HD Notebook

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

YDLI applications now available

Tue, 06/05/2012

Dairy leadership program will now be held more frequently.

by Hoard's Dairyman staff

The time for leadership in the dairy industry becomes more critical as producer numbers decline and the number of consumers grow. Read more

Social media can help build trust during dairy month

Mon, 06/04/2012

Use pictures to catch the eye and use your words to catch the mind

Chelsey Johnson, Hoard’s Dairyman Editorial Intern

social media, dairy, promotion, dairy month Read more

Will the future have room for you?

Fri, 06/01/2012

Fewer dairies every year is a certainty. Which ones stay in business is not.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

In the brief period that the number of licensed U.S. dairies has been tracked (19 years), the trend is as frightening as it is obvious: the total gets smaller every year. Read more

Dry matter has uses beyond the bunk

Thu, 05/31/2012

Your calves benefit from access to a dry lying surface.


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

Dairy charity offers resources for all ages

Wed, 05/30/2012

National Dairy Shrine

The National Dairy Shrine teaches, awards and rewards on behalf of the dairy industry.

by Hoard’s Dairyman staff Read more

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

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