HD Notebook

Robotic milking is for big herds, too

Date: 
Fri, 08/05/2011

Recent international installations are approaching 1,000 cows

Robotic milking hasn’t taken off in the U.S. yet, but just wait. And don’t think it is just for small herds. Two recently announced very different projects in Europe have capacities that are close to, or right at, 1,000 cows each. Read more

Moons win McKown Master Breeder Award

Date: 
Thu, 08/04/2011

Homebred Iowa Holstein herd ranks near top for type

Vernice and Dan Moon, Monona, Iowa, have been named the third Robert “Whitey” McKown Master Breeder Award winner which will be presented at the 45th World Dairy Expo. Read more

Will BST-free claims on milk be removed?

Date: 
Wed, 08/03/2011

Agri-Mark cooperative is taking heat for claims in its Cabot brand. Read more

Dairy Down Under: Working with Wildlife

Date: 
Tue, 08/02/2011

More adventures from the student working on a Tasmanian dairy. Here in Tasmania, I have been blessed with one-on-one contact with some of Australia’s native wildlife. I was introduced to the wallaby as it leapt in front of my car. That poor wallaby never saw what was coming. Read more

Beef sales could net you even more money

Date: 
Mon, 08/01/2011

Record high cull cow prices could be enhanced further with more attention to quality.

Dairy producers have paid a great deal of attention to milk quality for a number of years. However, we have been a little slower on the uptake on beef quality when compared to our full-time, beef-producing neighbors. Read more

Head out to the fair

Date: 
Sat, 07/30/2011

With hay to make, machinery to repair, and cows to keep cool, this summer’s farm work may seem never ending. What better way to take a break than to head out to the fair. Read more

Nothing soft and fluffy about cottonseed prices

Date: 
Fri, 07/29/2011

We visited several dairy producers in the last few days and, of course, feed prices didn’t take long to come up. That’s entirely fitting, since all that feed prices seem to do lately is go up. What was different, though, is this time instead of corn or hay being the main topic of discussion, it was cottonseed. Read more

Israel reforms dairy market

Date: 
Thu, 07/28/2011

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu adopted the recommendations of the dairy sub-committee Wednesday aiming to slash dairy prices significantly.
Read more

Will we be planting dry manure?

Date: 
Wed, 07/27/2011

Imagine a world where spreading manure on a field doesn’t also spread odor. Think about retaining 90 percent of the nutrient value of the manure once it is on the field.

Is it possible? Read more

Red and Polled are gaining popularity!

Date: 
Tue, 07/26/2011

The National Red & White Dairy Cattle Association's annual convention was held in Sauk Rapids, Minn. from July 20-23 at the Benton County fairgrounds. It included a show, tours, annual meeting, awards banquet, and sale. Read more

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