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


March 4 2013
If we use a multi-prong approach to better hoof health - much like our udder health plans - we can see less disease and lameness, paired with more milk. by Gerard Cramer, D.V.M. The author is owner of...
Feb. 28 2013
The Marathon County Holstein Breeders, in coordination with the Wisconsin Holstein Association, hosted the annual Adult Holstein Convention at the Stoney Creek Inn in Rothschild, Wis., February 22-23,...
Feb. 27 2013
by Chad Dechow The author is an associate professor of dairy cattle genetics at Penn State University. The Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory (AIPL) at USDA releases DHI statistics every year. Those...
Feb. 27 2013
While science has greatly enhanced our ability to improve human health and longevity, Mother Nature has also provided us with many mechanisms to ward off disease. Our zeal to utilize products that kill...
Feb. 26 2013
Domestic markets to face slower growth Over the next decade, the majority of new opportunities in dairy product sales will come from Asia and other developing markets. A panel discussing future dairy opportunities...
Feb. 26 2013
Dairy producers who come to the 2013 PDPW Business Conference for the cutting-edge dairy science and herd health information can also expand their learning horizons into the people side of dairying. The...
Feb. 8 2013
California and Wisconsin account for 34 percent of the nation's milk. However, market forces impact milk checks differently. by Brian W. Gould The author is a professor in the department of agricultural...
Feb. 6 2013
Mclanahan video
Feb. 5 2013
Hoard's Dairyman Editorial: it's time to overhaul immigration Our citizenry and its elected representatives must come to grips with the fact that our country has a broken immigration structure. Continuing...
Feb. 5 2013
Hoard's Dairyman Editorial: Abrupt plant closure highlights a larger problem If there was ever an industry-wide wake-up call that the fluid milk sector is in dire need of innovation, it would be the demise...
Feb. 5 2013
Congressman David Valadao is a partner in his family's 1,700-cow dairy operation. While his new job forced him to take a back seat on the dairy, he is excited to represent us in Washington. Whether he's...
Jan. 31 2013
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Jan. 28 2013
Raw milk has become a popular topic in recent years. Hoard's Dairyman has collected articles from our past issues to better help producers and consumers understand the ongoing debate behind of raw milk....
Jan. 28 2013
Consumers say they hear the warnings about raw milk, but they don't care. A recent article in the San Jose Mercury News highlighted one of the head-shaking realities that the dairy industry is up against...
Jan. 28 2013
Those who support the legalized sales of raw milk do so with a zeal and passion that is rarely seen in our industry. Despite proponents' strong personal beliefs, science is not on their side. A study recently...
Jan. 28 2013
by Adelaide Kretzing The Kretzing family owns and operates a dairy farm near Loysville, Pa. I wanted to write regarding a true story about my husband. It has been a very hard time for our family. Our two...
Jan. 28 2013
It ought to be an old saying by now: Consumers have the right to make choices, but expect some of them to be dangerous or stupid. In the case of raw milk, consumers are doing both. This time, though, the...
Jan. 28 2013
Health risks are real. Nutritional benefits are nil, according to food specialists. by Lorre Kolb The author is a journalist with the University of Wisconsin. Pasteurization is the safest, most effective...
Jan. 18 2013
by Mark Hardesty, D.V.M. The author is a partner in Maria Stein Animal Clinic, Maria Stein, Ohio. Dave and I were working through a calf raising evaluation form developed by one of our drug companies....
Jan. 18 2013
AS 2012 drew to a close, the prospects of a new farm bill gaining final approval splintered as House leadership refused to bring it forward for a vote. While most components of the expiring farm bill were...