HD Notebook

Should you take the technology plunge?

Date: 
Mon, 12/10/2012

Precision technologies have had a slow adoption rate thus far.

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

December Hoard’s Dairyman Bull List ready to download

Date: 
Fri, 12/07/2012

Top 100 progeny proven Holsteins were all over 506 NM$, only $1 higher than August.

Hoard's Dairyman Dec 2012 Bull List
by Corey Geiger, Hoard’s Dairyman Assistant Managing Editor Read more

California co-ops renew plea for milk price help

Date: 
Thu, 12/06/2012

Petition resubmitted to state for temporary increase says industry’s survival is at risk.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

California’s largest dairy cooperatives have renewed a plea for help to the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), warning that survival of the state’s dairy industry is at risk. Read more

They’re at it again

Date: 
Wed, 12/05/2012

Peterson Farm Brothers are at it again, making a video to spread the word of agriculture.

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

Who is teaching society about agriculture?

Date: 
Tue, 12/04/2012

Agriculture education materials are available to help.

Ag in the ClassroomBy Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager Read more

Land rents, prices are like a blazing camp fire

Date: 
Mon, 12/03/2012

Ag land values have experienced an impressive run. Will it continue? Ag leaders met at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on that very issue.

by Corey Geiger, Hoard’s Dairyman Assistant Managing Editor

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Dairy cow culling is accelerating

Date: 
Fri, 11/30/2012

Removals are up 173,000 this year ­– most of them in the last four months.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

Enticed by attractive beef prices and wary of scary feed costs, the downsizing of the U.S. dairy herd by milk producers is picking up speed. Read more

Will block cheese hit $2.20 again?

Date: 
Thu, 11/29/2012

On a pound-for-pound basis, we are more than $1 over the world market.

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

Make your dairy a professionally managed business

Date: 
Wed, 11/28/2012

Producers should quit managing dairies like entrepreneurs and start managing their farms as professionally managed businesses.

by Lucas Sjostrom, Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor

Does your farm have growing pains? If you answered no, you’re either a well-run business or you don’t know what growing pains feel like yet. Read more

Dairy Bowl: More than a contest

Date: 
Tue, 11/27/2012

Dairy Bowl competitors

Youth competition stimulates learning

By Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager

A concept brought to 4-H dairy youth by Maryland extension agent, John Morris, in 1980 has turned into a widely accepted youth activity. Dairy Bowl began in the 4-H program on the national level and with the Holstein Association over three decades ago. Other breeds have followed suit. Read more

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