HD Notebook

Drought spurs farmers to try fall oats for feed

Thu, 08/30/2012

by Paul Queck, freelance writer based in Indianapolis, Ind.

J and Allan Schanbacher have never planted oats any time but early spring. But this year they planted 63 acres in mid-August as they scramble to make up for drought-ravaged hay and corn crops. Read more

Eyes wide open on drought-stressed forage options

Wed, 08/29/2012

Webinar highlights alternatives and considerations when feeding dairy cattle.

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

LGM-Dairy contracts available Friday

Tue, 08/28/2012

USDA’s Risk Management Agency announces the remainder of LGM-Dairy funds will be available this Friday.

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

No need to fear the cost of higher education

Mon, 08/27/2012

Check out Hoard’s Dairyman’s updated online scholarship listing.

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

2012 dairy exports off to a good start

Fri, 08/24/2012

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

Nation’s dairy herd drops 7,000 head from June to July

Thu, 08/23/2012

USDA released its July Milk Production report last Friday, August 17.

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

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.

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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

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