HD Notebook

June milk production up sharply

Date: 
Fri, 07/23/2010

Taking the nation as a whole, milk production was up 2.4 in June compared to a year earlier. In the top 23 states, milk output was up 2.7 percent. Milk production has been on the rise since February, but the size of June's jump was unexpected. Read more

Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture dies unexpectedly

Date: 
Thu, 07/22/2010

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So simple, but not easy

Date: 
Wed, 07/21/2010

The job of the milker to keep teats clean and dry to prevent infection is a daily battle on every farm; yet the task is simple in thought. Today at the Hoard’s Dairyman Farm, a Hispanic milker training was held to relay that message in a way attendees could understand thoroughly. The event was organized by Vita Plus. Read more

Canadian dairy producers set a world record

Date: 
Tue, 07/20/2010

Dairy Farmers of Canada, partnering with Canadian processors from across the country, announced it officially set a new world record. On July 8, 2010, they broke the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest smoothie at the Bust-a-Record Dairy Day celebration held in Toronto, Canada.

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Reading the latest CWT tea leaves

Date: 
Mon, 07/19/2010

Now that the dust is settling a week after results of the 10th and most recent Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) Herd Retirement were announced, let’s look at what they might say about dairy producers and the state of dairying. Read more

Last direct Hoard relative to work for the company passes away

Date: 
Fri, 07/16/2010

For over 40 years, Mark "Bud" Kerschensteiner diligently worked for the company that his great grandfather, Governor William Dempster Hoard, founded in 1870. With his passing, an era comes to a close, as Kerschensteiner was the last direct relative to work for Hoard's Dairyman and the W.D. Hoard and Sons Company. Read more

It finished with a poem

Date: 
Thu, 07/15/2010

Several hundred friends came out to pay their respects to the late Dr. David Dickson on July 14. Some great tributes and stories were told by those attending the event. At the conclusion of the memorial service, Dickson's sister, Linda Sorstokke, shared a poem that hung on his wall discussing those who judged dairy shows. It is believed that Dickson wrote it himself.

It goes like this . . . Read more

The latest in dairy research presented at ADSA

Date: 
Wed, 07/14/2010

The annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association is currently underway in Denver, Colo. The event is home to presentations on the very latest in dairy research — we've seen research presented regarding a gamut of dairy topics from lameness to crossbreeding to cheese chemistry to animal welfare. The event began on Sunday and concludes this afternoon. Read more

Parents have always stressed the importance of eating a good breakfast each morning before heading off to school.

Date: 
Tue, 07/13/2010

Research shows that eating breakfast is one of the best ways to fuel both the body and mind. Students who eat breakfast also perform better in school.

Recent reports bumps up milk and corn price forecasts

Date: 
Mon, 07/12/2010

Forecast milk production for 2010 and 2011 is raised slightly from last month in USDA Supply and Demand Estimates released late last week. Cow numbers have remained higher than expected, and milk per cow is expected to increase more rapidly than previously forecast. Read more

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