HD Notebook

Golden Guernsey plant closed unexpectedly

Date: 
Mon, 01/07/2013

After the U.S. Department of Justice ordered Dean Foods to divest of Golden Guernsey in August 2011, plant barely lasts a year under new ownership.

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

Best of '12: Whatever you’ve heard about California's situation, it’s worse

Date: 
Fri, 01/04/2013

Over the holidays, we will be sharing some of our most-viewed blogs of 2012. If you missed them earlier, we've got them ready to start 2013.

The industry is crippled, it will likely get worse and it may never recover.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor Read more

Best of '12: Holstein Association adjusts classification scorecard

Date: 
Thu, 01/03/2013

Effective in September 2012, there are new breakdowns for final score.

by Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager

Holstein Association USA classifier Willis Gunst spoke at a twilight meeting in Wisconsin to share the new classification changes with Holstein breeders and to answer questions they have on the program. A video details the highlights. Read more

Farm Bill: The process will start over in 2013

Date: 
Wed, 01/02/2013

MILC gets renewed; it will yield little for dairy producers.

by Corey Geiger, Hoard’s Dairyman Assistant Managing Editor

When all is said and done, the farm bill basically was extended for one year. That is because language to renew most of its old components was inserted into legislation passed on New Year’s Day to avert the fiscal cliff. Read more

Ten things we learned in 2012

Date: 
Tue, 01/01/2013

Lessons learned and wisdom gained . . . hopefully.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

Every event in life is a learning experience, even if what you learn is “I don’t want to do that again.” The same can be said of 2012. It was a year that flew by but still left many lessons for dairy producers. Here are a few: Read more

Farm Bill: Congress is now keeping farmer’s hours to avert the dairy cliff

Date: 
Mon, 12/31/2012

As 2012 comes to a close, the halls of Congress will look like a well-lighted dairy barn.

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

Best of '12: New dairy showmanship scorecard, but same great experience

Date: 
Fri, 12/28/2012

Over the holidays, we will be sharing some of our most-viewed blogs of 2012. If you missed them earlier, we've got them ready to close out 2012.

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

by Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager

showmanship congratulations
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Best of '12: Steady milk production growth continued in 2011

Date: 
Thu, 12/27/2012

Over the holidays, we will be sharing some of our most-viewed blogs of 2012. If you missed them earlier, we've got them ready to close out 2012.

milk production

For back-to-back years, U.S. milk output rose by a remarkably uniform 1.8 percent.

Best of '12: “Do real stuff” urges Temple Grandin

Date: 
Wed, 12/26/2012

Over the holidays, we will be sharing some of our most-viewed blogs of 2012. If you missed them earlier, we've got them ready to close out 2012.

No doubt, there’s no modern animal scientist who has received as much recognition in recent years as Temple Grandin. She recently spoke to graduates of her alma mater, Franklin Pierce University, on May 12, 2012.

Best of '12: The rose petal proposal

Date: 
Tue, 12/25/2012

Over the holidays, we will be sharing some of our most-viewed blogs of 2012. If you missed them earlier, we've got them ready to close out 2012.

Dairy producer proposes marriage in barn among his cows

Kipp Hinz proposing on one knee with ringby Patti Hurtgen, Read more

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