HD Notebook

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.

Spreading the dairy message, one family at a time

Tue, 10/18/2011

A recent special occasion created an opportunity to educate consumers about dairying.

Last month my sister got married to a nonagricultural young man. He loves being on the dairy, helping feed calves, tossing hay, and milking. Read more

Prepare for next October’s Farm to School Month

Mon, 10/17/2011

This October marked the first-ever National Farm to School Month. The program, with the help of local farmers, aims to teach school children about where their food comes from.

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Forget about “Glee,” high-schoolers are wild for FFA

Fri, 10/14/2011

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Membership in the national ag organization is the highest in history.

Fear not, there is hope yet for America’s youth.

Not all teenagers have withdrawn into a black hole of no manners, nonstop texting, and social dysfunction. Just look at Future Farmers of America. Read more

Projected production up 2.6 billion pounds

Thu, 10/13/2011

Dairy prices for October forecasted lower than September but stay above 2010 levels. Beef production remains strong.

Miss World Dairy Expo? We got you covered!

Wed, 10/12/2011

A collection of videos from the 2011 World Dairy Expo are available at our YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/HoardsDairyman.

We do have more videos coming, including the Supreme Champion Parade, William H. Peck’s Distinguished Breeder Speech, and others.

But, as of today, here is what we have included in our video collection : Read more

Every bit (and bite) counts, especially in dairy nutrition

Tue, 10/11/2011


”Precision feeding” was the focus of the tenth Hoard’s Dairyman webinar.

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Expo attendees journey home

Mon, 10/10/2011

Expo week was a successful venture for many, whether they walked the colored shavings, worked the trade show, or came to learn more about the dairy industry.

Dairy Expo trade show

Saturday, October 8 marked the end of yet another World Dairy Expo for both commercial and registered dairy cattle enthusiasts. Eastside Lewisdale Gold Missy, a Canadian Holstein, took Supreme Champion with Reserve Supreme honors going to the Jersey, Pine Haven Ssm Marmie owned by the Sauder family of Tremont, Ill.

Supreme Champion of the Junior Show went to a different cow from the Sauder family, South Mountain Voltage Spice-ET. Reserve Supreme honors went to the Red and White, Ainger Advent Jessa-RED, with Britney Hill of Bristol, Vt. at the halter. Read more

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