Maureen Hanson

Articles By Maureen Hanson

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.

Calf in jacket starter
Apr 07, 2020

Salmonella Dublin Threat May Be Growing

Veterinary diagnostic labs are reporting an increase in Salmonella Dublin isolates from U.S. dairy farms.

Midwest Veal
Mar 18, 2020

Why the U.S. Veal Industry is Poised for Resurgence

The dairy industry’s reinvented cousin is the veal business, an entity staging an exciting second act after years of decline.

Dairy Heifers Headlocks Feedbunk
Mar 09, 2020

Dairy Replacements Join Other Ailing Markets

While not likely as a direct result of the global coronavirus situation, dairy replacement markets nonetheless joined other commodity and financial markets in a sickly state over recent weeks.

Dairy Beef Calf Crossbred
Mar 09, 2020

Beef-on-Dairy Decisions, Opportunities

Breeding a subset of the dairy herd to beef sires is a growing trend in the U.S. dairy business.