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


Oct. 9 2012
by Jeff Stevenson The author is professor of animal sciences at Kansas State University, Manhattan. Is it getting more difficult to successfully A.I. breed dairy cows? That was the question posed by colleagues...
Oct. 9 2012
by Mary Ledman The author is a market commentator and editor of the Daily Dairy Report. Dairy industry veterans have long memories. Many in our industry have weathered a number of economic storms that...
Oct. 9 2012
The United States has maintained a commodity market focus. But by studying New Zealand's Fonterra Cooperative, we see that entering the value-added market could provide combined advantages. by Bill Dobson...
Sept. 19 2012
by Mark Hardesty, D.V.M. The author is a partner in Maria Stein Animal Clinic, Maria Stein, Ohio. Grandma Hardesty gave us the pennies from her purse. We dutifully divided them equally, even with the cousins...
Sept. 19 2012
by Rick Grant The author is president of William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute, Chazy, N.Y. We know that dairy cows and rumen microbes do not have an actual starch requirement. Rather, rumen...
Sept. 19 2012
Making more milk is not the answer as the law of diminishing returns kicks in this year. by John Hibma The author is a dairy nutrition consultant for Central Connecticut Cooperative Farmers, who previously...
Sept. 6 2012
The links listed below have been supplied by dairy marketers and other industry organizations. The information provided here has not been edited, verified or endorsed by Hoard's Dairyman. 7.19.2013 Z Tags...
Sept. 5 2012
Hoard's Dairyman Farm Tour Milking Parlor Listen to learn more about milking. Click the link. The farm milks three times each day The Guernseys average 19,000 M The Jerseys average 20,000M
Sept. 5 2012
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Aug. 31 2012
2011 Expo Brown Swiss Champion You can right click to download. You can then upload to your facebook page or your own youtube channel. I am not a professional videographer, but thought at least you'd enjoy...
Aug. 31 2012
Not long ago the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known to most of us as food stamps, was the political grease that encouraged urban legislators to vote for the farm bill. This summer the dynamics...
Aug. 31 2012
Make parlor trips peaceful Two or three times a day, free stall herds move cows from their home pen to the holding pen. By keeping a routine and using cows' natural tendencies, we can keep the trips low...
Aug. 31 2012
Sampling rumen fluid from fistulated cows is part of the routine at the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center in Wisconsin. The center has need for a unit for intensive nutrition. Flat or down pretty much...
Aug. 27 2012
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. 22 2012
The beef checkoff, through a partnership between the Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative (NEBPI), the New York Beef Council and the South Dakota Beef Council, hosted 30 dietetic interns and registered...
Aug. 13 2012
by Chad Dechow The author is an associate professor of dairy cattle genetics at Penn State University. The primary focus of USDA's Animal Improvement Program Laboratory (AIPL) has been conducting research....
Aug. 13 2012
With few exceptions, price trends have been in synch. by Calvin Covington The author is a consultant and retired Dairy Cooperative CEO. Common questions I received from dairy farmers over the years include:...
Aug. 13 2012
by Mark Hardesty, D.V.M. The author is a partner in Maria Stein Animal Clinic, Maria Stein, Ohio. I grew up on a dairy where all the employees had the same last name and, except for Grandma, all lived...
Aug. 11 2012
Download 100 year anniversary booklet by clicking the link. PBS ad page size is 5.5" x 8.5" 36 total pages Cover is 4-color; pages 2-36 are all grayscale File is a high res PDF with crop marks
July 30 2012
In the past two months, our editorial travels have taken us through the heart of the Corn Belt. Our personal observations match USDA's recent assessment which indicates our nation's corn crop is in critical...