New research could reduce milk spoilage, extending shelf life

The moment you place a carton, jug or bag of milk in your grocery shopping cart, you enter a race against the date stamped on the side — can you drink all this milk before it goes bad?

Usually, you have about a week to drink it up, but recently science has come up with […]

Surplus of commodities could mean dismal path ahead for many farmers

As farmers gear up for spring planting, those who sell crops on the commodities markets are preparing to lose money from low prices that are beyond their control. According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. net farm income is expected to drop to $54.8 billion this year, the lowest since 2002 […]

Monday links

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Animal Science

America Has A New Queen Of Milk Production. Meet Gigi, The ‘Diva’ Cow – KUNC A 9-year-old cow, who spends her days grazing at Bur-Wall Holsteins in Brooklyn, Wisconsin, Gigi […]

June is National Dairy Month

June is National Dairy Month and in celebration Neogen has created the below infographic to help you better understand the industry and milk production.

Waterbeds make dairy cows happier, more productive?

If we do someday all come back as cows, there would be few better places to come back than as a dairy cow on a Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada, farm.

As reported by CBC News, Ontario dairy farmer Steve Oosterhof believes that pampering his cows has significantly improved their production. The pampering includes resting on […]