Aug. 17 2016
The Guernseys on the Hoard's Dairyman Farm have proven once again that they can compete with the best Guernsey herds in the nation. Each year, the American Guernsey Association recognizes the top
Aug. 5 2016
As the number of dairy farms continues to consolidate, the enthusiasm of some young people who want to learn more about dairying does not. The Hoard's Dairyman Farm has provided one such opportunity
Sept. 23 2015
Aggressive management yields impressive statistics. The Hoard's Dairyman Farm has been in existence since 1899. Numerous advancements have been made in technology and management since those early days....
July 16 2014
The Commercial Herd Award recognizes the top herd in the nation for Energy Corrected Milk. The herd must complete over 50 lactations during the year. Hoard's Dairyman Farm completed 147 records in 2013...
July 11 2014
At 7 a.m. on a typical June day, most young people are still in bed enjoying the start to their summer vacation. Members of the Barnyard Clovers 4-H club are not among the late risers. Almost every June...
June 30 2014
Fort Atkinson's historic Hoard's Dairyman Farm was recognized by the American Guernsey Association for having 28 of the 100 top Guernseys nationally for milk and components production. The Association...
June 26 2014
On Tuesday, June 24, a team of three American Guernsey Association personnel made a visit to the Hoard's Dairyman Farm to evaluate Rolling Prairie Bella Blue. The special trip occurred because Guernsey...
March 6 2014
Like many of you, the Hoard's Dairyman Farm met its match this winter. Amidst frozen feed, frozen pipes and a few calves lost too soon, we've battled unpredicted and unforeseen cold. And, as every member...
March 3 2014
The Hoard Farm team, headed up by Jason Yurs, continues to be pleased with the performance our Jersey herd. This group was evaluated by a pair of American Jersey Cattle Association appraisers on a very...
Jan. 6 2014
The Hoard Farm team headed up by Jason Yurs continues to be pleased with the performance of young sires' daughters. On December 13, a number of young bulls had daughters either scored for the first time...
Aug. 21 2013
Picture-day planning starts far in advance. The Hoard's Dairyman Farm typically pictures cows at the farm once each year for promotion, marketing and advertising purposes. This generally occurs in summer...
July 31 2013
Balance of production and type earn recognitions. The American Guernsey Association presented awards at their National Guernsey Convention Awards breakfast. Hoard's Dairyman Farm Manager, Jason Yurs attended...
July 15 2013
Young cows also score well. by Patti Hurtgen, Hoard's Dairyman Online Media Manager Over 200 milking cows were evaluated by American Jersey Cattle Association appraisers, Elizabeth Moss and Shawn Styer,...
July 10 2013
Headlocks for group feeding provide a different twist in the Holts' "fresh as outdoors" calf barn. For nearly six years, Bob Holt, Elkhorn, Wis., has cared for the older heifers from the Hoard's Dairyman...
July 3 2013
Association appraisal team apply final scores. by Patti Hurtgen, Hoard's Dairyman Online Media Manger The Hoard's Dairyman Farm began in 1899 and Jerseys arrived in the fall of 2009 to join our long-established...
May 23 2013
University of Kentucky student to spend three months in Fort Atkinson. While the Hoard's Dairyman editorial internship program is celebrating its 25th year in 2013, there is another internship we offer....
Sept. 30 2012
American Guernsey Association appraiser, Brian Schnebly evaluated the Hoard's Dairyman Guernsey herd on September 27 and 28. His visit was just days before hundreds of visitors will tour the farm while...
Feb. 14 2012
Nationally, the breed set new production averages. Based on a record of 91,028 lactations, the Jersey breed set new category records for pounds of milk, fat, and protein. In 2011, the breed averaged 18,633...
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