HD Notebook

Death is inevitable; estate taxes are not

Date: 
Fri, 10/26/2012

Straightforward legal planning will help a dairy continue being a dairy.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

Everyone dies eventually. But when a milk producer passes away it can also mean the end of the dairy, its jobs and family traditions unless some fairly straightforward legal planning has been done to prevent estate taxes from being fatal. Read more

The best welfare standards need a balanced approach

Date: 
Thu, 10/25/2012

The dairy industry has many reasons to be proud. Lameness is an area where we can improve.

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

We are in a war with terrorists

Date: 
Wed, 10/24/2012

Abuse videos are a guerilla tactic to turn public opinion against animal agriculture.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

Are you fed up yet with undercover videos that show cows being mistreated?

Are you sick and tired yet of how it makes you feel to see the dairy industry’s image trashed? Read more

FFA gains momentum

Date: 
Tue, 10/23/2012

National organization hits record-high membership.

FFA logoby Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manger Read more

U.S. cow numbers drop for six straight months

Date: 
Mon, 10/22/2012

September milk fell 0.5 percent nationally while California milk flow is down three straight months.

by Corey Geiger, Hoard's Dairyman Assistant Managing Editor

cows eating Read more

This isn’t your daddy’s dairy industry anymore

Date: 
Fri, 10/19/2012

Report says surviving volatility is the key to staying in business.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor Read more

Is water a bottleneck on your farm?

Date: 
Thu, 10/18/2012

Water is essential for cows' survival and milk production. Knowing the specs on the drinking water you provide enables you to better meet her needs.

cow drinking water

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

In-line milk testing is coming

Date: 
Wed, 10/17/2012

Testing progesterone, LDH, BHB and MUN right in the parlor (or robot) is on its way. What’s next?

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

We owe it all to the cow

Date: 
Tue, 10/16/2012

Many products come from our bovine friends.

by-product image of a cow
by Patti Hurtgen, Hoard's Dairyman Online Media Manager Read more

Oil production surge providing no fuel relief

Date: 
Mon, 10/15/2012

Areas of dairy production, outside the Upper Midwest, are seeing an oil production surge. But farmers and consumers aren’t seeing a drop in fuel prices.

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

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