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


July 15 2015
A debate fraught with emotion, genetic engineering of crops may be a new concept, but trait selection has been practiced for centuries
June 15 2015
It has been decades since a region looked to implement a Federal Milk Marketing Order. Dusting off policy rules reveals a structured, transparent and lengthy process
June 15 2015
Unless Congressional action is taken to clarify RCRA, the Washington state ruling on manure and its nutrients could forever change livestock production
June 15 2015
A shift toward group housing calves is taking place; now we must decide what size of group is best
June 15 2015
It has been nearly a generation since dairy farmers last formally petitioned the USDA Secretary of Agriculture to establish a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO). That fact alone makes the California petition...
May 25 2015
Water is the chief building block of life. Without it, crops wither away and civilizations crumble
May 25 2015
One day your son or daughter may be running your dairy, and that begs the question, what should my 18-year-old know about farm finances? It might be hard to admit but each year everyone gets a year older
May 25 2015
When it comes to feed prices and dairy trade, two "C" words have dominated conversations for more than a decade: for ethanol it's corn and for dairy products it's China. Since only one in five of our readers...
May 10 2015
Sustainability conjures numerous thoughts in people's minds. And rightly so. Just how efficient, long-lasting and repeatable a process can be will determine whether it is a sink or swim proposition
May 10 2015
GenElite and Holstein Plaza are just two companies leading the charge in one of the dairy industry's most rapidly advancing areas - embryo marketing. At the 124th Wisconsin Holstein Association Convention,...
May 10 2015
Whole milk is a nutritious feed source for calves, but it also has limitations that must be handled properly
April 25 2015
In recent years, public health advocates have gained far too much clout in developing dietary guidelines for healthy eating
April 25 2015
In a product category that hasn't shown any sales growth for over a generation, Coca-Cola and Selec
April 25 2015
April 2015 Hoard's Dairyman Bull List
April 10 2015
While MILC would have likely paid out more in 2015, MPP-Dairy should prove the better long-run solution now that 40 percent of corn goes toward ethanol production
April 10 2015
With the implementation of the five-year farm bill, agricultural minds have quickly turned their attention toward equally pressing matters including immigration reform, international trade pacts and revisions...
April 10 2015
While digesters could one day hold the economic key to capturing and transporting nutrients from a nutrients from a majority of livestock operations to fields far away from the home base, the financial...
March 25 2015
Do you know how your animals are being treated when you're not there? Direct, accountable supervision is a must
March 25 2015
The original request by three dairy cooperatives initiated a process that will eventually determine whether or not California joins the Federal Milk Marketing Order system, but it could take time to reach...
March 25 2015
Editorial: Trade talks involve big stakes for Dairy