HD Notebook

March 1 federal budget cuts hit dairy, too

Date: 
Mon, 03/04/2013

Sequestration-led reductions could reduce USDA’s budget by 5 to 8 percent. Few USDA programs will go untouched.

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

Twenty years of relentless dairy farm growth

Date: 
Fri, 03/01/2013

Herd size and production have soared; farm numbers have plummeted.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

Change is one of the great constants in U.S. dairy farming. Read more

Elevated milk consumption provides an overall survival advantage

Date: 
Thu, 02/28/2013

Research is challenging the long-held dogma on the relationship between saturated fat, milkfat and cardiovascular disease.

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

Hoard’s Dairyman is just a print magazine, right?

Date: 
Wed, 02/27/2013

Hoard's Dairyman

The National Dairy Farm magazine has grown to include the digital realm.

by Patti Hurtgen,
Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager
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Robots repairs are few and far between

Date: 
Tue, 02/26/2013

In many cases, herd owners can make their own repairs; some do require expert intervention.

by Lucas Sjostrom, contributing editor Read more

These aren’t your father’s mastitis pathogens

Date: 
Mon, 02/25/2013

Klebsiella, Prototheca and Serratia infections are replacing those we’ve become accustomed to dealing with. There are no known cures for this group of three.

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

2012 was another banner year for Jerseys

Date: 
Fri, 02/22/2013

It is becoming an old story, but one that never gets old for the Jersey breed: it is on a roll.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

Jersey cow Read more

Dairy farm numbers fall under 50,000 operations

Date: 
Thu, 02/21/2013

Only 1,960 dairies or 3.8 percent hang up milkers for the last time compared to the previous year. That’s tied for the sixth-smallest percentage drop since the count began in 1992.

2012 dairy farm numbersBy Corey Geiger, Hoard’s Dairyman Managing Editor Read more

A drop in the bucket

Date: 
Wed, 02/20/2013

Lots of small contributions will grow dairy’s positive image.

Dairy Management Inc’s milk bottle pledge with milk dropsBy Patti Hurtgen,
Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager
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The climate may be changing without you

Date: 
Tue, 02/19/2013

The weather changes every day, there’s no way around it. But is it a trend? Factors outside meteorologists, hurricanes and snowstorms can be offered as proof.

by Lucas Sjostrom, contributing editor Read more

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