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Sept. 26 2016
The barns at sunset. The globe. The Coliseum. The colored shavings. The first leaves changing colors
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Sept. 23 2016
With 13 university teams from across North America, the Wildcats topped the Collegiate Dairy Judging Contest held at the All-American Dairy Show earlier this week
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Sept. 22 2016
As my daughter, Caitlin, and I have written our blogs for Hoard’s Dairyman, we have tried to emphasize the positives of being dairy farmers even though this past year has been extremely hard financially
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Sept. 21 2016
Few things in life are free. Unfortunately for dairy farmers, even incidences of unwanted disease, like lameness, come with a price. The most obvious costs of lameness are associated with treatment
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Sept. 20 2016
The leaves are turning color and starting to fall. The warm temperatures that last into the night have faded away
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Sept. 19 2016
Mastitis control in any herd begins with good protocols facilitated by informed employees who are cognizant of the importance of identifying and handling mastitis cases early and effectively
Sept. 16 2016
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Sept. 15 2016
The excitement that a newborn calf brings can be one of the best feelings in the world
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Sept. 14 2016
Managers of all levels on dairy farms have a tough job. They juggle many schedules and a demanding workload that never takes a day off. Maybe more difficult is dealing with employee disagreement
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Sept. 13 2016
Among the dozens of tasks I tackle each day, some tasks are certainly less fun than others.And, I’ll be honest, I tend to put off what I don’t enjoy. Instead of “doing the worst first,”
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June 17 2016
For farms struggling to find enough employees or looking for more flexibility in their daily routine, robotic milking systems have become an intriguing option
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June 16 2016
When a person decides to become a dairy farmer, they aren't choosing just a career but a lifestyle. As many of you know, dairy farming is a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week job. Most dairymen and women live...
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April 28 2016
Spring can bring a wide array of weather conditions . . . prepare now so you're ready if severe storms hit. By Taylor Leach, Hoard's Dairyman Editorial Intern Spring is in the air, but with it can come...
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April 27 2016
For years, California dairy and livestock farmers have grazed their cattle in Point Reyes National Seashore Park, but that partnership may soon come to an end. By Abby Bauer, Hoard's Dairyman Associate...
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April 26 2016
A recent interview in The Washington Post with the renowned animal welfare specialist leaves many in dairy circles with unanswered questions. With all due respect to Temple Grandin, and the research she...
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April 25 2016
Saturday is World Veterinary Day and our opportunity to stop and say thanks to an integral part of the farm team - veterinarians. By Maggie Seiler, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor "Do you know what that...
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April 22 2016
When it comes to controlling lameness, the most effective footbath immerses each hoof more than once. by Abby Bauer, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor Is lameness an issue in your herd? If so, you are...
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April 21 2016
From high school to college to continuing education opportunities, we must continue to grow and develop our talents. by Caitlin Rodgers In order that I may inspire some other youth, I've decided to share...
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April 20 2016
Researchers did not want to publish all of their findings. By Patti Hurtgen, Hoard's Dairyman Online Media Manager Looking back, the intense fat-related studies of the 1960s and 1970s did not prove that...
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April 19 2016
Our little boy's passion made me realize the weight we carry as advocates and educators of our industry. by Darleen Sichley Our local preschool class did a fun project this year where all the kids picked...
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