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Dec. 10 2015
121.5 million dairy farms exist on our planet. By Patti Hurtgen, Hoard's Dairyman Online Media Manager Yep! Those numbers are current. They are based on worldwide data. Initially, your reaction might be...
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Dec. 9 2015
Whether you're in the barn or the showring, you have to stay calm. You never know who's watching. by Hannah Thompson Earlier this year, I was in the crowd at a county fair's dairy show for the supreme...
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Dec. 8 2015
The employment rate in rural America is slowly recovering after the recession. By Abby Bauer, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor Many of us working in agriculture, myself included, grew up in the country....
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Dec. 7 2015
College students can't solve their own problems according to psychologists and professors, but farm kids are raised differently. by Maggie Seiler, Special Publications Editor I was 16 or 17 years old,...
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Dec. 4 2015
Disappointing milk price situation likely to get worse before it gets better. by Dennis Halladay, Hoard's Dairyman Western Editor Since they became a key part of the worldwide dairy export pipeline, American...
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Dec. 3 2015
A clean environment, adequate cow comfort and footbath use all bolster your ability to prevent digital dermatitis. By Amanda Smith, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor Lameness affects everything a cow does....
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Dec. 2 2015
It was a full 85 years for World Wide Sires' Willard "Bill" Clark. By Patti Hurtgen, Hoard's Dairyman Online Media Manager A cowman, businessman and art collector, World Wide Sires Founder, Bill Clark...
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Dec. 1 2015
A warming box can save young calves born during the frigid cold. By Abby Bauer, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor There's definitely a chill in the air, and for those of us in Northern climates, that chill...
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Nov. 30 2015
New research shows the predicted warming of the climate could spell a decline in Wisconsin dairies' economic productivity between 2020 and 2039. By Maggie Seiler, Special Publications Editor Farmers have...
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Nov. 27 2015
Cottonseed availability was going to be lower even before Hurricane Joaquin flooded major growing areas. by Dennis Halladay, Hoard's Dairyman Western Editor Even with milk prices down, whole cottonseed...
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Nov. 25 2015
That creamy spread hasn't changed, but its public perception has. By Patti Hurtgen, Hoard's Dairyman Online Media Manager Butter is back! On family tables and restaurant menus, our old friend is asking...
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Nov. 24 2015
Action can be taken to reduce feed losses during the TMR mixing process. By Abby Bauer, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor Now you see it . . . and now you don't. Just like that, feed that was once available...
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Nov. 23 2015
Subclinical hypocalcemia management is important, but it remains hard to monitor the successfulness of treatments. By Maggie Seiler, Special Publications Editor Drink your milk so you can have strong bones...
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Nov. 20 2015
Producers who are most ahead are those who didn't sign up at all. by Dennis Halladay, Hoard's Dairyman Western Editor No matter what kind of insurance a dairy owner has, not needing to use it means nothing...
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Nov. 18 2015
When cows' light exposure is limited during the dry period, a milk production boost in the next lactation is likely. By Amanda Smith, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor When light hits the eye, a cascade...
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Nov. 18 2015
Introducing heifers to the milking barn or parlor before calving may be the ticket to reducing stress. By Abby Bauer, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor When a dairy heifer has its first calf, its world...
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Nov. 17 2015
When we throw away food, we are tossing more than just nutrients into the trash. by Abby Bauer, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor No doubt, water is a valuable resource. We use it every single day in a...
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Nov. 16 2015
Managing corral conditions year round in open-lot dairies is important for cow health, comfort and production in the rainy season. By Maggie Seiler, Special Publications Editor In the areas of the country...
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Nov. 13 2015
Expansion at Southwest Cheese in Clovis is expected to take two years. by Dennis Halladay, Hoard's Dairyman Western Editor Already one of the biggest single site cheese and whey protein powder processing...
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Nov. 12 2015
Delaying a herd's age at first calving to 25 months has the potential to cost $45 to $90 per heifer. By Amanda Smith, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor Age? Weight? Height? If you ask three dairy producers...