The cold months of winter are upon us, and all of us in the Upper Midwest look forward to days of green grass and tree buds. Spring brings new life and regeneration. In the dairy industry, spring has also brought more milk. This is mostly an old adage based on when milk production went up when cows were turned out on new, green pasture. The industry has largely gone away from pasture-based systems, however there is still generally more milk production in the spring than other times of the year.
At calving, cows have a sudden and urgent demand for colostrum and milk production that drives blood calcium down. During this critical period, a cow’s bones cannot respond quickly enough to replace the lost calcium. Through this, some cows will show clinical signs of milk fever and will require intravenous calcium supplementation. Others will not show clinical signs, but rather slip into subclinical hypocalcemia (SCH), which can be a silent robber of productivity and profitability.
Canada: 73% of U.S. Milk Price Is SubsidizedNew report sponsored by Dairy Farmers of Canada looks at the impact of subsidy programs on the U.S. dairy industry. For years the U.S. dairy industry has claimed that Canadian dairy producers are heavily subsidized through the country’s supply management program. This argument has been a key point in trade negotiations as the U.S. claims that the supply management system, and the Class & pricing system in place, creates an unfair playing field.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".