HD Notebook

With proper management, recycled manure solids are quality bedding

Date: 
Mon, 06/25/2012

Researchers at the University of Minnesota conducted a study to better understand recycled manure solids.

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

Genetic engineering: Who knows where it will go

Date: 
Fri, 06/22/2012

Chinese low-lactose calf is likely just the beginning of dairy applications.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

Put on your Star Wars T-shirt; this is a subject where one’s imagination can run wild. Read more

Milk production rose 383 million pounds from April

Date: 
Thu, 06/21/2012

Year over year, the nation's dairy herd has grown by 77,000 head.

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

Investments for the future

Date: 
Wed, 06/20/2012

watering a calf

Children are 100 times more expensive to raise to adulthood than a dairy heifer.

by Patti Hurtgen, Online Media Manager, Hoard's Dairyman Read more

What does your profile picture say about you?

Date: 
Tue, 06/19/2012

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Facebook and Twitter profile pictures allow friends, neighbors and strangers to judge us on paper. Does yours say that you’re an animal welfare expert?

by Lucas Sjostrom, Associate Editor, Hoard's Dairyman Read more

It's time for final comment on future U.S. genetic evaluations

Date: 
Mon, 06/18/2012

Breeders have until July 16 to give input on the CDCB’s Business Plan proposal

by Corey Geiger, Assistant Managing Editor, Hoard's Dairyman

On Friday June 15, the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding released its road map for operational and financial aspects of how U.S. genetic evaluations might be carried out once USDA takes a step back from providing this service. The five-page Business Plan discusses governance, data flow and collection, as well as future fees to fund the system. The initial budget is projected to be $1.153 million and it will expand to $1.84 million by the third year. Read more

Oil is down, so will hauling rates follow?

Date: 
Fri, 06/15/2012

Crude prices have dropped 24 percent this year, but dairy producers shouldn’t hold their breath.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

The financial highway for dairies always seems to be a one-way street. Read more

Use your feed dollars wisely

Date: 
Thu, 06/14/2012

Simple strategies and analysis of your purchases can help you navigate the feed-price roller coaster.

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

When is enough labeling enough?

Date: 
Wed, 06/13/2012

Polls indicate that consumers want foods labeled if they contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). But with no health issues, is it germane?

by Lucas Sjostrom, Associate Editor, Hoard’s Dairyman Read more

The rose petal proposal

Date: 
Tue, 06/12/2012

Dairy producer proposes marriage in barn among his cows

Kipp Hinz proposing on one kneeby Patti Hurtgen, Hoard's Dairyman Online Media Manager Read more

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