HD Notebook

Will the air leave the agriculture’s economic balloon?

Date: 
Mon, 05/13/2013

Cash grain farmers have experienced one of the best financial runs in the history of American dairy farming. How much longer will it last?

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

Rattling a milk can of worms: Classified pricing

Date: 
Fri, 05/10/2013

Does it still benefit farmers or does it discourage product investment and innovation?

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

I don’t have the answer, but because exports now account for more than 13 percent of all milk solids made in the U.S. and Class I use is falling as steadily as public approval of Congress, I sure have the question. Here’s an example why: Read more

Target 2 feet per cow at the bunk

Date: 
Thu, 05/09/2013

Cows will sacrifice feeding time in order to lie down when both resources are limited.

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

Are there good options for cowside ketosis testing?

Date: 
Wed, 05/08/2013

Producers have options for identifying ketotic cows, but some methods are better than others.

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

Cow flow is crucial

Date: 
Mon, 05/06/2013

Having a heifer enterprise won’t make sense for every operation.

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

California dairy producers win support in whey struggle

Date: 
Fri, 05/03/2013

State Assembly Ag Committee votes 6-0 in support of better parity with FMMO values.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

May Day was a good day for California dairy producers – and an unusually crowded one for members of the State Assembly’s Ag Committee. Read more

“Fuel Up” rewards youth

Date: 
Thu, 05/02/2013

It took an NFL stadium to contain the excitement Minnesota youth had for the Fuel Up to Play 60 Program.

by Lucas Sjostrom

It’s not every day you get to meet an NFL athlete, especially as a 6th grader. But if you’re in a school involved with the Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP60) program, you might get your chance. Read more

Young consumers connect food dots

Date: 
Wed, 05/01/2013

Students write essays to connect farming with their food.

by Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager

This spring, Wisconsin’s Ag in the Classroom program held an essay contest. Fourth and fifth grade students from across the state wrote one-page essays about “Wisconsin farms help me eat a healthy lunch by…” Read more

Pastures need extra care after a drought year

Date: 
Tue, 04/30/2013

The drought has been hard on pastureland, so extra attention should be given to prepare paddocks for this growing season.

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

Strong dairy product prices softened slightly in recent weeks

Date: 
Mon, 04/29/2013

A moderating drought in Oceania has caused prices to drop slightly from the recent highs. However, tighter than expected global supplies should keep dairy product prices stronger than originally expected.

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

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