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Best of '12: Dairy farming parody goes viral

Mon, 12/24/2012

Over the holidays, we will be sharing some of our most-viewed blogs of 2012. If you missed them earlier, we've got them ready to close out 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

Chobani has taken Idaho by storm

Fri, 12/21/2012

Dairy industry’s optimism soars as the world’s largest yogurt plant opens.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

A funny thing happened on the way to the new Chobani Greek Yogurt manufacturing plant that the company announced a year ago it would build in Twin Falls, Idaho.

It got a LOT bigger. Read more

USDA wants your input

Thu, 12/20/2012

Help them target key issues when conducting the NAHMS Dairy 2014 study.

By Amanda Smith, Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor
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Counting the days until a farm bill

Wed, 12/19/2012

As the deadline for a possible return to 1949 agriculture legislation looms, only a solution to the fiscal cliff can end the standoff for farmers. The real question is, when will the days run out?

by Lucas Sjostrom, Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor

It’s everywhere. “It” is the news that the fiscal cliff may double milk prices. Of course, it should be fitting that milk prices are the focus as we near towards the end of the Mayan calendar, farm bill and fiscal cliff in two weeks of fireworks.

So, are we any closer?
Last week, I said an expiration of the farm bill is not likely to happen. But if it does happen, it likely won’t last for very long. That’s because the government would need to start buying product at high prices, we would likely be deep in violation with the World Trade Organization, and our export market would completely shut down. Read more

Productive life estimates get shifted downward

Tue, 12/18/2012

Genomic bulls now more closely track progeny proven counterparts when it comes to estimating herd life.

Hoard's Dairyman Dec 2012 Bull ListBy Corey Geiger, Hoard’s Dairyman Assistant Managing Editor Read more

Reflecting on dairy’s past and looking forward

Mon, 12/17/2012

National Dairy Shrine updates exhibits.

boy looking at National Dairy Shrine displayby Patti Hurtgen,
Hoard's Dairyman Online Media Manager
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Forget about cheap hay in 2013

Fri, 12/14/2012

Market expert says global demand will help support prices even if milk prices sink.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

Seth Hoyt Read more

There is a lag in our transition cow data

Thu, 12/13/2012

Per case, mastitis and metritis rank as the most costly transition disorders.

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

Suddenly, it’s all about milk

Wed, 12/12/2012

Milk is in the news, but probably doesn’t deserve the hype.

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

Look objectively at your dairy’s feeding protocols

Tue, 12/11/2012

Hoard’s Dairyman webinar demonstrates the need to evaluate feeding techniques

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

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