HD Notebook

We are making progress in the SCC battle

Wed, 10/26/2011

U.S. dairy producers have significantly lowered the average somatic cell at the farm level noted the recently released Dairy Market News.

Former Hoard’s veterinary columnist, Dr. Lee Allenstein, passes away

Tue, 10/25/2011

Lee Allenstein

Allenstein authored over 350 Hoard columns and was lead veterinarian at World Dairy Expo.

Leader, problem solver, teacher, and cowman. These are all words that easily describe the career of Dr. Leland Allenstein who passed away on October 22. Read more

Stop U.S. Labor Department from laying off our kids

Mon, 10/24/2011


If you disagree with U.S. Labor, submit comments by November 1.

Update: Now Thursday, December 1 Read more

Corn and hay forecasts lowered again

Fri, 10/21/2011


Supplies of both will be less; plus China has made a huge purchase.

Anyone shopping for corn or hay supplies may be in store for a challenge well into next year. Read more

September 50-state milks grows by 1.7 percent

Thu, 10/20/2011

Florida and Texas post double-digit milk growth.

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The swimsuit and mustache partnership

Wed, 10/19/2011

In the past two of three years, agriculture is benefiting from one of our own being Miss America.

Spreading the dairy message, one family at a time

Tue, 10/18/2011

A recent special occasion created an opportunity to educate consumers about dairying.

Last month my sister got married to a nonagricultural young man. He loves being on the dairy, helping feed calves, tossing hay, and milking. Read more

Prepare for next October’s Farm to School Month

Mon, 10/17/2011

This October marked the first-ever National Farm to School Month. The program, with the help of local farmers, aims to teach school children about where their food comes from.

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Forget about “Glee,” high-schoolers are wild for FFA

Fri, 10/14/2011

FFA logo

Membership in the national ag organization is the highest in history.

Fear not, there is hope yet for America’s youth.

Not all teenagers have withdrawn into a black hole of no manners, nonstop texting, and social dysfunction. Just look at Future Farmers of America. Read more

Projected production up 2.6 billion pounds

Thu, 10/13/2011

Dairy prices for October forecasted lower than September but stay above 2010 levels. Beef production remains strong.

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