HD Notebook

20 Dairy Spring Cleaning Tips

Wed, 04/27/2011

It may not seem like spring weather, but spring is here! That means it’s time to clean, replace, and check on your equipment and facilities. David Bray at the University of Florida provided several items on this checklist for your dairy farm’s spring cleaning list. Read more

Wars we wage in dairy and agriculture

Tue, 04/26/2011

Have you ever been in the middle of a huge mess or fight with no exit door? But when you think about it, you’re not exactly sure what got you into the chaos in the first place? Read more

Cool weather will slow corn germination

Mon, 04/25/2011

Under ideal conditions, corn will emerge in 10 days or less after planting. But, the cool, wet weather throughout much of the Corn Belt during April has been anything but ideal. Read more

Fame! Fortune! Forage!

Fri, 04/22/2011

Can you farm with the best of ‘em? Then let’s see it. Read more

U.S. March milk output up 2.2 percent

Thu, 04/21/2011

Milk production continues to climb. Across all 50 states, milk production in March was up 2.2 percent over last year. Milk production has been above the previous year’s level for 13 months in a row. Read more

Dairy exports running strong

Wed, 04/20/2011

The value of dairy products exported during January and February totaled nearly $675 million, up 52 percent from the same two months a year ago. Mexico was the largest buyer, by far, importing $143 million worth of dairy products, a 34 percent rise from January and February of 2010. Read more

Health is definitely a key “H” in 4-H

Tue, 04/19/2011

We are very familiar with the four H’s: (head, heart, hands, and health) in the 4-H pledge. But now the “health for better living” holds even more meaning. Read more

The ABCs for College: Activities, Business internships, Connections

Mon, 04/18/2011

With the end of the school year rapidly approaching, college is beckoning for many students. A new location, new routine, and new people can make college quite an adjustment. We asked a few students for their advice to incoming freshman so they can make a smooth transition to college. Read more

With calves, less can sometimes be more

Fri, 04/15/2011

Scott Nordstrom, D.V.M., has seen it happen over and over: He cuts the number of vaccinations calves receive and then watches them do better.

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What the 2011 budget compromise means to ag

Thu, 04/14/2011

At almost the 11th hour, a budget compromise last Friday averted a threatened shutdown of federal government functions. Even though the shutdown was averted, it had some impact. For example, the first Senate ag committee field hearing on the 2012 Farm Bill to be held in Michigan last Saturday was cancelled. Read more

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