HD Notebook

Our future in yogurt

Date: 
Wed, 03/24/2010

Consumer demand for dairy products slid last year — commercial disappearance was down 1.2 percent. While this may be disappointing to hear, there is one product category that is making plans for serious growth in the U.S. market: yogurt. Read more

Challenge daughters lead Hoard Farm 2-year-olds

Date: 
Tue, 02/23/2010

On Monday, March 15, American Guernsey Association executive secretary, Seth Johnson, was at the Hoard's Dairyman Farm to appraise the Hoard Guernsey herd. Scoring began at 6 a.m. and continued during the ensuing day, Johnson evaluated 64 2-year-olds that received their first-ever score. The 64 first-score cows averaged 79.03 for final score, 80.56 on udders, and 80.17 on feet and legs. Read more

More milk . . . despite everything

Date: 
Mon, 03/22/2010

Maybe we shouldn't have been too surprised with the February Milk Production report released last Thursday. After all, milk production in January had been down just 0.5 percent compared to a year earlier. Plus, the 23 top dairy states actually had 4,000 MORE cows in January than in December. Read more

Can we stop E. coli inside cows?

Date: 
Fri, 03/19/2010

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Baseline projections for dairy appear bullish

Date: 
Thu, 03/18/2010

Milk prices will move higher in the years ahead, according to a report to Congress given by FAPRI (the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri). FAPRI makes projections based on current policies and doesn't try to anticipate federal dairy and ag policy changes and directions. Read more

High-tech neighbors in the north

Date: 
Wed, 03/17/2010

A couple weeks ago we had the pleasure of visiting some impressive Ontario dairies during the First North American Conference on Precision Dairy Management. Our first stop of the day was to Summitholme Holsteins in Lynden, Ontario. The farm is owned by brothers Carl and Dave Loewith, and Carl’s son, Ben Loewith. Read more

Behind the Canvas

Date: 
Wed, 03/17/2010

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We need choice in the food chain

Jeff Simmons, president of Elanco Animal Health, was on hand at the Northeast Dairy Producers Association annual meeting in Liverpool, N.Y., to discuss, "Choice in the food chain and dairy's opportunity in feeding the world." Read more

We need choice in the food chain

Date: 
Mon, 03/15/2010

Jeff Simmons, president of Elanco Animal Health, was on hand at the Northeast Dairy Producers Association annual meeting in Liverpool, N.Y., to discuss, "Choice in the food chain and dairy's opportunity in feeding the world. Simmons' presentation had three key components involving: technology, choice, and leadership. Read more

A hard fall for school soft drink sales

Date: 
Fri, 03/12/2010

Rejoice, milk producers. The latest report card for beverage sales at U.S. high schools shows a big fat F for soft drinks. Read more

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