HD Notebook

Will the future have room for you?

Date: 
Fri, 06/01/2012

Fewer dairies every year is a certainty. Which ones stay in business is not.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

In the brief period that the number of licensed U.S. dairies has been tracked (19 years), the trend is as frightening as it is obvious: the total gets smaller every year. Read more

Dry matter has uses beyond the bunk

Date: 
Thu, 05/31/2012

Your calves benefit from access to a dry lying surface.

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

Dairy charity offers resources for all ages

Date: 
Wed, 05/30/2012

National Dairy Shrine

The National Dairy Shrine teaches, awards and rewards on behalf of the dairy industry.

by Hoard’s Dairyman staff Read more

Do you celebrate with dairy?

Date: 
Tue, 05/29/2012

Serve dairy products at events to promote the industry

by Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman staff

Last weekend, I attended a high school graduation party for a student pursuing higher education in our industry. Family and friends gathered to celebrate the graduation and were treated to a dairy promotion experience. Read more

Consistency is key to completing many dairy farm tasks

Date: 
Mon, 05/28/2012

Consider writing a standard operating procedure to ensure tasks are completed uniformly on your operation.

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

The dairy industry’s financial bleeding WILL stop

Date: 
Fri, 05/25/2012

We just don’t know exactly when.

by Hoard's Dairyman staff

Economist Herbert Stein (1916-1999) had a keen wit and ability to sum up complex financial concepts in simple ways. A former chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisors, he is best remembered for saying, “If something can’t go on forever, it will stop”. It is now widely known as “Herb Stein’s Law.” Read more

Young cows fare well during classification

Date: 
Thu, 05/24/2012

Classification provides 29 Guernsey 2-year-olds at the Hoard’s Dairyman Farm with their first score.

The Guernsey 2-year-olds at the Hoard’s Dairyman Farm, managed by Jason Yurs, are looking better than ever and it was evident during their most recent classification on May 21, 2012. Read more

Minnesota event encourages young women to advocate for dairy farming

Date: 
Wed, 05/23/2012

Miss Oklahoma kicks off event by encouraging young women to share their story.

by Chelsey Johnson, Hoard's Dairyman Editorial Intern

Betty Thompson felt like she had the odds stacked against her when she ran for Miss America. “I was the little farm girl with a milk dud platform that wasn’t tall enough to win,” she said. Read more

Dairy is an unmatched component of a healthy diet

Date: 
Tue, 05/22/2012

White or chocolate, milk’s nutrients are affordable nutrition

by Hoard's Dairyman staff

It seems people choose to focus on the negative. When sharing milk’s story, highlight the positive. The phases you speak or type become memorable and often quotable. MyDairy shares some reminders as we all prepare for June is Dairy Month.

Here are some general statements about milk: Read more

Milk production continues surge

Date: 
Mon, 05/21/2012

April milk production was up 3.2 percent over a year prior, following a March rise of 4.1 percent.

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