HD Notebook

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

bull list

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

Pain management makes a difference

Date: 
Thu, 04/11/2013

After dehorning or castration, calves recovered sooner when an anesthetic was part of the package.

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

Know your costs of production

Date: 
Wed, 04/10/2013

Forage production expenses and dairy cattle feed inputs need to be known.

April 2013 webinar cover slideBy Patti Hurtgen,
Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager

Few things can irritate a person like finding out they overpaid for a product or did not sell their own for its true value. In the April 8 Hoard’s Dairyman “Reviewing forage and feed costs – What’s fair?” webinar, Mike Hutjens, University of Illinois, stressed the importance of learning the true costs of feed production so you can best manage your resources. Read more

How would the Dairy Security Act impact your dairy?

Date: 
Tue, 04/09/2013

An economic study by a six-member team gives everyone a look at how participation in the Dairy Security Act would work if it becomes dairy policy.

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

Dehorning is necessary, but so are solutions to make it less painful

Date: 
Mon, 04/08/2013

As media draws attention to our dairy industry, we need to continue work towards humane methods for general farm practices,including dehorning calves.

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

Top dairy co-op grabs record low refinancing rates

Date: 
Fri, 04/05/2013

Dairy Farmers of America will save millions with “once in a lifetime terms.”

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

As anyone who has recently refinanced a mortgage knows, long-term interest rates are at head-shaking lows. Read more

Ag majors have little to fear

Date: 
Thu, 04/04/2013

Experienced grads have the second lowest unemployment rate.

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

What is really going on with flavored milk?

Date: 
Wed, 04/03/2013

When is chocolate milk not “milk”?

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

U.S. leader in global dairy production

Date: 
Tue, 04/02/2013

The U.S. tops the charts in cow milk production and dairy processing.

 
by Abby Huibregtse, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor
 
The dairy industry is a global industry, and the U.S. is a key player. India actually produces more Energy Corrected Milk (ECM) than the U.S, but for countries that only count cows milk, U.S. is the top producer. Some countries, such as India, include buffalo milk in their total production.
 
To get a better grasp on world dairy production, there needed to be a way to standardize and rank milk production between countries. To do this, the International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN) was established in 2000. The IFCN is a global network of dairy researchers from 91 countries. Their main research focuses on milk production, milk prices and dairy farm economics, and their purpose is to get a better vision of milk production world-wide.
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