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Top 17 of 2017 – The Bullvine’s Most Popular Articles of the Year


The Bullvine team is pleased to once again bring you the Top 17 most well-read articles in the three most popular sections of our website for the past year.   This list reflects content published from November 30, 2016  through December 1st, 2017 and is based on Google Analytics with over 2,500,000 monthly views from almost 2,000,000 unique yearly visitors.

Top 17 Feature Articles

  1. Pat “Cowboy” Conroy – Shooting straight and straight shooting
  2. Are Robotic Milking Machines Worth the Expense?
  3. The 12 Sires Available In 2017 That You Should Be Using in Your Breeding Program to Achieve Maximum Genetic Gain
  4. Top Type Sires With the “WOW” Factor for the Tan Bark Trail
  5. US Holstein Highlights – August 2017 – 7 Sires that remove the need for luck in your breeding program
  6. Trump Fabricates False Dairy War with Canada – US Dairy Farmers Stuck Paying the Price
  7. December 2017 Holstein US Proof Highlights – Delicious Delivers
  8. Canadian Holstein Highlights – August 2017 – Impressive Invasion of Top 10 Lists for LPI and Pro$
  9. US Holstein Highlights – April 2017 – Nine Sires that Stand Out of the Crowd
  10. Showmanship Judging Video – Your Guide To Judging Dairy Showmanship
  11. Canadian Holstein Highlights – April 2017 – Two New Number Ones in Town
  12. August Holstein Association USA Indexing Revisions – Will these changes to TPI do it for dairy breeders?
  13. Accelerated Genetics Merges with Select Sires – “The Force Grows Stronger!”
  14. North American Sire Usage: Time changes everything
  15. Are You Breeding for the Correct Conformation to Produce the Greatest Lifetime Profit?
  16. Use of Rumination and Activity Monitoring for the Identification of Dairy Cows with Health Disorders
  17. Has the Purebred Dairy Industry Lost Its Leadership?

Top 17 News Stories

  1. Largest Organic Milk Producer in the U.S. Isn’t Actually Organic at All
  2. Inside Almarai’s 46,000-head dairy farm in the Saudi desert
  3. Award-winning dairy calls it quits
  4. Undercover video shows farmworkers beating cows with metal rods. Police are investigating the dairy.
  5. Oregon mega-dairy owner charged with patronizing a prostitute, meth possession
  6. Animal rights activists begin targeting 4-H
  7. Reese Burdette Update January 23rd 2017
  8. The largest robotic dairy farm in the United States will go online in Michigan in 2017
  9. Snickerdoodle enjoying life at retirement home
  10. Protest Planned for World Dairy Expo
  11. Midwest Spring Show Grand Champions Come Home to Barn Fire
  12. Fire burns Burdettes’ barn near Mercersburg
  13. Farmers will lose their Milk supply contracts if caught doctoring their cows udders
  14. ABS Global Granted Permanent Injunction Against Sexing Technologies
  15. Undercover Video Captures Abuse at Pennsylvania Dairy
  16. Floating Dairy Farm Being Built in Holland
  17. Dairy farm worker found dead in manure holding tank

Top 17 Dairy Cattle Shows

  1. International Holstein Show – World Dairy Expo 2017
  2. Royal Holstein Show 2017
  3. International Red & White Show – World Dairy Expo 2017
  4. International Jersey Show – World Dairy Expo 2017
  5. International Junior Holstein Show – World Dairy Expo 2017
  6. Le Supreme Laitier – Holstein Show 2017
  7. Eastern Fall National Holstein Show 2017
  8. 2017 Expo Printemps Quebec Spring Holstein Show
  9. Midwest Spring National Holstein Show 2017
  10. 2017 Swiss Expo Holstein Show
  11. Ontario Summer Holstein Show 2017
  12. New York Spring International Holstein Show 2017
  13. Royal Jersey Show 2017
  14. British Columbia Spring Holstein Show 2017
  15. Maxville Holstein Show 2017
  16. Wisconsin State Holstein Show 2017
  17. Royal Red & White Holstein Show 2017

The Bullvine Bottom Line

A lot has changed since 2012, (Read more: The Top 10 of 2012 – The most read articles of 2012) in both the dairy industry as well as here at the Bullvine.  Looking ahead to 2018, there is no question things will continue to change.  It certainly has been a very busy year and these 17 articles were among the most talked about in the industry.  Thanks again for your continued readership and support.


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