Nov. 25 2016
Some dairy bowlers like the idea of written exams. It is less pressure than the intense buzzer portion and often the exam is multiple choice – creating a higher likelihood of getting more questions
Nov. 24 2016
Most would consider working 365 days a year a curse rather than a blessing. Waking up in the early hours of the morning and working well into the night is not a feat that most are willing to take on
Nov. 23 2016
In my last blog post, “Simple social media for a busy farmer (hotlink to past post), I explained why it was important that you engage your consumers through social media
Nov. 22 2016
“We don’t have any flunixin,” Emily said. “It’s on backorder. I’m sorry."“What?” I asked, not wanting to believe what she said and half hoping that I hadn’t...
Nov. 21 2016
For more than 60 years, Hoard’s Dairyman readers could rely on a good laugh facilitated by the tip of Chuck Stiles' pen
Nov. 18 2016
The chicken or the egg debate has been around for ages. But, in the field of animal care, the discussion of inflammation and its sources, or its repercussions, was presented by Barry Bradford
Nov. 17 2016
Our family farm has one problem in common with every other dairy farm in the U.S. We are contending with low prices for both milk and beef
Nov. 16 2016
As I shoved extra paper towels in my pocket and reached for the familiar feel of the show halter, I could not help but think, “This is it. One last lap.”
Nov. 15 2016
This past year in the dairy industry has been tough. The rollercoaster ride of this life can sometimes take a heavy toll on your view and attitude
Nov. 14 2016
One meat, two meat, “green” meat, no meat. Dr. Seuss could have written a fantastic book about the wild ride that is the development of meat alternatives
Nov. 11 2016
4-H members from across the country — spanning Washington to Florida and Vermont to Mississippi competed in the 2016 North American 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl contest held in Louisville, Ky
Nov. 9 2016
“I have no time to do this.” ”If I do this, I put a target on my back.” “I understand why it’s important, but I don’t get this stuff.”
Nov. 8 2016
It’s November 8. Most Americans are celebrating the long-awaited end of the political campaign season
Nov. 7 2016
I recall many cold mornings of feeding calves while growing up. On my family’s 150-cow farm, I would shiver along, wearing at least four layers of clothes, from hutch to hutch
Nov. 4 2016
At some point many of us would like to be in charge. Making decisions and having your ideas put into action. It could be as thrilling as coaching a sports team and making that crucial player sw
Nov. 3 2016
It's November in Georgia and we're starting to prepare for winter . . . even though it's still 80°F outside. Winter in Georgia is a lot different than other parts of the country
Nov. 2 2016
For the past year or two, the egg industry has borne the brunt of the major fury from animal rights activist organizations
Nov. 1 2016
I’m sure we are all familiar with the age-old saying, “Were you born in a barn?” The original meaning of the phrase traces to an exclamation of one literally leaving the door open
Oct. 31 2016
It has long been understood that heat stress is one of the biggest management challenges across the southern United States
Oct. 28 2016
Telling the story of dairy is the goal of June dairy month, and this year, the Hoard’s Dairyman Farm got to do just that when the Wisconsin Public Television show Around the Farm Table visited