HD Notebook

Both large and small farms can excel at animal well-being

Date: 
Wed, 07/17/2013

Despite public perception, growing herd size does not have to equate to less individualized care for animals.

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

U.S. Junior Holstein members strive for maximum success

Date: 
Tue, 07/16/2013

Members uphold the Holstein Association USA motto of working to be the best.

Iowa Junior Holstein membersby Taylor Pires, Hoard’s Dairyman Editorial Intern Read more

Four new Excellent Jersey cows at Hoard’s Dairyman Farm

Date: 
Mon, 07/15/2013

Young cows also score well.

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

Remember, hot temperatures can kill calves, too

Date: 
Fri, 07/12/2013

Shade, ventilation and water are critical for them.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

calfRecord heat across the West in recent weeks has driven home a sad and expensive reminder for some dairies: heat stress can kill calves. Read more

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

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