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What does your profile picture say about you?

Tue, 06/19/2012

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Facebook and Twitter profile pictures allow friends, neighbors and strangers to judge us on paper. Does yours say that you’re an animal welfare expert?

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

It's time for final comment on future U.S. genetic evaluations

Mon, 06/18/2012

Breeders have until July 16 to give input on the CDCB’s Business Plan proposal

by Corey Geiger, Assistant Managing Editor, Hoard's Dairyman

On Friday June 15, the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding released its road map for operational and financial aspects of how U.S. genetic evaluations might be carried out once USDA takes a step back from providing this service. The five-page Business Plan discusses governance, data flow and collection, as well as future fees to fund the system. The initial budget is projected to be $1.153 million and it will expand to $1.84 million by the third year. Read more

Oil is down, so will hauling rates follow?

Fri, 06/15/2012

Crude prices have dropped 24 percent this year, but dairy producers shouldn’t hold their breath.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

The financial highway for dairies always seems to be a one-way street. Read more

Use your feed dollars wisely

Thu, 06/14/2012

Simple strategies and analysis of your purchases can help you navigate the feed-price roller coaster.

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

When is enough labeling enough?

Wed, 06/13/2012

Polls indicate that consumers want foods labeled if they contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). But with no health issues, is it germane?

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

The rose petal proposal

Tue, 06/12/2012

Dairy producer proposes marriage in barn among his cows

Kipp Hinz proposing on one kneeby Patti Hurtgen, Hoard's Dairyman Online Media Manager Read more

New Zealand’s dairy industry is still growing

Mon, 06/11/2012

Recent size and landscape changes of New Zealand’s dairy industry are worth noting.

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

End of a dairy nutrition era in California

Fri, 06/08/2012

Dairy Council CEO Peggy Biltz is retiring after 22 years.

Tammy Anderson-Wiseby Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor Read more

Will the cover tradition be maintained in June 2012?

Thu, 06/07/2012

For the past two years, special treatment has been paid to the cover of Hoard’s Dairyman during June Dairy Month.

Hoard's Dairyman June 2012

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

Guernsey wins international calf election

Wed, 06/06/2012

Based on anecdotal exit polls, the Guernsey calf may have been helped by anti-Jersey sentiment, rather than actual Guernsey love.

Guernsey calf

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

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