HD Notebook

Avoid overstocking in the transition period

Date: 
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

Date: 
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

Date: 
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

Date: 
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

Date: 
Thu, 05/16/2013

Foot health impacts reproduction, production and early culling.

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

Don’t leave your dry cows out high and dry this summer

Date: 
Wed, 05/15/2013

Heat stress during late gestation impacts not only cow health and production but calf performance and immunity, as well.

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

Ten showmanship tips for success

Date: 
Tue, 05/14/2013

girls with red and white calves

Little things can be overlooked when preparing for showmanship.

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

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

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