HD Notebook

Are we ready to feed the world?

Thu, 03/08/2012

There are more people in the world that don’t have food than those who do. Providing safe, affordable, and abundant food needs to be a global reality. This is our opportunity.

Anthropomorphism – a four-letter word?

Wed, 03/07/2012

Humanizing animals (or anthropomorphizing, in a word) may seem like the right thing to do. But unless we keep humans exceptional, what could happen?


Sure, calves are cute. Cows can be nice. And bulls might turn downright mean. But we should not begin treating them like humans. Read more

How much do your friends know about the dairy industry?

Tue, 03/06/2012


Holstein Foundation Program brings consumer perceptions to light

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Among cowmen, there was only one Pete Heffering.

Mon, 03/05/2012

Pete Heffering

Vision. It was Heffering’s sixth sense when it came to evaluating, developing, and breeding cows.

Ten common OSHA dairy violations

Fri, 03/02/2012

Most are easily preventable . . . and can be very expensive if they aren’t.

The specific list of most common dairy violations varies from state to state, but not by much, says Blane Adams, a loss control specialist with Winton Ireland Strom & Green insurance agency in Turlock, Calif. He adds that every state does have two things in common: Read more

Keep your herd, and heifers, moving forward

Thu, 03/01/2012

Once you adopt a genomic testing program on heifers, you must be willing to commit.

Book review: A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy

Wed, 02/29/2012

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Sire joins the Millionaire club

Tue, 02/28/2012

Genetic and genomic giant, Picston Shottle, has added one more credential to his long list of accomplishments.

U.S. dairy farm numbers drop by 1,621 — now total 51,481

Mon, 02/27/2012

That’s the smallest drop, both percentage and actual, since 1992.

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Donors beginning to turn against HSUS

Fri, 02/24/2012

Federal Trade Commission is getting an earful from people who feel deceived and mislead.

”HSUSSlowly but surely, word is sinking in with consumers about a different and much less noble image of Humane Society of the United States. Read more

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