HD Notebook

Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture dies unexpectedly

Thu, 07/22/2010

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So simple, but not easy

Wed, 07/21/2010

The job of the milker to keep teats clean and dry to prevent infection is a daily battle on every farm; yet the task is simple in thought. Today at the Hoard’s Dairyman Farm, a Hispanic milker training was held to relay that message in a way attendees could understand thoroughly. The event was organized by Vita Plus. Read more

Canadian dairy producers set a world record

Tue, 07/20/2010

Dairy Farmers of Canada, partnering with Canadian processors from across the country, announced it officially set a new world record. On July 8, 2010, they broke the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest smoothie at the Bust-a-Record Dairy Day celebration held in Toronto, Canada.

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Reading the latest CWT tea leaves

Mon, 07/19/2010

Now that the dust is settling a week after results of the 10th and most recent Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) Herd Retirement were announced, let’s look at what they might say about dairy producers and the state of dairying. Read more

Last direct Hoard relative to work for the company passes away

Fri, 07/16/2010

For over 40 years, Mark "Bud" Kerschensteiner diligently worked for the company that his great grandfather, Governor William Dempster Hoard, founded in 1870. With his passing, an era comes to a close, as Kerschensteiner was the last direct relative to work for Hoard's Dairyman and the W.D. Hoard and Sons Company. Read more

It finished with a poem

Thu, 07/15/2010

Several hundred friends came out to pay their respects to the late Dr. David Dickson on July 14. Some great tributes and stories were told by those attending the event. At the conclusion of the memorial service, Dickson's sister, Linda Sorstokke, shared a poem that hung on his wall discussing those who judged dairy shows. It is believed that Dickson wrote it himself.

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The latest in dairy research presented at ADSA

Wed, 07/14/2010

The annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association is currently underway in Denver, Colo. The event is home to presentations on the very latest in dairy research — we've seen research presented regarding a gamut of dairy topics from lameness to crossbreeding to cheese chemistry to animal welfare. The event began on Sunday and concludes this afternoon. Read more

Parents have always stressed the importance of eating a good breakfast each morning before heading off to school.

Tue, 07/13/2010

Research shows that eating breakfast is one of the best ways to fuel both the body and mind. Students who eat breakfast also perform better in school.

Recent reports bumps up milk and corn price forecasts

Mon, 07/12/2010

Forecast milk production for 2010 and 2011 is raised slightly from last month in USDA Supply and Demand Estimates released late last week. Cow numbers have remained higher than expected, and milk per cow is expected to increase more rapidly than previously forecast. Read more

Accomplished dairy judging coach, David Dickson, passes away

Sat, 07/10/2010

One of the foremost authorities on dairy cattle judging passed away Friday, July 9, in Madison, Wis., after a courageous battle against cancer. During his distinguished career, David Dickson judged more shows (13 total) at World Dairy Expo than any other official. In addition, he placed dairy cattle in over 20 countries and served on the All American selection committees for all seven recognized Purebred Dairy Cattle Association breeds. He was the first American to judge the European Championship Holstein Show and the New Zealand Royal Agricultural Holstein Show. He has led judging conferences throughout the U.S. and in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Italy, Japan and Spain. During his career as the University of Wisconsin-Madison dairy cattle judging coach which officially began in 1968, Dickson led teams to seven national championships at the National Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest. Perhaps more impressive, his teams won 18 team reasons titles at the national contest. Read more

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