HD Notebook

Ignore silage losses at your own risk

Fri, 07/27/2012

With feed prices so high this year, cutting shrinkage losses are a must.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

With half of the country now in a drought disaster area, if there was ever a year for dairy farmers to take reducing silage losses seriously, this is it. Read more

Evaluate your forage options

Thu, 07/26/2012

by Gary Sipiorski, Dairy Development Manager, Vita Plus, Corp.

Most dairy nutritionists already have been stuffing cows with as many alternative feeds as they can lay their ration formulas on. If there is less corn or soybeans at harvest time, due to our current drought, there will certainly be less of the by-products that come from those main crops. Read more

Living and dying by grants

Wed, 07/25/2012

Sonny Ramaswamy

Agriculture can no longer depend on traditional sources to fund its research efforts, notes NIFA’s new director.

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

Sharing the right information

Tue, 07/24/2012

Reporting inaccuracies about ag has a new venue

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

Cooling cows more often may be worth it

Mon, 07/23/2012

A study in Israel suggests that more frequent, intensive cooling sessions keeps milk production up

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

Record almond crop expected in California as NASS predicts third record crop in a row in 2012

Fri, 07/20/2012

Do your cows like almond hulls? If so, then don’t give up any room in the commodity barn, because even more of them are going to be available this year than last.

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

Got a project? Here’s some help

Thu, 07/19/2012

Many of us think of great ideas for service, agricultural awareness and just plain fun projects to do in our communities. But all take time and money, so here are some ideas that could help.

by Lucas Sjostrom, Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor

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The boom is going to bust

Wed, 07/18/2012

Federal Reserve Bank

The Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank left attendees with more questions than answers for the future of crop and livestock farming. Agricultural economists, investors and bankers generally agreed that land prices will drop, but gave no firm indication of when or how far.

Hoard’s Dairyman Farm replica on display at Dairy Shrine

Tue, 07/17/2012

Miniature modern dairy farm created to showcase current dairy facilities.

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

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Don’t try to tackle your to-do list

Mon, 07/16/2012

Be realistic when managing your to-do list instead of being discouraged when you don’t complete it.

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

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