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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...
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Nov. 11 2015
Veterinarian shares ready-to-use information. By Patti Hurtgen, Hoard's Dairyman Online Media Manager "Technology is great, but you still need to manage it," shared Scott Poock, D.V.M., during the Hoard's...
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Nov. 10 2015
National-winning FFA Dairy Judging Coach talks about preparing a non-traditional dairy judging team. By Patti Hurtgen, Hoard's Dairyman Online Media Manager "This was an extremely hard-working bunch of...
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Nov. 9 2015
Winners hail from coast to coast By Corey A. Geiger, Managing Editor Carly-O Tequila Alley (shown to the far right), the winning senior 3 year old and Intermediate Champion was selected Grand Champion...
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Nov. 9 2015
Three national contest wins for these college programs. By Corey A. Geiger, Hoard's Dairyman Managing Editor The University of Minnesota and Ohio State University Ag Tech each swept the three major dairy...