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


May 16 2013
Delegates to the biannual National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS) once again defeated a proposal to reduce the Grade A somatic cell count (SCC) limit from the current 750,000 cells per...
May 16 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 6 2013
Brain health and memory emerged as a winner from the EU Article 13.1 health claims list as the link between nutrition and cognitive performance strengthens in the scientific literature. Read more in
April 29 2013
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April 26 2013
Business Opportunities | Computer Services | Dairy Cattle | Dairy Goats | Dogs | Equipment/Building | Farm Equipment | Farms For Rent | Farms For Sale | Farms Wanted | Financing | Hay-Bedding-Feed | Help...
April 19 2013
California's pricing system is killing its dairies Some are already gone. More will follow. The big question is, how many can be saved? by Hoard's Dairyman staff The greatest milk-producing machine the...
April 19 2013
by Mary Beth de Ondarza and Ralph Ward de Ondarza has a dairy nutrition consulting business, Paradox Nutrition, LLC, in West Chazy, N.Y.; and Ward is president of Cumberland Valley Analytical Services,...
April 19 2013
To ensure the dairy industry will thrive, we must focus on transferring vital knowledge, developing the proper skills and providing valuable experiences. by Michel A. Wattiaux The author is a professor...
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April 10 2013
Most schools still hand out report cards. Every other business measures itself with ratios. The dairy business should not be any different. by Gary Sipiorski The author is the dairy development manager...
April 5 2013
Merle Howard Award 2011 Merle Howard Winner: Karen Anderson, Minnesota Karen Anderson, a talented Guernsey youth from Lester Prairie, Minn., is the eighth winner of the Merle Howard Award. The honor is...
April 4 2013
by Robert D. Wellington The author is senior vice-president, economics, communications and legislative affairs, Agri-Mark, Inc., Lawrence, Mass. Farm milk prices are in great flux this spring. Nationally,...
April 4 2013
Hoard's Dairyman Editorial: FDA petition would expand product options Dairy has been long governed by a series of rules known as "standards of identity." While these federal requirements have protected...
March 22 2013
Abby J. Bauer joined the magazine staff as an Associate Editor in February 2013. She covers animal health, dairy housing and equipment and nutrient management. Previously, Abby worked for 6-1/2 years as...
March 19 2013
Stuart Huntley has accepted a position as senior research associate microbial bioinformatics with DuPont Pioneer in Johnston, Iowa. In this role, Huntley will work with the Pioneer Forage Additives research...
March 16 2013
The three c's of farming Character, capital and conditions are critical considerations for anyone who wants to farm in the future. by Charles Crave The author started on a 43-cow rented farm and currently...
March 16 2013
Children start out as avid milk drinkers. Then consumption plunges as youth approach their teen years and flock to other beverages. While many reasons could be at play, we can't help but think packaging...
March 16 2013
We're creating cow islands Our milk production is moving west, north and away from populations. But the trend west is slowing, and more areas are losing milk than gaining. by Mark Stephenson The author...
March 4 2013
New possibilities emerge for innovation, alliances and joint ventures to reshape dairy's flagship product. by Tom Gallagher The author is chief executive officer of Dairy Management, Inc. The gallon jug...
March 4 2013
Inbreeding, and more importantly its consequences, has long been a concern of breeders as it reduces production, lowers fertility, causes more stillbirths and leads to fewer days in the herd. While genomics...