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


Jan. 18 2013
They set out to reinvigorate a brand. In the process, Domino's revitalized the entire pizza category. Through teawork, Domino's and DMI partnered to improve pizza taste and quality. The relationship started...
Jan. 7 2013
Select Sires Job Opening: Multimedia Communications Specialist Select Sires Inc. is seeking an innovative multimedia communications specialist to develop multi-channel digital marketing outreach communications...
Jan. 3 2013
Researchers from around the globe gathered in Canada to discuss breeding better Holsteins. The ongoing investigations will benefit all breeds as we learn more about the bovine genome. It's an event that...
Jan. 3 2013
Whether you are buying or renting, escalating land prices should cause everyone to run careful calculations before signing on the dotted line. It is somewhat unlikely that incomes would rise if interest...
Jan. 3 2013
Winning forage entries don't make winning rations 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,...
Dec. 11 2012
by Mark Stephenson The author is director of Dairy Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Every year, about this time, I spend extra effort developing my outlook for dairy. Every year a story...
Dec. 11 2012
Technology isn't always electronic by Mark Hardesty, D.V.M. The author is a partner in Maria Stein Animal Clinic, Maria Stein, Ohio. Three years ago, one of my Christmas gifts was a ColdGear shirt. The...
Dec. 11 2012
Now that the election is over, we urge Congress and the President to get down to the business of compromise. In farm circles, estate taxes should be top of mind in addition to the farm bill. It has been...
Nov. 14 2012
Time Running Out for Legislators to Improve Dairy Farmer Safety Net The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) today joined more than 230 other farm, agriculture and food groups in urging Congress to...
Nov. 8 2012
by Donna Amaral-Phillips, Maurice Eastridge and Bill Weiss Amaral-Phillips is an extension professor with the University of Kentucky. Eastridge and Weiss are professors of animal science at The Ohio State...
Nov. 8 2012
While growth continues in many dairy product categories, including cheese, fluid milk is garnering attention due to its decades-long downward consumption trend. Domino's helped move an additional 6.6 billion...
Nov. 8 2012
Focus on fertility pays big dividends for the five Platinum winners of the Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council's Reproduction Award competition. Carefully following protocols; keen heat detection; comfortable...
Oct. 30 2012
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Oct. 30 2012
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Oct. 29 2012
California, Georgia, Illinois and Oklahoma FFA members win $4,000 award Amid celebration of 3,247 FFA members earning their American FFA Degrees after demonstrating the highest level of commitment to FFA...
Oct. 27 2012
Oct. 22 2012
by Chad Dechow The author is an associate professor of dairy cattle genetics at Penn State University. Discussing the ideal size for a cow can be a contentious topic. Some prefer large cows because their...
Oct. 22 2012
If you don't have IT, work on IT by Mark Hardesty, D.V.M. The author is a partner in Maria Stein Animal Clinic, Maria Stein, Ohio. She has the IT factor," said the voice of the veterinarian who trained...
Oct. 22 2012
Being tight with a buck may bring the highest net per cow and hundredweight, but with high-quality management, profit is still possible. by John Hibma The author is a dairy nutrition consultant for Central...
Oct. 18 2012
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