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


Oct. 8 2013
by Sarina Sharp The author is an economist with Ag Business Solutions and a market analyst for the Daily Dairy Report. Global demand for dairy products remains strong. As a result, international factors...
Oct. 8 2013
by Ev Thomas and Bill Mahanna Thomas is retired from the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute and is the president of Oak Point Agronomics, Hammond, N.Y. Mahanna is with DuPont Pioneer and...
Oct. 8 2013
Asking questions helps you zero in on why your business has changed and to focus future efforts. by Betsey Howland and Jason Karszes The authors are with Cornell University PRO-DAIRY Program. The top 20...
Sept. 22 2013
by Chad Dechow The author is an associate professor of dairy cattle genetics at Penn State University. Many breeders believe that today's cows lack the strength needed to withstand the rigors of high production....
Sept. 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. There appears to be a "shift"...
Sept. 22 2013
Many university budgets across the country have come under duress in recent years. While nearly all academic programs have felt the pain, programs viewed as traditional science - particularly ones with...
Sept. 18 2013
Patti J. Hurtgen joined the Hoard's Dairyman staff in December of 2009. In her position as Online Media Manager she is responsible for maintenance and updating of the hoards.com website, managing the Hoard's...
Sept. 18 2013
Ryan D. Ebert joined Hoard's Dairyman as the Art Director in 2007. Originally from a swine and poultry farm in Rio, Wis., he is no stranger to dairy processing, as his parents both worked for Associated...
Sept. 18 2013
Ali K. Enerson joined the Hoard's Dairyman editorial staff as Special Publications Editor in May 2013. She is in charge of Hoard's Dairyman books, plans and other dairy resources available for purchase....
Aug. 30 2013
Click to open the August 2013 Hoard's Dairyman Bull List This bull list appears on pages 577 to 580 of the September 10, 2013 issue of Hoard's Dairyman. Return to the Hoard's Dairyman feature
Aug. 30 2013
by Nate Donnay The author is director of dairy services at Informa Economics, Eagan, Minn. Sensitivity analysis is about asking "What if" scenarios. It involves the study of how uncertainty in the output...
Aug. 30 2013
Getting cows off their feet and into well-designed stalls can improve hoof health by leaps and bounds. by Tars Cheema Following a long career in dairy genetics, the British Columbia author now writes and...
Aug. 30 2013
Through the blending of genetic principles learned in his extensive studies and judging concepts he perfected as a student and later as a coach, Robert Walton forever changed dairy cattle breeding. by...
Aug. 23 2013
E-newsletter extends our dairy coverage (function () { var e = document.createElement('script'); e.type = 'text/javascript'; e.async = true; e.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https' :...
Aug. 20 2013
Welcome to Hoard's @ Expo! The staff at Hoard's Dairyman has prepared this section just for youwith pre-show stories, schedules, history, photos and our Hoard's @ Expo blog. We'll be posting new content...
Aug. 19 2013
by Charles E. Gardner, D.V.M. The author, from Orefield, Pa., is a veterinarian with a master of business administration degree (MBA). He is a business development manager with Cargill Animal Nutrition...
Aug. 19 2013
Curds and whey. Those two words are more than a short line in a nursery rhyme. Curds and whey are the two main products of cheesemaking, as 100 pounds of milk yields 10 pounds of cheese and 90 pounds of...
Aug. 19 2013
Shredlage can elevate your forage's physically-effective fiber content and improve kernel processing. by Luiz Ferraretto and Randy Shaver The authors are a graduate research assistant and professor/extension...
Aug. 6 2013
After nearly two years of debate and one failed vote for passage in June, the House of Representatives passed a farm-only farm bill in mid-July. Not only does this version not address food assistance which...
Aug. 6 2013
Review these ten decisions to determine if you can find additional income or reduce expenses on your farm or with your clients. Be a detective and make long-term economic decisions. by Michael F. Hutjens...