HD Notebook

Picture yourself as a Packer, Raven or Viking!

Date: 
Tue, 08/07/2012

Dairy checkoff photo contest has football theme.

by Patti Hurtgen, Online Media Manager, Hoard's Dairyman

While those may not be your favorite football teams, Dairy Management Inc. still is looking for you to show your favorite team spirit with a dairy twist by entering the “Show your pride” dairy producer photo contest. Read more

Show pride and interact with consumers at the fair

Date: 
Mon, 08/06/2012

Youth at the Wisconsin State Fair share messages with fairgoers.

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

America’s cheese geeks hear from Grandin

Date: 
Fri, 08/03/2012

Temple Grandin gives an educated crowd an opportunity to rethink their opinions.

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

The best minds aren’t sticking with research

Date: 
Thu, 08/02/2012

To remain a player we cannot remain disinvested in agriculture.

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Smaller cotton crops expected in 2012, 2013

Date: 
Wed, 08/01/2012

Tight seed supplies likely for dairy feeding needs as a result.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

Corn, soybeans and hay aren’t the only dairy feed staples expected to have more limited supplies this fall. A slightly smaller U.S. cotton crop is also forecast, which means the amount of cottonseed available for dairy rations will be affected. Read more

New dairy showmanship scorecard, but same great experience

Date: 
Tue, 07/31/2012

Judges and youth need to be aware of recent PDCA changes.

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

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Don’t rely on feeding time to detect calf illness

Date: 
Mon, 07/30/2012

Sheila McGuirk, D.V.M. provides three steps for evaluating calf health

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

Ignore silage losses at your own risk

Date: 
Fri, 07/27/2012

With feed prices so high this year, cutting shrinkage losses are a must.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

With half of the country now in a drought disaster area, if there was ever a year for dairy farmers to take reducing silage losses seriously, this is it. Read more

Evaluate your forage options

Date: 
Thu, 07/26/2012

by Gary Sipiorski, Dairy Development Manager, Vita Plus, Corp.

Most dairy nutritionists already have been stuffing cows with as many alternative feeds as they can lay their ration formulas on. If there is less corn or soybeans at harvest time, due to our current drought, there will certainly be less of the by-products that come from those main crops. Read more

Living and dying by grants

Date: 
Wed, 07/25/2012

Sonny Ramaswamy

Agriculture can no longer depend on traditional sources to fund its research efforts, notes NIFA’s new director.

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

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