Winter 2021 Spartan Dairy Newsletter
Stay in touch with the latest dairy news and research at MSU
2021 dairy program booklet
Check out the 2021 dairy program booklet
But they’re family!
Families working together on the farm experience great benefits, but in can also present unique challenges.
On-farm employee trainings available for Michigan dairy farms
The MSU Extension dairy team has multiple employee training programs available for dairy farms in Michigan.
Learning the art and science of cheesemaking
Using science and craftsmanship, cheesemakers produce cheese with unique flavors and textures that delight consumers. These can be the basis for a successful business for those who learn this ancient skill.
Join the MSU Extension Dairy team on the Virtual Coffee Break podcast
Rolled out in spring 2020, this podcast series provides fresh content that can help you keep learning as you go about your day.
Feed Saved - The next step in breeding a more efficient cow?
Introduction of the Feed Saved trait allows dairy producers to tackle feed costs though genetics.
Benthem Brothers Dairy announced as 2021 MSU Dairy Farm of the Year
The award is given by the Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University.
New skills your farm or food business will need to develop due to COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic may have set the stage for some labor opportunities to arise.
A new online record keeping tool is available for conservation planning
The Computer Assisted Nutrient Management Planning Program (CANMaPP) is a free, online record keeping tool available to help track on-farm conservation practices.
MSU researchers receive grants to study dairy cattle health
$500K grants will be used to study BLV, dairy cow reproduction
The economic impact of duration of antibiotic treatments for mastitis
It rarely pays to extend antibiotic treatment for mastitis beyond label directions.
Who is substituting milk with plant-based beverages and why?
In a recent study published in the Journal of Dairy Science, we surveyed 995 U.S. households to understand whether Americans are consuming milk, plant-based alternative beverages or both.
Welcome to our first issue of the Spartan Dairy Newsletter.
Animal science graduate student researches dairy nutrition
Ariana Negreiro first found her passion for dairy research as an undergraduate student at Michigan State University.
AFRE senior learns the business side of the dairy industry
Agribusiness management student Lynn Olthof builds on her experiences from her grandparents’ dairy farm, 4-H and FFA.
Should we be feeding transition milk to dairy heifer calves?
New research from Michigan State University provides insight into the impacts of providing transition milk to calves early in life.