HD Notebook

Low-forage diets work, too

Date: 
Thu, 07/11/2013

In late lactation, forage substitute, high byproduct diets can support the milk production in the short term.

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

Junior Holstein members are shining bright

Date: 
Wed, 07/10/2013

Holstein youth are testing their knowledge and being recognized for their achievements at the 2013 National Holstein Convention.

by Taylor Pires, Hoard's Dairyman Editorial Intern Read more

Young farmers face financing challenges

Date: 
Tue, 07/09/2013

Owning a farm is a dream for many young farmers, but it might not be a reality due to financing that is hard to obtain.

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

2012 profit-starved West can only hope for upswing next year

Date: 
Mon, 07/08/2013

High feed costs force heavier culling.

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

Major grain prices hit one-year lows

Date: 
Fri, 07/05/2013

Dairy feed cost situation is night and day different from a year ago.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

The West is scorching, yet much of the Midwest and East are soggy. And while crops there generally got a very slow start, high soil moisture levels are nonetheless driving rosy harvest outlooks for major dairy cattle feeds through the roof. Read more

Hoard’s Dairyman Jerseys evaluated by AJCA

Date: 
Wed, 07/03/2013

Association appraisal team applies final scores.

by Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manger

Shawn Styer The Hoard’s Dairyman Farm began in 1899 and Jerseys arrived in the fall of 2009 to join our long-established Guernsey herd. Read more

Precision dairy technologies will enhance cow care and management

Date: 
Tue, 07/02/2013

New dairy farm technologies were center stage at the Precision Dairy Conference last week.

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

“Balance is the key to anything”

Date: 
Mon, 07/01/2013

Regancrest farm logo

Regancrest Farm strives to balance quality genetics and management.

by Taylor Pires, Hoard’s Dairyman Editorial Intern Read more

California dairies get a few more price crumbs

Date: 
Fri, 06/28/2013

But the latest token increase comes with a stunning admission by the ag secretary.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

Producer milk prices will go up 12.5 cents per hundredweight for six months in California starting July 1, the result of the most recent producer petition for emergency price relief to help dairies cover their cost of production. Read more

Forages are key at the Hoard’s Dairyman Farm

Date: 
Thu, 06/27/2013

In the June Guernsey Breeders’ Journal, owners and mangers from the nation’s top-producing herds shared insight on their feeding programs.

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

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