan 07, 2020

Antibiotic Residues in Milk Continue to Drop

​​​​​​​Antibiotic residues in milk reached their lowest level in 24 years.

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Jan 02, 2020

Do Spiced Up Rations Really Work?

​​​​​​​New studies from Europe suggest spices can provide benefits beyond a more tasty TMR.

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Dec 30, 2019

Silage Hybrid Selection Key To Farm Profitability

Ask about about fiber and starch digestibility and milk making potential.

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Dec 26, 2019

Use a Stepped-Down Approach to Weaning

Using a stepped down approach in milk feeding should drive additional starter intake and reduce post weaning health problems.

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Dec 24, 2019

Florida Issues Santa Claus Animal Movement Permit

The permit is active between 8 p.m. tonight and 7 a.m. tomorrow Eastern time.