HD Notebook

Dairy farming apps could pay back

Date: 
Wed, 09/05/2012

As smartphone apps make their way into agriculture, they could save us time and money.

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by Lucas Sjostrom, Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor

Smartphones have quickly risen in popularity. In the 2012 Hoard’s Dairyman Continuing Marketing Study, 28.5 percent of dairy farmers surveyed owned a device similar to a smartphone, BlackBerry or iPad. The 2012 results were based on 2011 information. Based on our travels to farms and conferences around the country, I expect that number to jump sharply in our 2013 results. Read more

Holstein Association adjusts classification scorecard

Date: 
Tue, 09/04/2012

Effective this September, there are new breakdowns for final score.

by Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager

Holstein Association USA classifier Willis Gunst recently attended a twilight meeting in Wisconsin to share the new classification changes with Holstein breeders and to answer questions they have on the program. Read more

Don’t forget about replacements when it’s hot

Date: 
Fri, 08/31/2012

Calves and heifers also suffer performance losses during heat stress.

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by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor Read more

Drought spurs farmers to try fall oats for feed

Date: 
Thu, 08/30/2012

by Paul Queck, freelance writer based in Indianapolis, Ind.

J and Allan Schanbacher have never planted oats any time but early spring. But this year they planted 63 acres in mid-August as they scramble to make up for drought-ravaged hay and corn crops. Read more

Eyes wide open on drought-stressed forage options

Date: 
Wed, 08/29/2012

Webinar highlights alternatives and considerations when feeding dairy cattle.

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

LGM-Dairy contracts available Friday

Date: 
Tue, 08/28/2012

USDA’s Risk Management Agency announces the remainder of LGM-Dairy funds will be available this Friday.

by Lucas Sjostrom, Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor Read more

No need to fear the cost of higher education

Date: 
Mon, 08/27/2012

Check out Hoard’s Dairyman’s updated online scholarship listing.

by Chelsey Johnson, Hoard’s Dairyman Editorial Intern Read more

2012 dairy exports off to a good start

Date: 
Fri, 08/24/2012

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor Read more

Nation’s dairy herd drops 7,000 head from June to July

Date: 
Thu, 08/23/2012

USDA released its July Milk Production report last Friday, August 17.

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

Incorporate manure all the way to limit N loss

Date: 
Wed, 08/22/2012

A partial incorporation of nitrogen saw no difference in loss in a four-year study. When trying to limit N loss, injection is easily your best bet.

by Lucas Sjostrom, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor Read more

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