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


Dec. 15 2014
The combination of more cows, more milk and lower international product prices could place downward pressure on U.S. milk prices. However, lower feed costs should buffer margins on producing milk. by Scott...
Nov. 18 2014
Matt Sattler has joined Diamond V as a Dairy Field Technical Specialist to assist producers in Texas, New Mexico, and western Kansas. He's come to Diamond V from Alta Genetics, Inc. where he worked directly...
Nov. 6 2014
Giving a compliment won't kill you by Paul R. Biagiotti, D.V.M. The author is a large-herd veterinarian based in Jerome, Idaho. In the movie "Patton," there is a famous opening scene where the accomplished...
Nov. 6 2014
A number of wake-up calls in the 1990s caused leaders in the Badger State to step up and take action. As a result, Wisconsin's stalled production began to take off. by Hoard's Dairyman staff The word renaissance...
Nov. 6 2014
With a $30 million investment of dairy farm checkoff dollars into fluid milk, seven beverage partners have committed another $500 million of their own capital to potentially reinvigorate the long-slumping...
Oct. 20 2014
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Oct. 17 2014
100,000 attend 100th Cheese Days' anniversary by Sarah Sacker The author is the 2014 Green County Cheese Days Co-Ambassador. Green County Cheese Days recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, earning...
Oct. 17 2014
Surveys of dairy farmers show management and pricing are top priority. by Carolyn B. Liebrand and K. Charles Ling The authors are economists with USDA's Rural Business Cooperative Service. This article...
Oct. 17 2014
by Paul R. Biagiotti, D.V.M. The author is a large-herd veterinarian based in Jerome, Idaho. If you can't beat them, join them. Rather than tearing your hair out trying to rid your farm of pest birds and...
Oct. 17 2014
December's genetic evaluations will feature many changes by Chad Dechow The author is an associate professor of dairy cattle genetics at Penn State University. The next round of genetic evaluations is...
Oct. 17 2014
Frustrated by the clear lack of progress after three years from the "Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group," USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced he would take matters into his own hands. The secretary's...
Oct. 9 2014
Editorial: Animal science and dairy science headed for divorce Highly regarded cartoonist Walt Kelly once penned, "We have met the enemy and he is us." That statement, which appeared in Kelly's long-running...
Oct. 9 2014
Agriculture needs all kinds by Julie Krull Larson The author is senior sales development manager for Merial and based in Viroqua, Wis. Agriculture education attracts all types of students for all types...
Oct. 9 2014
Times are a changin' by Mary Ledman The author is a dairy economist and publisher of the Daily Dairy Report, Libertyville, Ill. It may not seem like it, but times are a changing on the milk price front....
Sept. 17 2014
by John Kappelman The author is a trader with Cereal Byproducts Company, Port Washington, Wis. This was the question posed to me a week ago by one of my customers as we considered an annual corn by-product...
Sept. 17 2014
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, Wis. In this volatile commodity...
Sept. 17 2014
Editorial: A2 Milk -Myth, Fad or the real deal? Of the questions our staff has fielded from readers over the past year, A2 milk would rank among the most frequent. While nearly no effort has been made...
Sept. 17 2014
Sign-up for the new safety net program enacted in the latest farm bill takes place from September 2 through November 28. Miss that deadline and your operation will forgo insurance coverage until 2016....
Sept. 17 2014
by Mark Stephenson The author is the director of dairy policy analysis at the University of Wisconsin. we've had three years of farm bill debate and at least a couple of years prior to that when new dairy...
Sept. 15 2014
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