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


July 27 2012
by Bob Cropp The author is a professor emeritus and dairy marketing specialist at University of Wisconsin-Madison. At the beginning of the year, forecasts indicated lower milk prices for the first half...
July 27 2012
by Dan Undersander The author is an extension forage agronomist, University of Wisconsin-Madison. More than 60 percent of the United States has been affected by drought. In many of these water-deprived...
July 11 2012
by Mark Hardesty, D.V.M. The author is a partner in Maria Stein Animal Clinic, Maria Stein, Ohio. Normal calving progress is just 70 minutes long. If you do need to intervene, 30 minutes of pulling is...
July 11 2012
The Senate has devolved into a cemetery filled with burial plots of pending legislation as Democrats and Republicans can only agree on one matter - to disagree. That funeral procession ended in early June...
July 11 2012
Overcrowding sometimes seems to make economic sense, but at a certain level it hurts your cows and your bottom line. by Rick Grant The author is president of the William H. Miner Agricultural Research...
June 24 2012
Click on the link to hear an overview of the National Dairy Bowl Contest Helpful hints for moderators and judges.
June 19 2012
New Immigration Policy is a Welcome First Step Late last week, the Obama administration announced a change in immigration policy that could allow as many as 800,000 immigrants who came to the United States...
June 7 2012
"New corn silage utilization for dairy rations" webinar Date: July 9, 2012 presented by: Mike Hutjens, University of Illinois Brought to you by: Biotal Forage Inoculants Visit www.qualitysilage.com...
June 5 2012
As you may have heard, we're voting today in Wisconsin! Guernsey Calf (left) and Jersey Calf (right) This adorable Guernsey was born May 20, 2012 and sired by Grumpy. This cute Jersey is sired by Louie,...
June 1 2012
by Chris Atten and Carl Babler The authors are with Atten Babler Commodities, Galena, Ill. As a commodity price rally rolls over and a trend or cycle price high is identified, attention shifts to evaluating...
June 1 2012
by Jeff Stevenson The author is a professor of animal sciences at Kansas State University, Manhattan. How long do you wait before you start A.I. breeding your cows after calving? That is the very definition...
June 1 2012
In May, our genetic industry leaders - A.I., breed associations, and milk testing organizations - publicly shared the first of two draft documents that are to guide U.S. dairy genetic evaluations next...
May 15 2012
Before you buy, "stress test it" 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,...
May 15 2012
Fatal design flaws can be found in many nonengineered buildings. Check with your structural engineer before proceeding with your next project. by David Bohnhoff The author is a registered professional...
May 10 2012
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May 10 2012
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May 7 2012
After over two years of discussion, industry leaders have begun to publicly share draft documents which could one day guide U.S. genetic evaluations. The first document, known as the Cooperative Agreement,...
May 3 2012
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May 1 2012
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, Hammond, N.Y. Mahanna is with Pioneer, a DuPont Business,...
May 1 2012
by Scott Brown The author is a research assistant professor in the department of agricultural and applied economics at the University of Missouri. The elimination of the Western federal milk order sheds...