University of Wisconsin news
Growing up on his father Arnold Bielema’s farrow-to-finish pig farm in Whiteside County, Bret Bielema learned early to admire and respect the farm’s veterinarian, Dr. Sampson. That was among the many lessons Bielema learned during his years on the family farm near Prophetstown.
The Holstein steer production system begins with the bull calf.
Wisconsin farmers say spring planting is ahead of schedule this year.
Cover crop successes and challenges were featured in a recent field day at the Illinois State University Research Farm. Nicholas Heller, ISU assistant crop sciences professor, led a tour of three cover crop systems that looked at seeding, management and benefits.
Farmers stay working for longer than those in other professions. As they age, it’s important to make healthy living a priority.
A small backyard garden can serve as an oasis for pollinators, including bees and butterflies. “My message is that you should plant gardens,” said Karen Oberhauser, director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, during a webinar.
If foot-and-mouth disease infects U.S. livestock herds, market disruption will be significant.
Versatility was a strong driver for consumers when making meal choices in 2020.
Resiliency is a forgotten part of management for some farmers. “The need for resiliency is usually not immediate, it’s important, but not something that urgently needs to be done now,” said Kevin Bernhardt, professor and farm management specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Methane produced by livestock is different from greenhouse gases produced by other sources.