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Postal service mail delays are becoming increasingly common. In fact, the USPS is currently experiencing unprecedented nationwide slow downs. These delays are affecting all mailed reports, particularly those from processing centers. If you are experiencing a delay in receiving your DHI reports, there are other options for receiving test day data: Web ReportsIf your records…(Read More)

For most herds, individual cow data is the foundation of cow management. DHI testing has been around for a long time. Like many service providers it has evolved to accommodate the changing needs of customers. If one of the following obstacles have kept you from testing, call us. It may be time to revisit Dairy…(Read More)

Congratulations to our outstanding Quality Milk Award recipients! Each year, we are pleased to recognize those members whose herds have maintained a rolling herd average somatic cell count of 175,000 or less in the previous calendar year. See the full list of winners here…(Read More)

While we have begun to see some improvement in milk prices, there are still some farms that are being asked to maintain a lower level of production than they are used to.  Many industry leaders have cautioned the importance of balanced production when it comes to sustaining an ideal milk price. Some are choosing…(Read More)

Dr. Chris Dutton, VMD, discusses the benefits of milk pregnancy testing vs vet checks and the role both can play on your farm. For additional assistance in using data to make decisions on your farm, email datadriven@dairyone.com. https://youtu.be/dyjsO2AOzu4…(Read More)

Carol Benway, Director of Dairy One DHI & Field Services, discusses which cows are eligible for milk pregnancy testing, how your DHI technician can help identify those cows, and what you can expect from results. For further assistance using data to make decisions on your farm, email datadriven@dairyone.com. https://youtu.be/x5nwzGp-wzk…(Read More)

MUN is another component (like protein and butter fat) that can be measured in milk. It is an important measurement because it indicates how effectively the cow is using the protein in her diet. MUN values that are higher than the recommended range generally mean the cows have too much protein in the diet or…(Read More)

Hear from Dairy One DHI and Field Services Consultant George Cudoc about the 5 things you should consider before drying off a cow early and how milk pregnancy can help. For assistance interpreting your data and using it to make decisions on your farm, email datadriven@dairyone.com. https://youtu.be/YD-cKjf5VtM…(Read More)

In these challenging times, many farms are being asked to reduce their production. A complete picture of production helps you make informed decisions about feeding, breeding, early dry off, and culling. When adjusting to meet new market conditions, consider the following goals:• Maximize components while lowering milk volume• Improve milk quality by monitoring individual cow…(Read More)

Most of you are familiar with the Farm Service Technician, or DHI Field Technician label. Some of you may even remember a time when we referred to the person who showed up at the farm, collected milk samples, recorded important data, tagged the calves, and left reports for them to use as a “tester”. The…(Read More)

At the beginning of September, Dairy One employees from our laboratories and Ithaca office visited Sunnyside Farms in Scipio Center, NY to see Dairy One services in action. Sunnyside is a customer of Dairy One on many levels, using our cameras, networks, software support, and DHI testing services. They are also a customer of our…(Read More)

By John Tauzel, Director of Business Development Last fall Dairy One launched a project to screen DHIA cow samples for Milk Urea Nitrogen (MUN). We then alerted farms that had over 50% of the cows in the herd outside of the normal recommended range (8-14mg/dl). We identified over 1,100 farms that had…(Read More)

The transportation and courier system covers about 14 states and is comprised of 25-30 couriers who drive more than 160,000 miles per month. This is the method by which the majority of Dairy One DHIA samples and bulk tank producer payment samples end up at the Dairy One Milk Laboratory every day. Rain…(Read More)

One of the best parts of my role at Dairy One is having the opportunity to work with a variety of different business units. This requires committing a large amount of time to gaining a better understanding of how all the different pieces of the Dairy One puzzle fit together. The first puzzle piece I…(Read More)

Increased Somatic Cell count (SCC) can be costly. Not only can these elevated counts decrease milk yield, they can also lower your milk premium. Working with a Dairy One Farm Service Technician can help you track individual SCC and tank contributions as well as identify the financial costs and opportunities surrounding SCC. These financial opportunities…(Read More)

by Chris Dutton, VDM Recent trends in weather and milk prices have lead many farms to increase focus on their heifer-raising enterprises.  Forage shortages due to drought in parts of the Northeast will mean higher purchased feed costs, and current milk prices have diminished margins at the farm, leaving no room in the budget…(Read More)

Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA) is a national association that helps dairy producers create and manage records and data about their cows for use in making management decisions. The associations were originally organized by state, and as with many services, have consolidated into regional services. The services that DHIA programs offer have also grown over…(Read More)

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