Maureen Hanson

Articles By Maureen Hanson

Holstein heifer herd check
May 08, 2020

Springers Steady in Open Markets

Holstein springer values held their own compared to last month in most parts of the country.

COVID19
May 08, 2020

Kohl: Transforming the “Black Swan” into a “Phoenix”

The total impact of the COVID-19 crisis on American agriculture is far from a final assessment.

Yearling Heifers
May 08, 2020

Early Breeding of Heifers May be Weighing You Down

Just because a heifer can get pregnant to calve at 21 months doesn’t necessarily mean she should be bred that early.

Weaned Heifers
May 07, 2020

#WeanCleanTM Focuses on Healthy Lungs for Dairy Calves

A set of lungs that becomes damaged in calfhood will impair a dairy heifer for the rest of her life.

Alfalfa and corn field on a cloudy evening at sunset
May 07, 2020

How to Price Standing Hay

One of the “normal” elements of this highly abnormal time is the fact that hay-making season soon will commence throughout most of the country.

Heifers Eating
Apr 09, 2020

Dairy Replacement Market Dwindling

Despite many aspects of American society grinding to a halt, livestock auctions continue in various formats.

Feeding calf with bottle of milk
Apr 09, 2020

Milk Replacer Mixing Requires Precision

It’s a fairly simple task, but one that requires more attention to detail than you might think.

Dairy Steers
Apr 09, 2020

Dairy Beef Quality Assurance Training: 24/7, Online

The Beef Quality Assurance program’s Dairy Animal Care and Quality Assurance and Dairy Cattle Care modules are available online, anytime, and free of charge.

Farm Kids
Apr 08, 2020

Helping Kids Manage Farm Stress

These are challenging times for all of us, but it’s important to remember that our own stress reflects on our children, too.