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


Feb. 14 2024
Are you snowed in or are you snowed out? If you are a dairy farmer, the odds are high that you are more likely to be snowed out
Feb. 9 2024
Controlling mastitis and producing high-quality milk are only realized when teats are clean and dry prior to milking
Feb. 9 2024
A local tragedy involving farm equipment provided the spark for an event in Canada to help farm women feel more confident about operating farm machinery, especially in emergency situations
Feb. 9 2024
Not long ago I opened a cupboard to grab a coffee mug and noticed a blue-green tint to a bread loaf on the middle shelf above the mugs
Jan. 23 2024
Changes are happening at the farm and we are playing musical chairs with our houses
Jan. 23 2024
Forages are the key to improving profitability and reducing feed costs
Jan. 23 2024
The first thing you notice is that the parlor and building are spotless. It was built five years ago, and I first visited just as they swapped the old herringbone parlor for the rotary
Jan. 23 2024
In 2022, I was diagnosed with a disease called chronic Q fever, which is caused by the organism Coxiella burnetii
Jan. 23 2024
Capital needs are a primary concern for most dairy operations given the intensive nature of the agriculture industry’s demand for equipment and facilities
Jan. 10 2024
When we turn the calendar from December to January, it feels like we are starting a new chapter with blank pages because we really do not know what this year will bring
Jan. 10 2024
Looking back 25 years, I was at a crossroads in my vision for what secondary education to pursue. At 17 years old, I’d developed curiosity in dairy farming and cropping, but I also enjoyed fixing...
Jan. 10 2024
Mastitis, the inflammation of one or more mammary glands, is one of the most important diseases in dairy production
Jan. 10 2024
When you compete at this level, you will find geniuses that you didn’t know existed
Jan. 10 2024
when a pendulum swings out farther in one direction than normal, it may swing back too far in the other direction. A correction can take some time later on
Jan. 10 2024
A dairy sitting in the valley with Brown Swiss cows scattered across green pastures in the background is home to Carter Bratland and Viking Valley Farm
Dec. 13 2023
One of the many perks of living on a dairy farm is the fact that we are surrounded by wildlife
Dec. 13 2023
Over the past 15 years, our industry has evolved, grown, and improved by leaps and bounds
Dec. 13 2023
The United States and Canada are big trading partners, in agriculture and beyond, and this is a relationship that benefits both countries. For U.S. dairy products, however, the path into Canada is not...
Dec. 13 2023
Chelsea was a bright young vet student like they all are. She was spending most of her Christmas break at our practice getting some hands-on learning to add to her education
Nov. 14 2023
One of the more popular songs, “My Favorite Things,” is one that I heard many times over the years and can easily be pulled into my head