HD Notebook

Enter the Hoard’s Dairyman Cow Judging Contest before Thursday

Tue, 03/20/2012

Youth and adults use their dairy judging skills in the popular annual contest

Dairy business metrics for today and tomorrow

Mon, 03/19/2012

Ask yourself, how do we analyze the dairy business? And, how are we changing over time?

Brazil holds big brush in U.S. ethanol picture

Fri, 03/16/2012

Supply and demand there affect supply and demand here.

Fifty-four hundred miles is practically next door when the topic is the 2012 U.S. ethanol market outlook. Read more

Are milk production and behavior linked to subclinical hypocalcemia?

Thu, 03/15/2012

Further research is needed, but a study from the University of British Columbia shows there could be a link.

Recent robot milking converts see the value

Mon, 03/19/2012

Three producers milking using robots, each with less than one year of experience, were elated with their purchase.

Top reproduction herds are being sought

Tue, 03/13/2012

The Reproduction Award one-page nominations are due April 1

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How they control weeds and insects

Mon, 03/12/2012

Four dairy producers from latest Round Table share more on cropping practices.

What we’ve heard lately from Western milk producers

Fri, 03/09/2012

Hay is crazy, calf prices are upside-down, and futures prices are scary.

We’ve talked to quite a few Western dairy producers in the last four weeks, and what they’ve told us paints a picture that is filled with concern. Read more

Are we ready to feed the world?

Thu, 03/08/2012

There are more people in the world that don’t have food than those who do. Providing safe, affordable, and abundant food needs to be a global reality. This is our opportunity.

Anthropomorphism – a four-letter word?

Wed, 03/07/2012

Humanizing animals (or anthropomorphizing, in a word) may seem like the right thing to do. But unless we keep humans exceptional, what could happen?


Sure, calves are cute. Cows can be nice. And bulls might turn downright mean. But we should not begin treating them like humans. Read more

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