HD Herdbook

Hoard’s Dairyman Farm intern enjoys hands-on learning

Date: 
Thu, 05/23/2013

Makenzie Waymeyer feeding Jersey calf

University of Kentucky student to spend three months in Fort Atkinson.

While the Hoard’s Dairyman editorial internship program is celebrating its 25th year in 2013, there is another internship we offer. Just down the road one mile, you will find Makenzie Waymeyer, the fourth Hoard’s Dairyman Farm intern.

Last fall, she visited the Hoard’s Dairyman Farm when she participated in the collegiate dairy judging practice prior to World Dairy Expo. Makenzie inquired about an internship and spoke with Jason Yurs, the farm manager. She submitted a resume and cover letter once she returned to Kentucky. While the farm does not always have an intern each year, the program is available to enthusiastic college students interested in working on a modern dairy operation. Read more

First half Class Leaders from Hoard's Dairyman Farm

Date: 
Fri, 10/12/2012

Four Guernseys in the Hoard's Dairyman Herd are Class Production Leaders

Excellent Guernsey Classification

Date: 
Sun, 09/30/2012

American Guernsey Association appraiser, Brian Schnebly evaluated the Hoard’s Dairyman Guernsey herd on September 27 and 28. His visit was just days before hundreds of visitors will tour the farm while at World Dairy Expo.


A highlight was a cow that was raised to EX-94 with an excellent udder. Her name is Rolling Prairie Bella Blue and made over 30,000 pounds of milk and 1246 pounds of fat last lactation. She is sired by Rolling Prairie Maxie Pistol. She has one daughter in the herd.

New excellents


Jan made over 28,000 pounds of milk and 1300 pounds of fat last lactation. She is sired by Idle Gold E Challenge-ET. She is backed by two EX-91 dams with top production. Read more

2011 Component Queens

Date: 
Mon, 07/16/2012

The 2011 Guernsey Component Queens were compiled from all 305-day DHI and DHIR lactation records received and made official by the American Guernsey Association. To be considered official for production recognition programs and awards, the cow must have had at least 8 test days with components measured for a 305D record and 9 test days with components measured for a 365D record. Read more

Young cows fare well during classification

Date: 
Thu, 05/24/2012

Classification provides 29 Guernsey 2-year-olds at the Hoard’s Dairyman Farm with their first score.

The Guernsey 2-year-olds at the Hoard’s Dairyman Farm, managed by Jason Yurs, are looking better than ever and it was evident during their most recent classification on May 21, 2012. Read more

Hoard’s Dairyman Farm Jerseys excel in 2011

Date: 
Tue, 02/14/2012

Nationally, the breed set new production averages.

Based on a record of 91,028 lactations, the Jersey breed set new category records for pounds of milk, fat, and protein. In 2011, the breed averaged 18,633 pounds of milk, 889 pounds of fat, and 676 pounds of protein. Average yield on a Cheddar cheese equivalent basis was record-setting, as well, at 2,294 pounds. Read more

Hoard's Dairyman Farm Jerseys Rank #5 in the U.S.

Date: 
Thu, 02/02/2012

”Hoard'sHoard's Dairyman Farm's Jerseys were just announced as ranking 5th nationally among Jersey herds with 150 to 299 cows for production. The Hoard’s Dairyman Farm’s 2011 AJCA Lactation Average is: 18,547M, 980F and 701P on 159 lactations.

Young sire daughters fair well at Hoard Farm

Date: 
Mon, 10/31/2011

A number of young Guernsey bulls, without official proofs, have daughters classified.

The Hoard Farm team headed up by Jason Yurs continues to be pleased with the performance of young sires’ daughters. On October 20, a number of young bulls had daughters either scored for the first time . . . or very early in the evaluation process. Read more

Hoard's International Guernsey Classic Sale Consignments

Date: 
Wed, 09/28/2011

The Hoard's Dairyman Farm is consigning some top-notch genetics to the International Guernsey Classic Sale, to be held on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 7 p.m. at World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. This sale will be featuring an elite offering of cows and heifers from the Hoard's Dairyman Farm. Read more

A picture is worth more than a 1,000 words

Date: 
Fri, 09/16/2011

What can photos tell us? A lot, when we discuss pedigrees and breeding. On Wednesday, September 14, Hoard’s Dairyman pictured 14 of the farm’s best Guernseys. The day began early, with two staff members washing in the pre-dawn cold in preparation for photographer, Kathy DeBruin of Agri-Graphics, to arrive for a full day of photographing. Read more

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