HD Notebook

Do you celebrate with dairy?

Tue, 05/29/2012

Serve dairy products at events to promote the industry

by Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman staff

Last weekend, I attended a high school graduation party for a student pursuing higher education in our industry. Family and friends gathered to celebrate the graduation and were treated to a dairy promotion experience. Read more

Consistency is key to completing many dairy farm tasks

Mon, 05/28/2012

Consider writing a standard operating procedure to ensure tasks are completed uniformly on your operation.

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

The dairy industry’s financial bleeding WILL stop

Fri, 05/25/2012

We just don’t know exactly when.

by Hoard's Dairyman staff

Economist Herbert Stein (1916-1999) had a keen wit and ability to sum up complex financial concepts in simple ways. A former chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisors, he is best remembered for saying, “If something can’t go on forever, it will stop”. It is now widely known as “Herb Stein’s Law.” Read more

Young cows fare well during classification

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

Minnesota event encourages young women to advocate for dairy farming

Wed, 05/23/2012

Miss Oklahoma kicks off event by encouraging young women to share their story.

by Chelsey Johnson, Hoard's Dairyman Editorial Intern

Betty Thompson felt like she had the odds stacked against her when she ran for Miss America. “I was the little farm girl with a milk dud platform that wasn’t tall enough to win,” she said. Read more

Dairy is an unmatched component of a healthy diet

Tue, 05/22/2012

White or chocolate, milk’s nutrients are affordable nutrition

by Hoard's Dairyman staff

It seems people choose to focus on the negative. When sharing milk’s story, highlight the positive. The phases you speak or type become memorable and often quotable. MyDairy shares some reminders as we all prepare for June is Dairy Month.

Here are some general statements about milk: Read more

Milk production continues surge

Mon, 05/21/2012

April milk production was up 3.2 percent over a year prior, following a March rise of 4.1 percent.

by Hoard's Dairyman staff Read more

Southern California dairying is fading away

Fri, 05/18/2012

A recent visit to the Chino, Calif., milk shed was a sad sight.

by Hoard's Dairyman office

What once was is no more, and what remains doesn't have much left.

A visit to the Chino, Calif., dairy area this week found only fragments of what was once the vibrant pulse of Western dairying. And what few pieces remain are quickly fading away. Read more

What risks are you taking with your smartphone?

Thu, 05/17/2012

Your identity and phone are only as safe as you make them.

You shred bills, rarely give out credit card information, and have an anti-virus program installed on your computer. Your smartphone, though, can communicate more than you would like. If a smartphone is part of your technology arsenal, take a few precautions to protect your phone and identity from theft.

With three YouTube videos and a few fact sheets, the Identity Theft Resource Center provides valuable tips to help protect both your phone and personal information.

On its list of best practices, number one is password protecting your smartphone. A simple step, a password may prevent your information from being accessed. Read more

No HSUS-flavored pizza here

Wed, 05/16/2012

Dominos pizza box

Domino’s said no to the demands of HSUS. So, this weekend, farmers are going to support their local Domino’s by ordering pizzas and delivering thank you cards.

by Hoard's Dairyman staff Read more

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