All Guest Blogs are provided to Hoard’s Dairyman by members of the dairy industry. Content is created and owned by the organizations that submit them.
Jan. 18 2021
Successful dairy operations are the result of crucial decisions made on an almost a daily basis. Evaluating and understanding your priorities for your fields is just as important to the long-term success
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Dec. 7 2020
A sick cow can be easy to spot. She might be off-feed, have droopy ears, and seem slow to get up
Nov. 24 2020
Now more than ever, producers must do all they can to increase efficiencies throughout their business. The monitoring systems from Allflex Livestock Intelligence are an important and reliable resource...
Oct. 19 2020
By reducing the use of unnecessary antibiotics, you will help improve the productivity of your cows, ship more milk, and contribute to the global fight to lower antimicrobial resistance
Oct. 5 2020
Anyone involved in dairy farming knows the frustration of a mastitis infection. It’s costly — maybe your favorite cow was culled too soon or your milk premiums took a hit
Sept. 9 2020
Mycotoxins are toxic compounds produced by molds that, if not well managed, can silently mine dairy farms profitability by reducing feed intake and milk production, increasing diseases, and reducing...
July 27 2020
Optimizing milk efficiency and component yield are very important to overall farm profitability. Both milk efficiency and component yield are greatly influenced by the rations fed
July 2 2020
There’s a growing amount of evidence that demonstrates the importance of identifying sick calves more accurately and earlier in the course of bovine respiratory disease (BRD)
April 27 2020
I’ve spent my career helping dairy producers manage healthy cows to efficiently make a lot of high-quality milk. Now we’re frantically learning how to reduce milk flow from dairies
April 6 2020
Mastitis is the visible signs in the cow, such as a swollen, red udder and abnormal milk, aren’t actually the mastitis infection; it’s the inflammation, or the body’s response to infection
March 18 2020
Cows don’t always show clinical signs that they are ill. But with sensor technology these cows are spotted early, to give them the attention they need
Dec. 9 2019
“Dairymen are typically wired differently than the average person. Solving challenges is what we enjoy doing the most. We’re made to be problem-solvers,” says Dante Migliazzo
Nov. 11 2019
“Dairymen are typically wired differently than the average person. Solving challenges is what we enjoy doing the most. We’re made to be problem-solvers,” says Dante Migliazzo
Oct. 30 2019
A well-established routine doesn’t always mean doing the same thing at the same time, every day. In fact, routines in a robotic barn are often anything but “routine.”
Oct. 14 2019
The modern dairy cow is a model of remarkable productive efficiency. In high-producing dairy herds with annual average milk production levels in excess of 15,000 kilograms per cow
Sept. 16 2019
World Dairy Expo is right around the corner, and there is no one who knows the show better than the staff who organizes it. So, we thought we’d offer you some insight from the Expo experts
Sept. 3 2019
By just a 5% decrease in ketosis, you could save thousands of dollars per year
Aug. 5 2019
World Dairy Expo 2019 is just around the corner and soon attendees and exhibitors will be collecting ‘Tools for Dairy’s Progress’ during the annual event
July 15 2019
Most dairy producers understand that healthy, efficient cows generate the greatest returns. With feed attributing to nearly 70% of total production costs, constant effort and creativity are required
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July 1 2019
Dairy farming is a job like no other. You are your own boss, working in an industry you care about