HD Notebook

What is really going on with flavored milk?

Date: 
Wed, 04/03/2013

When is chocolate milk not “milk”?

By Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager
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U.S. leader in global dairy production

Date: 
Tue, 04/02/2013

The U.S. tops the charts in cow milk production and dairy processing.

 
by Abby Huibregtse, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor
 
The dairy industry is a global industry, and the U.S. is a key player. India actually produces more Energy Corrected Milk (ECM) than the U.S, but for countries that only count cows milk, U.S. is the top producer. Some countries, such as India, include buffalo milk in their total production.
 
To get a better grasp on world dairy production, there needed to be a way to standardize and rank milk production between countries. To do this, the International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN) was established in 2000. The IFCN is a global network of dairy researchers from 91 countries. Their main research focuses on milk production, milk prices and dairy farm economics, and their purpose is to get a better vision of milk production world-wide.
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Can we identify acidosis tolerant cows?

Date: 
Mon, 04/01/2013

Milk urea nitrogen values may have future applications in this area.

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

California prohibits “use it or lose it” vacation policy

Date: 
Fri, 03/29/2013

Many dairy owners still think otherwise, but the state’s Labor Code is crystal clear.

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

New plan unveiled for genomic evaluations

Date: 
Thu, 03/28/2013

While this April’s genetic evaluations will be delivered by AIPL, it will be the last set completely computed by the USDA agency.

by Corey Geiger, Hoard’s Dairyman Managing Editor Read more

Readjusted portfolio gives AMPI Co-op renewed focus

Date: 
Wed, 03/27/2013

Two years ago, the Upper Midwest cooperative developed a strategic plan to position the organization for future growth by focusing on core products.

By Corey Geiger, Hoard’s Dairyman Managing Editor Read more

Proposed bill could change milk pricing in California

Date: 
Tue, 03/26/2013

If passed, the bill would permit dairy producers to petition for allowance into the federal milk pricing system.

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

Dairy farmer is the preferred name

Date: 
Mon, 03/25/2013

Informal survey looked at those who are involved in dairy production.

by Patti Hurtgen, Hoard's Dairyman Online Media Manager

After presenting various terms to describe those that work with dairy cattle everyday, we have the results of our survey, mentioned in our blog a few weeks ago. In total, there were 97 respondents. Read more

New Zealand’s woes boost U.S. milk prices

Date: 
Fri, 03/22/2013

Whole milk powder is soaring as the effects of its drought emerge.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

Drought in the world’s largest dairy exporting country is igniting global dairy product prices and boosting the outlook for milk prices in the U.S. Read more

Sharing your activities online can have negative implications

Date: 
Thu, 03/21/2013

“Big brother” and the outside world are watching.

by Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager
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