HD Notebook

An SCC drop remains elusive

Date: 
Thu, 04/25/2013

Delegates to the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS) veto a reduction to a 400,000 SCC.

by Amanda Smith, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor Read more

“Organic label is an excuse to charge more”

Date: 
Wed, 04/24/2013

Harris Poll finds consumers are skeptical and less willing to pay for “green” goods.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

It turns out that most U.S. consumers are smarter about food-buying choices than many people in agriculture may have thought. Read more

Creating a niche market for dairy products and education

Date: 
Tue, 04/23/2013

Brand recognition, local suppliers and great tasting products lead to their success.

by Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager
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Sometimes, what is on the outside does count

Date: 
Mon, 04/22/2013

It is what's on the inside AND outside that affects consumer enjoyment of drinking milk.

by Abby Huibregtse, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor Read more

Vodka from milk? Cheers!

Date: 
Fri, 04/19/2013

A dairy farmer in England is getting cheers for his Black Cow home brew.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

Whey, the liquid by-product of cheese making that is often disposed of as waste, is being made into vodka by a large-herd dairy farmer in England. No kidding. Read more

What’s being put on your fields?

Date: 
Thu, 04/18/2013

When it comes to sampling, it’s all about getting the right materials to the lab at the right time.

by Amanda Smith, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor

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A unique dairy youth competition exists in Australia.

Date: 
Wed, 04/17/2013

2013 Semex Dairy Youth Challenge winners

Ten team members compete in a three-phase contest.

By Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager Read more

What you don’t know can cost you

Date: 
Tue, 04/16/2013

Subclinical hypocalcemia shows no symptoms but can affect half of all second-lactation or greater fresh cows.

by Abby Huibregtse, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor Read more

Feed prices: Time to pull the trigger?

Date: 
Mon, 04/15/2013

Crop outlooks are rosy, feed prices are down, and milk futures are up.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

Can you hear a quiet question floating in the spring breezes: “Is it time to lock in feed?” Read more

Hoard’s Dairyman Bull List receives a face-lift

Date: 
Fri, 04/12/2013

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We’ve added genomic-only bull lists for every trait. Additionally, service sire calving ease (SCE) in Holsteins has a different look.

by Corey Geiger, Hoard’s Dairyman Managing Editor Read more

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