HD Notebook

Stupid Camera Tricks

Wed, 12/21/2011

As editors, we know it doesn’t take much editing to use a comment fully out of context. By cutting the beginning or ending of a quote, whole speeches can be turned on their head. With video, it’s even easier.

It’s no surprise, November milk production is up over last year

Tue, 12/20/2011

November total milk production was up 2.2 percent over 2010

The dairy industry can be unpredictable at times, but the milk production trend from the major states is one of the most predictable, even at the month level. With genetic progress and new management techniques to increase production, gains are expected. Review this three-year chart of monthly production. Spot on, I’d say! Read more

California’s Doug Maddox passes away Monday morning

Mon, 12/19/2011

An outstanding dairyman, Maddox also gave much to the industry.

One of the dairy industry’s best-known personalities, Doug Maddox, passed away this morning in his office after a massive heart attack. A vibrant person until his last day, Doug had a personality that simply caused people to gravitate to him. Read more

A 400,000 SCC milk limit after all

Fri, 12/16/2011

All dairy products sold into Europe must comply by March 1.

Much of the U.S. dairy industry wanted it, but milk quality officials didn’t have the guts to do it earlier this year. Now here it comes anyway: a stricter but entirely doable 400,000 SCC limit on at least some U.S. milk production starts January 1, 2012. Read more

Cracking down on residues

Thu, 12/15/2011


Antibiotic residues are a cause for concern. FDA bulk tank testing will begin in 2012

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We’re beef producers, too

Wed, 12/14/2011

Beef checkoff

Dairy producers account for a sizeable portion (about 10 percent) of the nation’s meat case, in addition to our dairy products. Participating and networking at beef meetings can help us learn and share our side of the story.

A Special Gift for Your Dairy Friends

Tue, 12/13/2011

Shopping for dairy people is not an easy task.

”FosterIt seems to be a struggle to purchase a Christmas gift for those that spend the majority of their life surrounded by cows and calves. Read more

Antibiotics use in food animals: Necessary. Responsible. Ethical.

Mon, 12/12/2011

Media oversimplification of so complex an issue often misleads consumers.

It was yet another preeminent national symposium whose sound-bites you didn’t see on the evening news. Read more

December Hoard’s Dairyman Bull List ready to download

Fri, 12/09/2011

Top 50 genomic Holstein bulls are all over 788 Net Merit.

Is your dairy ready for an OSHA visit?

Thu, 12/08/2011

OSHA logo

A webinar hosted by the UW Center for Agricultural Safety and Health on Tuesday honed in on what producers can expect should OSHA visit their dairy.

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