HD Notebook

Somatic cells: the best indicator of subclinical infections

Thu, 05/30/2013

All farms should develop an annual udder health plan to measure and monitor its milk quality goals.

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

Focus on your open cows

Wed, 05/29/2013

We aren’t dealing with salmon or deer. It’s much more difficult to get our cows pregnant.

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

Good water quality supports good quality milk production

Tue, 05/28/2013

A field study done by Penn State Extension suggests water quality may be linked to dairy herd milk production.

by Abby (Huibregtse) Bauer, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor Read more

California holds yet another milk price hearing

Fri, 05/24/2013

“C’mon Charlie Brown, I’ll hold the football and you kick it.”

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

The latest installment of California’s longest-running dairy soap opera, “We’re Begging You For More Money,” unfolded again this week. Read more

Hoard’s Dairyman Farm intern enjoys hands-on learning

Thu, 05/23/2013

Makenzie Waymeyer feeding Jersey calf

University of Kentucky student to spend three months in Fort Atkinson.

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Avoid overstocking in the transition period

Wed, 05/22/2013

Overstocking boosts a cow’s risk for health problems, low milk yield and poor reproductive performance.

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

Hay may be a hot commodity this summer

Tue, 05/21/2013

With record-low hay stocks, many farms will need to stretch their forage supplies.

by Abby Huibregtse, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor
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Costs to produce milk keep creeping up

Mon, 05/20/2013

Among the 504 dairy farms in the Northeast Dairy Farm Summary, the net cost of production was $18.23, up 12 cents from 2011.

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

California takes another step toward federal milk order

Fri, 05/17/2013

Authorization is included in House Ag Committee’s draft of 2013 Farm Bill

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

The emotional and growing revolt by California milk producers against what they say is their state’s inadequate and unresponsive milk pricing system, gained a lot more traction on May 13. Read more

Lameness undermines the management of a dairy herd

Thu, 05/16/2013

Foot health impacts reproduction, production and early culling.

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

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