HD Notebook

Top 10 grain-handling and bin management tips

Mon, 09/26/2011

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In grain handling, safety is number one. But, after that, there are some strategies that can keep your grain bin as a retainer of profit.

High cull cow prices should continue in 2012

Fri, 09/23/2011

Bad outlook for beef industry is good news for dairy farmers.


Severe drought and record high corn prices have made 2011 a nightmare for beef producers in Texas and surrounding states. One result, though, is the value of cull dairy cows has soared to levels milk producers never dreamed of. Read more

NMPF approves a revised approach to dairy policy reforms

Thu, 09/22/2011

Farmers could opt in or out of dairy price stabilization efforts.

After listening to nearly 1,300 dairy producers in a dozen-city swing this summer, the National Milk Producers Federation’s board of directors approved some changes to their Foundation for the Future proposal on September 21. Read more

Indonesia dairy farm rivals those found in California

Wed, 09/21/2011

This 3,000-cow state-of-the-art Indonesian dairy matches every thing found in California outside of labor efficiency.

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Making a dairy big difference

Tue, 09/20/2011

While it’s not June, it’s always in season to promote dairy.

Take time to assess frost-damaged corn

Mon, 09/19/2011


Symptoms may appear shortly, but full assessments should take place in a week.

9 tips for cooling dairy cows

Fri, 09/16/2011

If you can’t do everything at once, here’s where to start.

Dairy cows like cool weather; they do not do like heat or humidity. Some management experts have even described them as “little heaters inside a leather bag.”

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Bill introduced to improve food safety

Thu, 09/15/2011


In an effort to strengthen food safety in the U.S., Senator Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced a bill to improve consumer confidence and focus attentions on emerging pathogens.

Top dairy reproduction research to be presented this November

Wed, 09/14/2011

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DCRC’s two-day meeting gives us a chance to learn from top researchers and producers.

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What are your dairy challenges?

Tue, 09/13/2011

Dairy operations are as varied as the people who own them.

Various factors contribute to each herd’s success and challenges – financial footing, labor, feedstuff availability, weather, and family dynamics. Each operation must assess its current status and make decisions that are the best fit for them today and in the future. These may not be the ideal option for their neighbor. Read more

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