HD Notebook

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

2011: the highest milk price year in history

Fri, 01/27/2012

Class III average was $18.37 per hundredweight

Hip, hip hooray! Now let’s do it again.

Class III producer milk prices set an all-time record average of $18.37 per hundredweight in 2011. The old record was $18.04, set in 2007. Read more

Evaluating alfalfa-grass mixes

Thu, 01/26/2012

University of Minnesota researchers presented their alfalfa-grass results at the 2012 Midwest Forage Association meeting in the Wisconsin Dells.

Agriculture has been insulated from a down economy

Wed, 01/25/2012

Despite a sputtering economy, dairy should continue to benefit from robust demand.

Wisconsin Agriculture report“Agriculture has been insulated from the forces battering the general economy. Read more

NMC takes 51 in stride

Tue, 01/24/2012

In its 51st year, the National Mastitis Council (NMC) annual meeting continues to look to the future. With the nation’s somatic cell count effectively at 400,000 (at least for those with product that has a chance of exporting to Europe), NMC looks to what problems to solve next.

Happy Birthday Hoard’s Dairyman!

Mon, 01/23/2012

One hundred twenty-seven years strong and growing

”Hoard'sWhen W.D. Read more

World Ag Expo will host registered cattle sale

Fri, 01/20/2012

Airosa Dairy 100th Anniversary Sale will be held on show’s final day

There are 115 more reasons for dairy producers to attend World Ag Expo February 14 to 16 in Tulare, Calif. – the number of registered Holsteins, Red and Whites, and Jerseys that will sell at auction on the grounds during the show’s final day. Read more

For transition cows, should we try to group our breeding?

Thu, 01/19/2012

A large study of transition cows showed that nutrition has very little to do with transition cow performance. Could we make it even better with group breeding?

New look to meat nutrient labels

Wed, 01/18/2012

Labels on single cuts of beef and pork better reflect nutrient composition.

The next time you purchase beef or pork from the grocery store or butcher shop look at the label. Prior to March 1, 2012, the nutrition facts label on these cuts of meat will be updated to more accurately reflect the nutrient composition of the product inside. Read more

Dairy market volatility will be persistent

Tue, 01/17/2012

The dairy industry could see a shakeout between those who can and cannot manage volatility.

IDFADuring IDFA’s Tuesday morning session at Dairy Forum 2012, Rabobanks’s Tim Hunt and Blimling and Associate’s Phil Plourd discussed the topic of “Dairy Market Outlook” with nearly 800 conference att Read more

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