HD Notebook

Many dairy producers still hesitant about risk management

Fri, 02/10/2012

Cost and complexity cause many to simply take their chances with risk.

You can explain risk management and its potential benefits to milk producers all day long, but if they go away thinking it’s too expensive or too complicated, then they probably won’t try it. Read more

Corn versus ethanol: continuing the debate

Thu, 02/09/2012

China needs it. Ethanol plants need it. And so do American’s dairy producers. With a smaller-than-anticipated corn crop, how do we balance domestic, global, and industry needs for corn?

Why on earth would you own dairy cattle?

Wed, 02/08/2012

Hoard’s Dairyman columnist, Gary Sipiorski, reminds us why milking cows is still a worthwhile endeavor. And yes, we’re talking economics.

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Pennsylvania dairy producer receives Dairy Beef Quality Assurance (DBQA) Award

Tue, 02/07/2012

Logan Bower is a leader in dairy cattle care

”LoganThe Beef Checkoff’s annual awards were recently announced. Read more

Dairy replacement numbers drop slightly from last year

Mon, 02/06/2012

But by historical standards, the heifer population is quite high.

The connection between agriculture and defense

Fri, 02/03/2012

Helping nations feed themselves promotes internal stability and global security.

Forget oil. For thousands of years, more wars have been fought over food and water than for any other reason. It’s a history that forecasters at the United Nations and other organizations say will likely be repeated in years ahead. Read more

Potassium, the rumen, and milkfat depression

Thu, 02/02/2012

Altered rumen fermentation, a key cause of milkfat depression, could be alleviated with potassium supplementation in the diet.

Milkfat depression (MFD) has a major economic impact in the dairy industry. Read more

Think about our foster mothers

Wed, 02/01/2012

Gordie Jones, D.V.M., kept a crowd curious with the ideas he developed over the years, all in the name of improving life for the dairy cow.

Milk’s brain benefits

Tue, 01/31/2012

Recent studies show drinking milk enhances the cognitive brain activity of dairy consumers.

”ManWe’ve heard the time-tested slogan “Milk, it does a body good!” Well, new research from the University of Maine can add “Milk, it does a brain good, too!” Read more

Oilseed radishes provide natural tillage

Mon, 01/30/2012

Demand was so strong for the cover crop that seed inventory sold-out last year.

“I conducted my initial research on cover crops and literally had to beg to get on agenda’s at crop meetings,” recalled University of Wisconsin Extension agent Jim Stute, of Rock County, who has conducted cover crop research for 20 years. Read more

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