HD Notebook

What’s food worth anyway?

Date: 
Wed, 04/11/2012

Food has become amazingly inexpensive since World War II. Is agriculture to be celebrated, or to blame?

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Bedding will impact the time she spends lying down

Date: 
Tue, 04/10/2012

As producers, are we keyed in to what our cow’s behavior tells us?

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April Hoard’s Dairyman Bull List ready to download

Date: 
Mon, 04/09/2012

Top 50 genomic Holstein bulls are all over 792 Net Merit.

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FDA scrutinizing extralabel and feed drug use

Date: 
Fri, 04/06/2012

Big changes and much stricter rules are looking very likely.

by Hoard's Dairyman staff

Enormous change appears to be coming in the way dairies and other livestock operations are accustomed to using pharmaceuticals on their animals, says Christine Hoang, D.V.M. and Assistant Director of the Scientific Activities Division of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Much stricter laws about the use of cephalosporins, including any use not stated on the label and any use for disease prevention, go into effect today (April 6). Longer term, she says the Food and Drug Administration is considering much tougher laws about extralabel use of antimicrobials in general, and their subtherapeutic use in feeds in particular. Read more

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

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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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