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Oct. 12 2015
Focus on identification and management to diminish heel wart prevalence. By Maggie Seiler, Special Publications Editor I can remember the first time we detected digital dermatitis, also referred to as...
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Sept. 9 2015
Nearly 60,000 openings each year for new graduates, but do students have the right skills? By Patti Hurtgen, Hoard's Dairyman Online Media Manager "Not only will those who study agriculture be likely to...
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Sept. 8 2015
Feed makes up the bulk of cattle rearing costs, but other expenses chip away at profits, too. By Abby Bauer, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor Today's high price for beef may entice more dairy producers...
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Sept. 4 2015
Article in Washington Post is a huge and high profile challenge to common perceptions. by Dennis Halladay, Hoard's Dairyman Western Editor We in agriculture are often angered by articles about food or...
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Sept. 3 2015
Circulating chilled water through a waterbed may be another avenue to alleviate heat stress. By Amanda Smith, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor As the latter half of the year looms, our thoughts have started...
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Sept. 2 2015
Autumn is the perfect time to promote farm health and safety. By Patti Hurtgen, Hoard's Dairyman Online Media Manager National Farm Safety & Health Week, September 20 to 26, is the perfect time to reiterate...
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Sept. 1 2015
Computers and the internet are becoming an integral part of every day farm life. By Abby Bauer, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor The internet can provide a wealth of information for dairy producers ....
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Aug. 31 2015
As dairy and livestock producers, many of us consider our animals not just as a source of income, but a part of the family. By Brittany Statz, 2015 Hoard's Dairyman Editorial Intern My Aunt Lois –...
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Aug. 28 2015
Futures prices this far out already point to belt-tightening in the first half of 2016. by Dennis Halladay, Hoard's Dairyman Western Editor Plenty of change could still happen in the next few months –...
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Aug. 27 2015
Illumination improvements yield energy and cost savings if you avoid common upgrade stumbling blocks. By Amanda Smith, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor Incandescent. Compact fluorescent. Light emitting...
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Aug. 26 2015
Are we teaching youth a variety of dairy skills? By Patti Hurtgen, Hoard's Dairyman Online Media Manager As a 4-H member I remember attending monthly local 4-H dairy meetings. Held at a leader's farm,...
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Aug. 25 2015
Genomic testing allows a dairy to be more selective about which heifers to keep as part of the future herd. By Abby Bauer, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor Our Hoard's Dairyman Farm began genomic testing...
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Aug. 24 2015
Blending my passions for words and cows led to one of the greatest formative experiences of my college career. By Brittany Statz, 2015 Hoard's Dairyman Editorial Intern In eighth grade, I developed a sudden...
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Aug. 21 2015
Third biggest harvest in history is predicted for 2015. by Dennis Halladay, Hoard's Dairyman Western Editor For the second year in a row and even with disappointing milk prices, dairy producers will probably...
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Aug. 20 2015
A falling birthrate and growing Mexican economy are keeping potential employees south of the border. By Amanda Smith, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor To thrive, dairies are dependent upon a reliable...
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Aug. 19 2015
Proper selection and preparation can make a difference. By Patti Hurtgen, Hoard's Dairyman Online Media Manager Like milk, beef has a unique combination of nutrients that support a healthy body. Beef is...
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Aug. 18 2015
Research in calves may have unlocked the key to treating a certain respiratory disease in children. By Abby Bauer, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor Whether you are a caregiver for calves or children,...
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Aug. 18 2015
Divisive attitudes toward others in the dairy industry will get us nowhere, especially as more farmers are choosing to leave the business. by Brittany Statz, 2015 Hoard's Dairyman Editorial Intern As a...
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Aug. 14 2015
Contest will give two California juniors very special seats for the 2016 Rose Parade. by Dennis Halladay, Hoard's Dairyman Western Editor New Year's morning 2016 will be one that two young Californians...
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Aug. 13 2015
Pathogen-based and selective antibiotic use reduces your residue risk and adds dollars to your bottom line. By Amanda Smith, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor We're under a microscope. Whether the topic...