HD Notebook

Fifth BVDV conference around the corner

Tue, 11/01/2011

The fifth annual conference pairs with the NMPF/UDIA/DMI conference for the first time. It will touch on the full spectrum of BVDV diseases.

Young sire daughters fair well at Hoard Farm

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

Flipping an “on” switch for dairy energy attitudes

Fri, 10/28/2011

Awareness about power conservation and even production is growing among milk producers

Too cheap for too long, dairy producers have tended to take energy costs for granted. But no more. Read more

Roundup Ready alfalfa: What are your thoughts?

Thu, 10/27/2011

After being re-released earlier this year, a survey, by the Midwest Forage Association, aims to gather alfalfa growers’ thoughts on Roundup Ready alfalfa

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We are making progress in the SCC battle

Wed, 10/26/2011

U.S. dairy producers have significantly lowered the average somatic cell at the farm level noted the recently released Dairy Market News.

Former Hoard’s veterinary columnist, Dr. Lee Allenstein, passes away

Tue, 10/25/2011

Lee Allenstein

Allenstein authored over 350 Hoard columns and was lead veterinarian at World Dairy Expo.

Leader, problem solver, teacher, and cowman. These are all words that easily describe the career of Dr. Leland Allenstein who passed away on October 22. Read more

Stop U.S. Labor Department from laying off our kids

Mon, 10/24/2011


If you disagree with U.S. Labor, submit comments by November 1.

Update: Now Thursday, December 1 Read more

Corn and hay forecasts lowered again

Fri, 10/21/2011


Supplies of both will be less; plus China has made a huge purchase.

Anyone shopping for corn or hay supplies may be in store for a challenge well into next year. Read more

September 50-state milks grows by 1.7 percent

Thu, 10/20/2011

Florida and Texas post double-digit milk growth.

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The swimsuit and mustache partnership

Wed, 10/19/2011

In the past two of three years, agriculture is benefiting from one of our own being Miss America.

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