HD Notebook

Readjusted portfolio gives AMPI Co-op renewed focus

Date: 
Wed, 03/27/2013

Two years ago, the Upper Midwest cooperative developed a strategic plan to position the organization for future growth by focusing on core products.

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

Proposed bill could change milk pricing in California

Date: 
Tue, 03/26/2013

If passed, the bill would permit dairy producers to petition for allowance into the federal milk pricing system.

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

Dairy farmer is the preferred name

Date: 
Mon, 03/25/2013

Informal survey looked at those who are involved in dairy production.

by Patti Hurtgen, Hoard's Dairyman Online Media Manager

After presenting various terms to describe those that work with dairy cattle everyday, we have the results of our survey, mentioned in our blog a few weeks ago. In total, there were 97 respondents. Read more

New Zealand’s woes boost U.S. milk prices

Date: 
Fri, 03/22/2013

Whole milk powder is soaring as the effects of its drought emerge.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

Drought in the world’s largest dairy exporting country is igniting global dairy product prices and boosting the outlook for milk prices in the U.S. Read more

Sharing your activities online can have negative implications

Date: 
Thu, 03/21/2013

“Big brother” and the outside world are watching.

by Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager
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February milk unchanged when leap year adjusted

Date: 
Wed, 03/20/2013

The release of February’s milk production data brings NASS reporting to a close for the fiscal year.

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

Aim for zero residues in milk and meat

Date: 
Tue, 03/19/2013

Luckily, farmers already do a great job minimizing drug residues in milk and meat.

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

Lactose percentage drops with mastitis

Date: 
Mon, 03/18/2013

Novel technologies could allow us to better detect mastitis infections.

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

2012 was another banner year for dairy exports

Date: 
Fri, 03/15/2013

Total value of products sold abroad exceeded $5 billion for the first time.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

Despite a slowdown the last six months, 2012 still turned out to be another record-setting export year for the U.S. dairy industry. Read more

Alfalfa quality is determined before the dairy cow takes her first bite

Date: 
Thu, 03/14/2013

Once alfalfa is made, its nutritional value cannot be changed, so plan ahead.

damaged alfalfa plantBy Patti Hurtgen,
Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager
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