HD Notebook

Milk production and dairy farms continue to consolidate

Date: 
Mon, 02/04/2013

Only 193 of our nation’s 3,143 counties accounted for 75 percent of all milk production. Put another way, 10,000 farms produced 80 percent of the U.S. milk.

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

Milk quality superstars honored

Date: 
Fri, 02/01/2013

Awards celebrate what is already occurring on dairy farms.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

Excellence in what is not only possible for the production of superb quality milk, but what is already taking place on U.S. dairy farms, was celebrated January 29 at the 52nd annual National Mastitis Council (NMC) meeting in San Diego, Calif. Read more

Immigration reform could be on the horizon

Date: 
Thu, 01/31/2013

Senate proposal lays out separate path for farm labor with immigration reform.

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

Wisconsin State Fair to change entry protocol

Date: 
Wed, 01/30/2013

The long-standing county quota system has been eliminated.

boy with Guernsey calfBy Patti Hurtgen,
Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager
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Dairy product standards are outdated

Date: 
Tue, 01/29/2013

The International Dairy Foods Association plans to introduce federal legislation to update some of these dairy standards.

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

Let's cut the slack in volunteering

Date: 
Mon, 01/28/2013

Finding volunteers continues to be a challenge in many agricultural organizations. A new book outlines a way through to an effective, efficient, volunteer army.

by Lucas Sjostrom, Contributing Editor

To me, 4-H meetings were a place to get things done. We made money through hard work and gave it to the homeless. I balanced our club's 4-H checkbook as treasurer (with what I thought was a HUGE sum of money – over $1,000!). When I was able to serve as our county's federation president as a high schooler, I even participated in my first-ever job interview and hiring process as we searched for a new 4-H program coordinator. Read more

Idaho dairy worker pleads guilty to animal abuse

Date: 
Fri, 01/25/2013

Police still searching for two other employees.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

A degree of closure has come in the sensational animal abuse video case that occurred in Idaho last October. Read more

Dairy dozen identified for OSHA inspection

Date: 
Thu, 01/24/2013

Twelve key hazard areas are the focus of Wisconsin’s OSHA program.

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

What is the cost of success?

Date: 
Wed, 01/23/2013

Winning the contest might be the easiest part.

By Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager

Youth compete in a variety of contests like dairy judging, dairy bowl and cattle exhibitions. They are known to put in hours of preparation during team practices or train their cattle in the yard for weeks. Read more

One dairyman is "Face of Farming"

Date: 
Tue, 01/22/2013

Will Gilmer

Will Gilmer made the final cut in the inaugural U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance Faces of Farmers and Ranching national spokesperson search.

by Lucas Sjostrom, contributing editor Read more

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