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


Aug. 6 2013
Dairy demand exists. Are we poised to take advantage, or will processors continue to take the lead? by John Hibma The author is a dairy nutrition consultant for Central Connecticut Cooperative Farmers,...
July 30 2013
We have an app for Expo The free app is available: In the Apple App Store (iPhones and iPads) Google Play (Android devices) Users of BlackBerry and all devices can visit http://m.core-apps.com/wdexpo-13...
July 18 2013
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July 5 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. We are going on the fourth...
July 5 2013
Hoard's Dairyman Editorial: Farm bill's future appears bleak The path to a new farm bill hit a major roadblock last month following a failed 195 to 234 vote for passage. In the final count, 62 mostly conservative...
July 5 2013
Classified pricing and pooling were created in the 1800s because the combination was better than a flat milk pricing structure. Do those conditions that made it "better" back then still exist today? by...
June 24 2013
These resources are Dairyman Extras from our July issue on page 470. Milking and mastitis Milking procedures: USDA-APHIS-NAHMS Dairy Milk quality and milking resources: University of Wisconsin Cleaning...
June 24 2013
by Louis P. Longo The author is a retired Connecticut dairy farmer and co-op leader who wrote a regular column, The Business Side of Dairying, in this magazine for 12 years. He has been active in SCORE...
June 11 2013
Headlocks for group feeding provide a different twist in the Holts' "fresh as outdoors" calf barn. by Hoard's Dairyman staff Brian and Bob Holt keep a sharp eye on each of the calves in their new tunnel-ventilated...
June 11 2013
As dairy farms continue to consolidate, intuition would suggest that those who still milk cows would garner more collective marketing power. Unfortunately, even swifter-paced mergers in both processing...
June 11 2013
Yes, California's pricing system is killing its dairies Leading cheese maker believes the reason isn't low prices, but the system itself. By Hoard's Dairyman Staff If the headline of this article looks...
June 11 2013
Lameness and lying time are linked If your stalls keep cows from 12 hours of daily rest, lameness rates are likely to rise. by Tars Cheema Following a long career in dairy genetics, the author now writes...
May 30 2013
CWT Assists with 300,000 Pounds of Cheese Export Sales Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted three requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America and Northwest Dairy Association...
May 29 2013
Jason Yurs has served as the Hoard's Dairyman Farm Manager since 2002. In this role, he oversees the daily operation of the nationally recognized Guernsey and Jersey herds. He trains and manages employees,...
May 23 2013
Bio-Vet, Inc., and Keller, Planners, Architects and Builders, broke ground today for a new manufacturing and office building for Bio-Vet in Barneveld, WI. Construction of the building, to be located at...
May 20 2013
In moving beyond the current government-sponsored dairy safety net, margin risk insurance would consider milk prices and feed costs. That combination would offer the greatest assistance when producers...
May 18 2013
by Valerie J. Eubanks Ryman and Stephen C. Nickerson The authors are in the animal and dairy science department, University of Georgia, Athens. Mastitis control during hot summer months is important to...
May 18 2013
Hoard's Dairyman Editorial: Swapping one European protection for another As Europe prepares to transition towards a free market dairy economy void of production caps by 2015, we still have our doubts....
May 18 2013
Food, water and energy are among the major resources required to satisfy mankind's basic human needs. Ensuring there is enough of these to go around was the focus of a well-publicized United Nation's Food...
May 16 2013
April's genetic evaluations ushered in a new era by Chad Dechow The author is an associate professor of dairy cattle genetics at Penn State University. Last month brought some fairly significant changes...