HD Notebook

Milk price outlook improves slightly

Thu, 06/24/2010

The Class III price is projected to average $13.95 to $14.35 per hundredweight in 2010, according to USDA's June 18 Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook Report. The 2010 average through May is $13.57. USDA forecasts that the Class III average for 2011 will climb to between $14.35 and $15.35 per hundredweight. Read more

CARE bill could hinder our youth leasing programs

Wed, 06/23/2010

One of the most successful opportunities to get nonfarm youth excited about the dairy industry we've witnessed is leasing programs through 4-H, FFA, or breed groups.

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Win a trip to the AgChat Foundation’s Agvocacy 2.0!

Tue, 06/22/2010

NutriDense Silage kicked off their Web Moo.0 Contest last week in celebration of June’s National Dairy Month.

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Supreme Court overturns alfalfa seed ruling

Mon, 06/21/2010

On a 7 to 1 vote, the United States Supreme Court reversed an earlier ruling by U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer that placed a nationwide injunction on planting Roundup Ready Alfalfa and barring USDA from partially deregulating Roundup Ready Alfalfa pending the court ordered environmental review.

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Ayrshire convention sets the bar

Sat, 06/19/2010

Recognizing the special role of the dairy cow, Hoard's Dairyman donated two
limited edition prints to the seven dairy breed associations. Both prints
were remarqued and signed by artist, Bonnie Mohr. There are only two, of
1,250 limited edition prints, that are remarqued with a pencil etching of Read more

California bill targets faster overtime for ag workers

Fri, 06/18/2010

Because it’s the biggest agricultural state in the U.S. and a frequent trendsetter on political and social issue, farmers across the country may want to keep their eyes on an agricultural overtime pay bill that may become law in California. Read more

The abnormal has become normal

Thu, 06/17/2010

It was interesting to try to get a handle on the mood of those attending the Four State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference last week at Dubuque. The annual gathering has become popular for the nutritionists, consultants, feed sales reps, veterinarians, educators, media, and others. Attendance this year, around 450, was among the highest in the history of the event. Read more

World's best Jersey cheese crowned

Wed, 06/16/2010

Known for their component-rich milk, Jersey cows have long been known as the cheese queens. On June 11, the World Jersey Cattle Bureau hosted the second-ever World Jersey Cheese Awards at the breed's namesake — the Isle of Jersey in the English Channel. All entries were required to be composed of 100 percent Jersey milk. Read more

Kentucky cattle industry considers filing for disaster relief

Tue, 06/15/2010

Clover, which grew in abundance in Kentucky pastures this spring, isn’t lucky anymore. Agricultural Commissioner Richie Farmer of Kentucky has asked Governor Steve Beshear to request a disaster declaration from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Read more

Health checks and necropsys among science covered at Badger Dairy Camp

Mon, 06/14/2010

Dairy youth from Wisconsin, Illinois, and Texas came to Madison, Wis., for the 13th annual Badger Dairy Camp this June 14 to 16. The three-day camp is open to youth ages 12 to 18 years old are able to hone their judging and showing skills. It is just one of the many dairy camps available to youth across the country. Read more

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