HD Notebook

Top reproduction herds are being sought

Tue, 03/13/2012

The Reproduction Award one-page nominations are due April 1

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How they control weeds and insects

Mon, 03/12/2012

Four dairy producers from latest Round Table share more on cropping practices.

What we’ve heard lately from Western milk producers

Fri, 03/09/2012

Hay is crazy, calf prices are upside-down, and futures prices are scary.

We’ve talked to quite a few Western dairy producers in the last four weeks, and what they’ve told us paints a picture that is filled with concern. Read more

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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