HD Notebook

Is compressed natural gas dairy’s future?

Date: 
Wed, 04/04/2012

by Hoard's Dairyman staff

One of the U.S.’s most prominent dairymen looked into his renewable crystal ball.

Mike McCloskey, D.V.M., may be a name you are familiar with. Or another name, Fair Oaks Farms, might ring a bell. Whether or not those are familiar, you should know that Mike McCloskey is the president and owner of Fair Oaks Farms, a farm run by the Bos, den Dulk, McCloskey, Schakel, and Van Ravenswaay families.
Mike McCloskey

The group’s dairy interests run outside of Fair Oaks Farms, and the Fair Oaks Dairy Adventure (a tour through one free stall barn at their 30,000-cow complex in northwest Indiana), including a big dip into renewable energy.

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The 11th annual Dairy Challenge comes to a close

Date: 
Tue, 04/03/2012

by Hoard's Dairyman staff

Four teams take First Place honors in Roanoke, Va.

June is Dairy Month, just around the corner

Date: 
Mon, 04/02/2012

by Hoard's Dairyman staffdairy products

If you are planning an event, whether a farm tour or school visit, now is the time to start gathering material.

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“EPA will destroy this country”

Date: 
Fri, 03/30/2012

by Hoard's Dairyman staff

Attorney warns food shortages are possible if agency continues to operate unchecked.

Get Washington, D.C. attorney Gary Baise (pictured) started on the Environmental Protection Agency. Please. It won’t take much. Be sure to listen carefully — and be prepared to be frightened and angered in ways you may not have been before. Read more

"Pink slime" leaves industry black and blue

Date: 
Thu, 03/29/2012

Ignorance on food processing bruises producers, processors, and people.

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Digester interest remains strong

Date: 
Wed, 03/28/2012

by Hoard's Dairyman staff

This year’s conference “Got Manure?” featured a preconference tour of three New York digester systems.

The West Coast is swimming in milk

Date: 
Tue, 03/27/2012

by Hoard's Dairyman staff

A number of dairy processors have implemented or reconfirmed delivery constraints.

PTAs will be reduced on genomic males and females

Date: 
Mon, 03/26/2012

by Hoard's Dairyman staff

Genomic adjustments will be included in this April’s genetic evaluations.

You can’t fix stupid

Date: 
Fri, 03/23/2012

by Hoard's Dairyman staff

Consumers say they hear the warnings about raw milk, but they don’t care.

A well-done article in last week’s San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News highlighted one of the head-shaking realities that the dairy industry and all of agriculture is up against these days: Consumers can sometimes be too stupid to be saved from themselves. Read more

Chobani yogurt is based on principle

Date: 
Thu, 03/22/2012

by Hoard's Dairyman staff

Hamdi Ulukaya risked everything, and his Greek yogurt is now the nation’s market leader.

“You cannot separate dairy products from the farm,” said Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani brand yogurts who at one time was an employee on a U.S. dairy farm. Read more

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