Hoard's Dairyman Featured Articles 2012


Hoard's Dairyman began in 1885 and is published 20 times per year. Below are article features that have appeared in our 2012 magazines. If you would like to subscribe to our magazine, click this link.

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December 2012

Editorial: We deserve better on Federal estate taxes
Technology isn’t always electronic
The backstory sheds light on 2013 prices
Handy Hint December

November 2012

Round Table: They get more cows safe in calf
Partnerships are moving more milk
Five-point checklist for your winter feeding needs
Handy Hint November

October 25, 2012

How and where people made their money
If you don’t have IT, work on IT
Large cows have greater health costs
Handy Hint October 25

October 10, 2012

Lessons from New Zealand
2013 could bring a silver lining
What holds A.I. back these days
Handy Hint October 10

September 25, 2012

What is your feeding strategy?
Corn prices advocate for low starch diets
Pennies make dollars
Handy Hint September 25

September 10, 2012

Ag research funding is faltering
Make parlor trips peaceful
Editorial: A food debate is holding up the farm bill
September 10's Handy Hint

August 25, 2012

Put the right people in the right seats
Farm and retail dairy prices actually track closely
Cooperation has fueled genetic evaluations
August 25's Handy Hint

August 10, 2012

Editorial: This drought will take a toll on us
Get the most from forages under drought conditions
Milk prices may improve, but margins will remain slim
August 10's Handy Hint

July 2012

Why do we overcrowd?
Editorial: Get behind the upcoming farm bill vote
Is it coming head or feet first?
July's Handy Hint

June 2012

Hoard's Dairyman Editorial: Business plan will bring clarity to genetic deal
What is the ideal waiting period?
How low could milk prices go?
June's Handy Hint

May 25, 2012

Do you own a killer building?
Before you buy, “stress test it”
May 25's Handy Hint
Comment on the Future of U.S. Genetic Evaluations

May 10, 2012

Do federal milk orders enhance producer pay?
Drainage systems can have quick paybacks
May 10's Handy Hint

April 25, 2012

Judges give their reasons and official placings
April 2012 Bull List
A three-year checkup on genomics
April 25's Handy Hint

April 10, 2012

Homebred cows anchor contest
Strong milk flow weakens milk checks
Editorial: Crop rotation protects us from mutant weeds
April 10's Handy Hint

March 25, 2012

Raw milk is a raw deal
Could margin insurance protect our industry?
It’s time to discontinue tail docking
March 25's Handy Hint

March 10, 2012

Fewer dairy farms left the business
There’s a new showmanship scorecard this show season
Steady milk production growth continues
March 10's Handy Hint

February 25, 2012

Milk protein and solids-not-fat levels are rising
Editorial: It's time for dairy to take the lead on ID
2012 Hay Outlook
February 25's Handy Hint

February 10, 2012

There’s a 50-50 chance for a farm bill in 2012
Calf rearing for a new decade
Editorial: Ethanol mandate still props up the industry
February 10's Handy Hint

January 25, 2012

Can buying local food really save the planet?
Make culls worth their weight
Genetic leaders have a full plate this year
January 25's Handy Hint

January 10, 2012

Editorial: Sodium & cheese: latest health fix targets
Eleven truths about ovarian cysts
Are you ready for a drop in the SCC legal limit?
January 10's Handy Hint