Feb. 2 2012
Hoard's Dairyman Farm's Jerseys were just announced as ranking 5th nationally among Jersey herds with 150 to 299 cows for production. The Hoard's Dairyman Farm's 2011 AJCA Lactation Average is: 18,547M
Dec. 26 2011
In late December, the American Guernsey Association stopped by the Hoard's Dairyman farm to conduct an appraisal of all cows that had calved since October. Highlighting the stop were a pair of cows b
Oct. 11 2011
A number of young Guernsey bulls, without official proofs, have daughters classified. The Hoard Farm team headed up by Jason Yurs continues to be pleased with the performance of young sires' daughters....
Sept. 28 2011
The Hoard's Dairyman Farm is consigning some top-notch genetics to the International Guernsey Classic Sale, to be held on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 7 p.m. at World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin....
April 4 2011
At the Hoard Farm's recent classification, farm manager Jason Yurs and the Hoard's Dairyman editors were discussing the best bulls used over the past decade. Idle Gold E Challenge-ET 1GU418 topped the...
March 17 2011
Today, we are expecting at least 150 visitors at the Hoard's Dairyman Farm as part of a tour sponsored by M & I Bank for its dairy clients. At the suggestion of M & I loan officers and because of the current...
March 14 2011
Last Tuesday, the Hoard Jersey herd which now numbers 147 cows was appraised by AJCA appraiser, Leah Johnson. We purchased the Jerseys from three Wisconsin herds, one Illinois herd, and one in Ohio. Most...
Dec. 6 2010
As a group, the Hoard Guernsey herd had outstanding feet and leg scores, averaging 81.86 points on 342 cows at the most recent classification. There are a number of reasons for their solid feet and legs:...
Nov. 1 2010
On October 25, the American Guernsey Association appraiser stopped by the Hoard Farm to score the Guernseys. Here are a few highlights from that day: • Howerton Farms Reward Clove (shown above) went...
Aug. 9 2010
Late last month, the entire Hoard Guernsey herd was appraised as part of June's scheduled rotation in Wisconsin. The youngest cow to receive a score was Dairyman Ben Neater, #1167. She calved on May 31...
June 30 2010
Earlier this month, the Hoard Jersey herd which now numbers 101 cows (plus 11 heifers) was appraised by AJCA appraiser, Blake Renner. We purchased the Jerseys from three Wisconsin herds, and they are housed...
June 29 2010
In addition, to unveiling the new Foster Mothers of the Human Race painting earlier this month, the Hoard's Dairyman Farm appraised both the Hoard Guernsey and Jersey herds. Here are a few highlights from...
April 29 2010
Trying to guess the corn market in the months ahead was among the topics when the financial management team for the Hoard's Dairyman Farm met yesterday. The good news was that our cows just finished eating...
March 4 2010
You may have noted that the Hoard's Dairyman Farm has benefited from having a management team that has met regularly over the past 1-1/2 years (February 10, 2010, issue, page 108) and having converted...
Jan. 1 2010
Welcome to our new HD Herdbook blog. This blog relates to activities that are happening at the Hoard's Dairyman Farm with the Guernsey and Jersey herds