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Dairy royalty in the making

Katelyn Welgraven

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On May 13, Midwest Dairy released the names of the 10 finalists in the running to be crowned this year’s Princess Kay of the Milky Way. Candidates were selected …

In the wake of the evolving animal health situation created by highly pathogenic avian influenza in dairy cattle, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human …
WASHINGTON — Within 25 years, exports of U.S. dairy products have increased nearly sevenfold. Today, almost 20% of U.S. dairy production is exported, which means that one in six tankers of milk …
MARATHON, Wis. — A robotic milking system has been on the radar at Draeger Dairy near Marathon for nearly a decade. After years of contemplation, 12 Lely Astronaut A5 robotic milking units …
BARRON, Wis. — For most of her life, Summer Hammann has been developing the skills of observation, decision making and defending her rationale — all through her involvement in dairy …
MADISON, Wis. — In an annual contest emphasizing critical on-farm thinking, the team from the University of Wisconsin-Madison came out on top this year. The team of four dairy science …
WAVERLY, Minn. — Three generations of the Duske family worked together to face the challenge of a busy day of spring fieldwork and farm chores May 13 near Waverly. Garret Duske was joined …
Columns

Positive momentum for Class III milk

Rabobank senior dairy analyst Lucas Fuess said the cheese market has been squeezed, supporting Class III milk prices. “What I think has happened lately is a combination of weaker cheddar …

  • Scout early, often for alfalfa bugs

    A mild winter, periods of warm, dry weather and early south winds have led to reports of high bug …

  • Adapt or adopt

    What’s the difference between adapt and adopt?   Both are action verbs with the …

  • Big, small joys

    Sunshine. Lilac blossoms. Occasional showers. Emerging corn. Fluffy baby chicks. A flood of new …

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Recipes
Beef, cream cheese bagelwich
12 ounces cooked beef (such as steak, roast, pot roast or deli roast beef), thinly sliced 4 thin-style flavored bagels or regular bagels, split 1/3 cup cream cheese 2 tablespoons nonpareil capers 8 …
Cheeseburger macaroni casserole
1 pound lean ground beef 1/2 cup onion, chopped Whole-wheat elbow macaroni or   penne or rotini pasta 1 medium tomato, chopped 8 ounces tomato sauce 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt, optional 1/4 …
Strawberry frozen yogurt squares
1 cup crunchy wheat and barley cereal 3 cups fat-free strawberry yogurt 1 bag (10-ounces) frozen unsweetened strawberries (about 2 1/2 cups) 1 cup fat-free …
Queso dip
2.5 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon corn flour/cornstarch 1/2 tablespoon butter 1 garlic clove, minced 1/4 small white onion, finely chopped 13 ounces evaporated milk 1 small tomato, finely …
Fruit pizza
1 roll Pillsbury sugar cookie dough 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup halved or quartered strawberries 1 cup fresh blueberries 2 kiwis, peeled, halved …