HD Notebook

Incorporate manure all the way to limit N loss

Wed, 08/22/2012

A partial incorporation of nitrogen saw no difference in loss in a four-year study. When trying to limit N loss, injection is easily your best bet.

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

August 2012 Bull List ready to download

Tue, 08/21/2012

A few mainstays continue to dominate and new bulls emerge.

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

Hang on. A rebound is close.

Mon, 08/20/2012

Much higher milk prices are about to arrive for beleaguered dairy farmers.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

It’s easy to be pessimistic when times are as bad as they are this year. It’s also easy to focus on dark clouds so hard that you don’t notice when a glow finally appears on the horizon. Read more

Drought-stressed soybeans can make silage

Fri, 08/17/2012

by Steve Larson, Hoard's Dairyman Managing Editor

Chopping or baling soybeans can help fill forage needs. That’s the message from the University of Illinois’ Mike Hutjens who has posted a 7-minute video discussion on the subject. You can find it and some related information at: http://go.illinois.edu/drought. Read more

New York plans to ease dairy regulations

Thu, 08/16/2012

Governor announces plan to change CAFO requirements.

by Amanda Smith, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor

In a state often fraught with regulatory burdens, New York’s political entity has finally seen the need to work with and not against agriculture in upstate. The current boom in the state’s yogurt industry is the driving force behind this turnaround. Read more

Sustainability: A warm and fuzzy feeling or a logical direction?

Wed, 08/15/2012

Help us compile dairy producers’ thoughts by taking our short sustainability survey. See the link at the bottom of this article.

by Jim Paulson. The author is a dairy extension educator, University of Minnesota. Read more

Reproduction webinar encourages protocol review

Tue, 08/14/2012

Are the reproduction strategies currently used on your dairy optimal?

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

Dairy farming parody goes viral

Mon, 08/13/2012

Nine-year-old dairy farm boy, “Little Fred,” sings a “Call Me Maybe” parody while putting a cute face on dairy farming.

by Chelsey Johnson, Hoard's Dairyman Editorial Intern Read more

Dairy financial situation is critical in California

Fri, 08/10/2012

Producer group petitions state for temporary milk price relief.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

Bad has turned to worse for milk producers in the nation’s largest dairy state. Read more

Drought raises your nitrate toxicity risk

Thu, 08/09/2012

When plants are stressed, nitrate levels are less likely to decline and the risks are transferred to the herd.

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

Syndicate content