Randy Shaver honored for boosting farm productivity
Emeritus Professor Randy Shaver, who was selected as the World Dairy Expo's 2019 Person of the Year, helped Wisconsin dairy farmers learn to make great corn silage, improving returns per cow and per acre of forage.
Sustainable dairy project finds ways to lower emissions, boost profits
Researchers found that ideal cow genetics, improved feeding strategies and better manure management could allow dairy farms to cut greenhouse gas emissions while producing more milk with less feed.
UW Changes Lives: Veterinary Medicine keeps state’s dairy cows — and workers — healthy
The School of Veterinary Medicine is at the forefront of developing medical care to keep dairy cows healthy in the first place and treat them when they’re sick.
UW Changes Lives: “Dairy Partner” brings news to Wisconsin dairy workers – in English or Spanish
“We’ve tried to help readers recognize the differences in Wisconsin farm culture for someone from outside the region, who has a different cultural background, and how cultural differences can affect performance on the job.”
Bucky’s Tuition Promise could help families in depressed farm economy
A new UW–Madison program that provides free tuition for students from low- and moderate-income households comes at a good time for families struggling with the consequences of a depressed farm economy.
Helping cows keep their cool: Professor, dairy farm collaborate
A UW–Madison assistant professor of dairy science and Extension animal welfare specialist travels the state to meet with milk producers, processors and others concerned about the well-being of Wisconsin’s signature farm animal.
Researcher follows dairy cows’ carbon footprints from barn to field
A study by UW–Madison dairy scientists, engineers and agronomists to see how a cow’s breed and forage consumption affect the greenhouse gases generated by her gut and her manure.
UW students help run World Dairy Expo
About 100 UW–Madison undergraduate students, worked at the 2017 World Dairy Expo to make it run smoothly. The expo, which took place Oct. 3-7 at the Alliant Energy Center, is the nation’s largest dairy cattle show and trade show.
‘Virtual dairy farm brain’ aims to help farmers make smarter decisions
A UW team has set out to create an app to integrate all of a farm’s data streams in real time and use artificial intelligence to allow farmers to more easily analyze the information.
Simpler detection for ketosis helps support state dairies
“Advances like KetoMonitor help us keep the herd healthy, and allow us to stay competitive,” says Roxbury dairy farmer Mitch Breunig. “That’s the kind of help we really need.”
UW-Madison partners with WPT for show on new farming challenges
The University of Wisconsin–Madison and Wisconsin Public Television have partnered for “Wisconsin’s Homegrown Farmer,” a program about the challenges facing a new generation of farmers that will begin airing Sept. 8. Two of the farmers are Kat Becker and Tony Schultz of Stoney Acres Farms in Athens, Wis., which they made into an organic vegetable farm.
Happy hormone’s calcium connection may make cows and humans healthier
Serotonin is best known for eliciting feelings of happiness in the human brain, but scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have found the hormone plays a role in milk production in dairy cows — and may have health implications for breastfeeding women.
Boundless Together, Part 3
The third of four new commercials about UW–Madison will soon premier during a Badger football game. Learn more about the projects highlighted in the latest spot.