HD Notebook

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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NASS’s monthly Milk Production reports get axed . . . for now

Date: 
Wed, 03/13/2013

Of the major ag commodity groups, dairy, and to some degree cattle, take the only hits in sequestration led budget cuts.

By Corey Geiger, Hoard’s Dairyman Managing Editor
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Dairy producers need to use and protect groundwater

Date: 
Tue, 03/12/2013

We recognize groundwater as a valuable resource this week.

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

We’ve made great strides in improving udders

Date: 
Mon, 03/11/2013

Through classification and accurate assessment, udders are more functional than previous generations. Unfortunately, we have more work to do with feet and legs.

Professor Gordon AtkinsBy Corey Geiger, Hoard’s Dairyman Managing Editor Read more

Idaho dairy energy efficiency open house March 19

Date: 
Fri, 03/08/2013

solar panels

Award-winning farmstead cheesemaker will show its comprehensive new energy conservation system.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

A firsthand look at what dairies are already doing to make, save and reduce energy use will be on display March 19 at Ballard Family Dairy and Cheese in Gooding, Idaho. The 80-cow Jersey dairy will host an open house at its big red barn at 520 S. 800 E. from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The focus of the event will be the energy conservation and production systems that the dairy installed last year with the help of USDA’s Rural Development and Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) programs, Idaho Power, EnSave, D.L. Evans Bank, and Site Based Energy. Dairy producers who attend the open house will receive a free Level 1 energy audit of their farms. Read more

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