Below are the featured articles from recent issues of Hoard's Dairyman.


Jan. 16 2014
by Gary Sipiorski The author is the dairy development manager for Vita Plus of Madison, Wis. He is a member of the board of directors with Citizens State Bank of Loyal, Wis. a meeting with your accountant...
Jan. 15 2014
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Dec. 31 2013
Hoard's Dairyman began in 1885 and is published 20 times per year. Below are article features that have appeared in our 2013 magazines. If you would like to subscribe to our magazine, click this link....
Dec. 31 2013
Hoard's Dairyman began in 1885 and is published 20 times per year. Below are article features that have appeared in our 2012 magazines. If you would like to subscribe to our magazine, click this link....
Dec. 31 2013
Hoard's Dairyman began in 1885 and is published 20 times per year. Below are article features that have appeared in our 2011 magazines. If you would like to subscribe to our magazine, click this link....
Dec. 31 2013
There's no substitute for plastic on bunkers by Ev Thomas and Bill Mahanna Thomas is retired from the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute and president of Oak Point Agronomics Ltd.; Mahanna...
Dec. 31 2013
Antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals are among the most regulated products by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). And rightly so, as they do an incredible job of holding bacteria at bay while immune...
Dec. 31 2013
Lawsuits are underway against four Yakima, Wash., dairy families that, if successful, will set an environmental precedent that potentially threatens the existence of every farm - dairy or otherwise - in...
Dec. 19 2013
Growers Planting Pioneer® Brand Sorghum Hybrids Win Majority of National Categories in NSP Contest Growers planting Pioneer® brand sorghum hybrids recently won four of seven first-place finishes...
Dec. 13 2013
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Dec. 13 2013
December 2013 Hoard's Dairyman Bull List. Click the image or here for the December 2013 Hoard's Dairyman Bull List. This summary appears on pages 809 through 812 of the December 2013 issue of
Dec. 13 2013
From the moment of birth, calves learn how to interact with us. Make it a pleasant experience, and you'll have calmer cows when they enter the parlor. by Don Höglund, D.V.M. and Bonnie Beaver, D.V.M....
Dec. 13 2013
by Mark Stephenson The author is director of Dairy Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Throughout the year, I keep track of the changing dairy scene and make changes to my nearby forecasts...
Nov. 12 2013
The needs of commercial dairy producers, milk utilization and consumer preferences play major roles in the color of our national herd. by Calvin Covington The author is a retired breed association executive...
Nov. 12 2013
Because it has been so widely quoted, we have become numb to what was once a sobering statistic: we will need to feed 9 billion people by 2050. For many, this is not a reality we can easily wrap our heads...
Nov. 12 2013
The world has been the United States' dairy products export oyster in 2013. Droughts and other challenges experienced by others brought great opportunity to our doorstep, and U.S. companies responded with...
Oct. 22 2013
by Gary Sipiorski The author is the dairy development manager for Vita Plus of Madison, Wis. He is a member of the board of directors with Citizens State Bank of Loyal, Wis. Getting a firm handle on farm...
Oct. 22 2013
Agriculture has made great strides in reducing nutrient movement from our farm fields even though the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) relentlessly aims for tighter standards. From our vantage point,...
Oct. 22 2013
As consolidation continues, producers who remain in business will need to develop a plan to handle the mounting economic pressures. by Richard A. Levins While processors continue to consolidate, retailing...
Oct. 9 2013
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