Sept. 27 2016
Sometimes heifers bellow for a reason. One group of heifers wouldn’t stop bellowing
Sept. 26 2016
The barns at sunset. The globe. The Coliseum. The colored shavings. The first leaves changing colors
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
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
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
Darleen Sichley
Sept. 20 2016
The leaves are turning color and starting to fall. The warm temperatures that last into the night have faded away
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. 15 2016
The excitement that a newborn calf brings can be one of the best feelings in the world
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
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,”
Sept. 12 2016
A survey of Iowa dairy farmers revealed their efforts to enhance fresh cow care. By Abby Bauer, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor The transition period is fittingly named, as a dairy cow goes through a...
Sept. 9 2016
Farming isn't easy by any means, but certain moments make all the hard work worthwhile. As many of you know, milk prices as of late have been entirely too low for a dairy farmer's comfort. It has a lot...
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...
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...