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FFA gains momentum

Tue, 10/23/2012

National organization hits record-high membership.

FFA logoby Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manger Read more

U.S. cow numbers drop for six straight months

Mon, 10/22/2012

September milk fell 0.5 percent nationally while California milk flow is down three straight months.

by Corey Geiger, Hoard's Dairyman Assistant Managing Editor

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This isn’t your daddy’s dairy industry anymore

Fri, 10/19/2012

Report says surviving volatility is the key to staying in business.

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

Is water a bottleneck on your farm?

Thu, 10/18/2012

Water is essential for cows' survival and milk production. Knowing the specs on the drinking water you provide enables you to better meet her needs.

cow drinking water

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

In-line milk testing is coming

Wed, 10/17/2012

Testing progesterone, LDH, BHB and MUN right in the parlor (or robot) is on its way. What’s next?

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

We owe it all to the cow

Tue, 10/16/2012

Many products come from our bovine friends.

by-product image of a cow
by Patti Hurtgen, Hoard's Dairyman Online Media Manager Read more

Oil production surge providing no fuel relief

Mon, 10/15/2012

Areas of dairy production, outside the Upper Midwest, are seeing an oil production surge. But farmers and consumers aren’t seeing a drop in fuel prices.

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

$39 milk in January?

Fri, 10/12/2012

USDA Secretary is worried that a dysfunctional Congress might actually let it happen.

by Dennis Halladay, Hoard’s Dairyman Western Editor

Tick… tick… tick.

Time is running out fast on what USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack (pictured here) thinks would be a Medusa-headed disaster for U.S. milk producers if a new farm bill is not passed this year. Read more

Dairy Challenge aims to expand its impact

Thu, 10/11/2012

Academy will double the programs reach.

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

Going toe-to-toe with Amanda Smith

Wed, 10/10/2012

For the first time, we played “Are you smarter than a Hoard’s Dairyman editor?” at World Dairy Expo. Watch the video below, but here are other tips to sharpen your dairy mind.

by Lucas Sjostrom, Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor

When was chocolate milk invented?

Which state had the fewest dairy farms in 2010? Read more

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