HD Notebook

The connection between agriculture and defense

Fri, 02/03/2012

Helping nations feed themselves promotes internal stability and global security.

Forget oil. For thousands of years, more wars have been fought over food and water than for any other reason. It’s a history that forecasters at the United Nations and other organizations say will likely be repeated in years ahead. Read more

Potassium, the rumen, and milkfat depression

Thu, 02/02/2012

Altered rumen fermentation, a key cause of milkfat depression, could be alleviated with potassium supplementation in the diet.

Milkfat depression (MFD) has a major economic impact in the dairy industry. Read more

Think about our foster mothers

Wed, 02/01/2012

Gordie Jones, D.V.M., kept a crowd curious with the ideas he developed over the years, all in the name of improving life for the dairy cow.

Milk’s brain benefits

Tue, 01/31/2012

Recent studies show drinking milk enhances the cognitive brain activity of dairy consumers.

”ManWe’ve heard the time-tested slogan “Milk, it does a body good!” Well, new research from the University of Maine can add “Milk, it does a brain good, too!” Read more

Oilseed radishes provide natural tillage

Mon, 01/30/2012

Demand was so strong for the cover crop that seed inventory sold-out last year.

“I conducted my initial research on cover crops and literally had to beg to get on agenda’s at crop meetings,” recalled University of Wisconsin Extension agent Jim Stute, of Rock County, who has conducted cover crop research for 20 years. Read more

2011: the highest milk price year in history

Fri, 01/27/2012

Class III average was $18.37 per hundredweight

Hip, hip hooray! Now let’s do it again.

Class III producer milk prices set an all-time record average of $18.37 per hundredweight in 2011. The old record was $18.04, set in 2007. Read more

Evaluating alfalfa-grass mixes

Thu, 01/26/2012

University of Minnesota researchers presented their alfalfa-grass results at the 2012 Midwest Forage Association meeting in the Wisconsin Dells.

Agriculture has been insulated from a down economy

Wed, 01/25/2012

Despite a sputtering economy, dairy should continue to benefit from robust demand.

Wisconsin Agriculture report“Agriculture has been insulated from the forces battering the general economy. Read more

NMC takes 51 in stride

Tue, 01/24/2012

In its 51st year, the National Mastitis Council (NMC) annual meeting continues to look to the future. With the nation’s somatic cell count effectively at 400,000 (at least for those with product that has a chance of exporting to Europe), NMC looks to what problems to solve next.

Happy Birthday Hoard’s Dairyman!

Mon, 01/23/2012

One hundred twenty-seven years strong and growing

”Hoard'sWhen W.D. Read more

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