HD Notebook

Forecast sees more corn for fuel than feed

Fri, 08/19/2011

USDA expects ethanol to use the biggest share of 2011 crop.

For the first time ever, ethanol plants are expected to use more of the nation’s corn crop in 2011 than livestock producers do. If that happens, it means $7-per-bushel corn prices may not go away anytime soon. Read more

Milk production forecast wanes

Thu, 08/18/2011

The UDSA, in a report released last Thursday, lowered the anticipated milk production for 2011. Commodity price forecasts remain strong.

Dairy Down Under: Say Cheese!

Wed, 08/17/2011

More dairy tales from Tasmania from Washington State University student, Anna Gibson.

“Washington State University has been making award-winning cheese and ice cream since the 1930s!” I said in my best Glenn Johnson, “Voice of the cougars,” voice I could do. Read more

The tradition of dairy twilight meetings

Tue, 08/16/2011

Where dairy farms are plentiful, the tradition continues.

Bill Barlass explains some plans for the future to the crowd during last night’s twilight meeting at Barlass Jerseys. Read more

Hate high hay shipping costs? This won’t help

Mon, 08/15/2011

Guess which costs more: far away by ship or close by truck?

Benefit from 3-A-Day

Sat, 08/13/2011

Elevated levels of dairy product consumption during teen years has life-long benefits

Dairy product consumption in adults has been associated with a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes (T2D). Tracing this trend back, researchers set out to evaluate the relationship between dairy product consumption during adolescence and risk of Type 2 diabetes in adulthood. Read more

August Hoard’s Dairyman Bull List ready to download

Fri, 08/12/2011

Top 50 genomic Holstein bulls over 750 Net Merit.

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Keep eye on food safety

Thu, 08/11/2011

It is our responsibility to provide a safe, nutritious food supply.

Go ahead, butter-fy yourself!

Wed, 08/10/2011

Great fun at the Minnesota State Fair!

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Accurate Records: Links in the Dairy Food Chain

Tue, 08/09/2011

Responsible antibiotic use is everyone’s responsibility.

The veterinarian, herd owner, and employees handling medications all need to be aware of the guidelines and rules involving antibiotic treatments for dairy cattle and have accurate records. Read more

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