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


March 25 2015
Editorial: Trade talks involve big stakes for Dairy
March 10 2015
Among the top 10 states when ranked by farm numbers, only 3.1 percent of dairies exited the business. For the 40 remaining states, losses were steeper at 4.9 percent. Record milk checks received by U.S....
March 10 2015
When it comes to protecting health, all of humanity could learn a few lessons from their friends who raise livestock. In order for vaccines to be truly effective, the entire herd must be vaccinated to...
March 10 2015
Every so often we are offered a new and different dish by an anxious spouse, friend or relative hoping to impress us, gain our approval and share in our enjoyment. While many times we can happily appreciate...
Feb. 25 2015
U.S. milk production has grown by 36 billion pounds since 2003; nearly 70 percent of that "new milk" has been sold overseas, making global dairy trade an important and growing issue. by Hoard's Dairyman...
Feb. 25 2015
Editorial: The permanent fix for over-aged show calves There is no doubt that we are taking better care of our calves and heifers these days. Improved housing and ventilation, more vigilant attention to...
Feb. 25 2015
The People Side: The road to healing While we can't rescue someone from domestic abuse, we can extend our hand and be there as they determine their path
Feb. 25 2015
64th Annual Hoard's Dairyman Round Table: How these farmers got their start The road to farm ownership is rarely easy, but these four first-generation dairy farms are proof that options exist for young...
Feb. 10 2015
"Master a trade. Get good at it. Learn to love it. Get passionate." This sage advice comes from television host Mike Rowe, who encourages people to find a will to work hard. Television host Mike Rowe showed...
Feb. 10 2015
Following a 5-to-1 Wisconsin Supreme Court decision, every Badger State dairy and livestock producer should be reviewing its farm's manure handling practices and insurance coverage. Its Supreme Court ruled...
Feb. 10 2015
Milk prices less than last year, but better than 2009. Last year was an extraordinary year for U.S. dairy farmers. A combination of very strong demand for dairy products by the major dairy importing countries,...
Feb. 10 2015
Was the decision of cooperatives to ask their members to forego the use of rBST a good one? If not, when similar policy decisions come up in the future, be smart, be strong, be brave, and try to make and...
Feb. 10 2015
A survivor of childhood leukemia, Robert Hershey is running to show Noah Flores, who is currently battling leukemia, that there is hope for a bright future. This past Thanksgiving, while many people sat...
Jan. 25 2015
A startup company wants to put you out of business by creating a genetically modified, animal-free milk beverage. MILK IS MILK . . . isn't it? The name "milk" has been somewhat marginalized
Jan. 25 2015
One of the keys for a breed to remain economically viable is the ability to make genetic progress, and small populations are at a large disadvantage in this respect. Genomic selection may create an even...
Jan. 25 2015
Dairy price discovery mechanisms have come a long way in recent decades. Not only do domestic futures markets offer an enhanced opportunity to both farmers and processors to lock-in milk prices, the resulting...
Jan. 10 2015
Organic food sales have been booming, paced by double-digit growth in each of the past five years. As food marketers look to expand that high-margin category, dairy will remain at the epicenter because...
Jan. 10 2015
Prevent winter teat damage before it occurs with the right teat dip, properly working equipment and protection from the elements. Stan and I settled into a comfortable routine flipping burgers and turning...
Jan. 10 2015
A dairy "bellwether" drops prices again. Just how much milk could be available globally in 2015? Plenty, is the short answer. New Zealand believes the demand-supply balance has tipped and created a buyer's...
Dec. 31 2014
Hoard's Dairyman began in 1885 and is published 20 times per year. Below are article features that have appeared in our 2014 magazines. If you would like to subscribe to our magazine, click this link....