HD Notebook

Drought-stressed soybeans can make silage

Fri, 08/17/2012

by Steve Larson, Hoard's Dairyman Managing Editor

Chopping or baling soybeans can help fill forage needs. That’s the message from the University of Illinois’ Mike Hutjens who has posted a 7-minute video discussion on the subject. You can find it and some related information at: http://go.illinois.edu/drought. Read more

New York plans to ease dairy regulations

Thu, 08/16/2012

Governor announces plan to change CAFO requirements.

by Amanda Smith, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor

In a state often fraught with regulatory burdens, New York’s political entity has finally seen the need to work with and not against agriculture in upstate. The current boom in the state’s yogurt industry is the driving force behind this turnaround. Read more

Sustainability: A warm and fuzzy feeling or a logical direction?

Wed, 08/15/2012

Help us compile dairy producers’ thoughts by taking our short sustainability survey. See the link at the bottom of this article.

by Jim Paulson. The author is a dairy extension educator, University of Minnesota. Read more

Reproduction webinar encourages protocol review

Tue, 08/14/2012

Are the reproduction strategies currently used on your dairy optimal?

by Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager Read more

Dairy farming parody goes viral

Mon, 08/13/2012

Nine-year-old dairy farm boy, “Little Fred,” sings a “Call Me Maybe” parody while putting a cute face on dairy farming.

by Chelsey Johnson, Hoard's Dairyman Editorial Intern Read more

Dairy financial situation is critical in California

Fri, 08/10/2012

Producer group petitions state for temporary milk price relief.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

Bad has turned to worse for milk producers in the nation’s largest dairy state. Read more

Drought raises your nitrate toxicity risk

Thu, 08/09/2012

When plants are stressed, nitrate levels are less likely to decline and the risks are transferred to the herd.

by Amanda Smith, Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor Read more

Fence is priority one for border ranchers

Wed, 08/08/2012

Although ranch owners working near the border desire a long-term solution, a fence is their only request.

by Lucas Sjostrom, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor Read more

Picture yourself as a Packer, Raven or Viking!

Tue, 08/07/2012

Dairy checkoff photo contest has football theme.

by Patti Hurtgen, Online Media Manager, Hoard's Dairyman

While those may not be your favorite football teams, Dairy Management Inc. still is looking for you to show your favorite team spirit with a dairy twist by entering the “Show your pride” dairy producer photo contest. Read more

Show pride and interact with consumers at the fair

Mon, 08/06/2012

Youth at the Wisconsin State Fair share messages with fairgoers.

by Chelsey Johnson, Hoard’s Dairyman Editorial Intern Read more

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