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Aug. 12 2015
Understanding forage digestibility aids in maximizing production By Patti Hurtgen, Hoard's Dairyman Online Media Manager High-quality forage fiber in a milking cow's ration can help milk components, result...
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Aug. 11 2015
To beat the heat, the nation's cows are concentrated in more temperate regions of the United States. by Abby Bauer, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor Dairymen know that cows tend to seek out the coolest...
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Aug. 10 2015
A dairy in southwest Indiana has reaped major benefits from installing precision dairy technologies on their farm. by Brittany Statz, 2015 Hoard's Dairyman Editorial Intern When one visits the Koester...
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Aug. 7 2015
It could last a month or more and will be unlike anything the state's dairy industry has ever seen. by Dennis Halladay, Hoard's Dairyman Western Editor California's dairy industry asked for it, and on...
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Aug. 6 2015
Not all cases of mastitis need to be treated. Let the causative pathogen be your guide. by Amanda Smith, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor "Do not administer antibiotics to cows that will not benefit,"...
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Aug. 5 2015
There are options for those who deal with the issue. by Patti Hurtgen, Hoard's Dairyman Online Media Manager "It's like the worst stomachache of my life. Someone is punching me in the gut. That is followed...
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Aug. 4 2015
With the global population expected to grow by 3 billion in the next century, AgriCorps volunteers are doing their part to help train the farmers of today and the future. By Abby Bauer, Hoard's Dairyman...
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Aug. 3 2015
One of the most widely known animal rights groups is no stranger to using emotional appeal to win over people's minds. By Brittany Statz, 2015 Hoard's Dairyman Editorial Intern We've seen them all when...
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July 31 2015
We are a bigger part of that industry than ever before, and it is not likely to change anytime soon. by Dennis Halladay, Hoard's Dairyman Western Editor Earlier this month I took off my dairy hat and went...
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July 30 2015
Feeding a high forage diet alters feeding behaviors, health parameters and milk production in fresh cows. By Amanda Smith, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor Transition cows are much like a puzzle that...
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July 29 2015
Cattle can be efficient users of leftovers. By Patti Hurtgen, Hoard's Dairyman Online Media Manager Last week I blogged about different management types that produce beef. One of the interesting facts...
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July 28 2015
There are some benefits to be gained when manure is injected directly into the soil rather than applied on top. By Abby Bauer, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor Manure smells like money to farmers because...
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July 27 2015
Class 4b increase starts August 1 and will last 12 months. by Dennis Halladay, Hoard's Dairyman Western Editor It wasn't as much as dairy producers asked for, and the duration is only half as long, but...
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July 24 2015
Legendary dairy cattle judge and professor Fred Foreman passed away on July 22, leaving behind a grand legacy of teaching and passion for the dairy industry. Brittany Statz, 2015 Hoard's Dairyman Editorial...
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July 23 2015
With Johne's extended incubation period, infected cows have the opportunity to shed millions of bacteria before breaking with clinical disease signs. By Amanda Smith, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor...
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July 22 2015
The nutrition is the same, even if the method of raising it varies. By Patti Hurtgen, Hoard's Dairyman Online Media Manager Beef for dinner, or any other meal, can be found with a variety of labels. How...
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July 21 2015
Protect yourself and others by making sure your implements of husbandry are road ready before you hit the streets. By Abby Bauer, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor The roadways can be a dangerous place,...
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July 20 2015
A dairy farm family showcases their love for agriculture through a tractor show. By Brittany Statz, 2015 Hoard's Dairyman Editorial Intern Brand loyalty runs deep in agriculture, particularly where machinery...
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July 17 2015
El Niño and fewer planted acres indicate higher prices this fall. by Dennis Halladay, Hoard's Dairyman Western Editor (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id))...
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July 16 2015
The less time a cow spends in the holding pen, the more time it has to engage in productive functions. By Amanda Smith, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];...