Below are the featured articles from recent issues of Hoard's Dairyman.


Aug. 25 2016
Is it time to select for A2 milk protein? by Chad Dechow The author is an associate professor of dairy cattle genetics at Penn State University. The dairy faculty at Penn State launched a dairy MOOC (Massive...
Aug. 25 2016
Mexico represents a dairy marketing paradox Without a national milk pricing plan, Mexican dairy farmers remain at the mercy of the marketplace. Meanwhile, the record peso-to-dollar exchange rate makes...
Aug. 10 2016
Editorial: Sustainability could reduce food waste The work by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy has placed the dairy sector in the forefront of the sustainability movement. While dairy was an early...
Aug. 10 2016
Is your tank half full or running on fumes? Some of us prepare ahead, others act in the moment; both modes of operation can fit certain aspects of a dairy. It never fails; when my wife and I go on a road...
Aug. 10 2016
Great silage takes great planning Corn silage harvest is just around the corner and could even be started in some parts of the country. Harvesting corn for silage may be one of the most important activities...
July 15 2016
Fresh makes the difference From green chop harvested twice each day to milk bottled and delivered same day to retail outlets, Dakin Farms keeps the focus on fresh. My success is attributed to my forages,"...
July 15 2016
Work at leading research universities and private sector labs indicates that we will be able to alter the genetic makeup of many farm animals within the next few years. The question remains: Will consumers...
July 15 2016
Farm women aren't afraid to get dirty Supporting each other is the theme of these mud runs, something farm women have been doing for decades. Tanya Hay has taken part in several mud runs and was the catalyst...
June 15 2016
Exports, ingredients, innovation, and operational excellence are opportunities for the U.S. dairy sector. Achieving these mileposts will come with challenges
June 15 2016
For nearly 20 years, glyphosate-resistant corn and soybeans have been planted by farmers and fed to livestock without too much ruckus. And rightly so, as there is no way to determine if a cow or any other...
June 15 2016
tightest belts can be found in New ZealanSliding milk prices have caused dairy farmers to tighten their financial belts. The d, the world's largest dairy product exporter. by Hoard's Dairyman staff The...
May 25 2016
Don't just stand there Cows that stand too much may be telling you something about cow comfort in your barn. Inadequate flooring can cause lameness and discourage cows from eating, thus impacting milk...
May 25 2016
Editorial: Let's play by the same showmanship rules Imagine how frustrating it is to aim at a moving target. It can make you feel annoyed, stressed, and even defeated. Unfortunately, this is the very challenge...
May 25 2016
May is a wonderful time of new life. It means change. May is also the time when bright new veterinarians graduate from formal education into a lifetime of learning with dairy cows. Most understand that...
May 10 2016
Genetics and calf care receive premium focus Long rooted in excellent genetics, these days industry-leading attention to genomics and calf care sets up Maddox Dairy for success. There are few dairies in...
May 10 2016
Treat animals nicely.” “All animals must be treated better.” “Ensure all animals are treated with respect.” “Create tougher penalties for animal cruelty.” “Nature...
May 10 2016
Harvest forages, and in particular corn silage, with fresh cows in mind to make sure every bite counts. The author is an assistant professor in dairy nutrition and management with Iowa State University...
April 25 2016
Corn, grass or alfalfa silage should have nothing in common with the spoiling food found in many shop refrigerators. Yet, personal experience and research have shown spoiled forage exists on more farms...
April 25 2016
Not ALL proteins are created equal. As it turns out, whole milk delivers 32 percent more amino acids to the human diet than the best available plant source. Once this groundbreaking research makes its...
April 25 2016
A few weeks ago, one of our parish's Lenten living bulletin inserts raised concerns with an important part of our parish family, mainly those involved in agriculture. After hearing from a number of our...