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


June 10 2024
Patience is one of those things that is wonderful if it is being given to me or my situation
June 7 2024
It is no secret that forage quality can make or break the productivity — and profitability — of a herd
June 7 2024
Succession planning is a process that intertwines economics with emotion, making it overwhelming and difficult for many to initiate
June 7 2024
Respiratory disease in the preweaning period remains a challenge within the dairy industry
June 7 2024
Dairy cattle well-being, productivity, and feeding habits are significantly affected by social interactions, and those are influenced by factors like parity and group composition
May 15 2024
Millions of calves, including replacement heifers, dairy bull calves, and dairy-beef calves, leave dairy farms every year
May 10 2024
No one likes a sweet deal more than a dairy farmer
May 9 2024
Now is the time to review parlor procedures and stall hygiene practices to reduce the risk for environmental mastitis
April 15 2024
When I stop at a farm for an assessment of the heifer program, the first thing I usually do is ask three questions
April 15 2024
Over the past three years, expenses on dairy farms have surged significantly with feed, wages, energy, and supplies all experiencing dramatic jumps
April 15 2024
Many aspects of dairy farming in the U.S. have changed over the past 50 years
April 15 2024
Can we assume that cows within a pen use all their resources uniformly?
March 28 2024
Corky, yeasty, oxidized, malty, and scorched might not be words the average person thinks of when describing dairy products, but for food science students who have learned to identify the slightest discrepancy...
March 28 2024
When I was about 9 years old, we rented 40 acres of a reclaimed strip mine for dry cow pasture
March 28 2024
Recently, while gearing up for a soccer match, I was deeply immersed in how to measure consistency in dairy cattle performance
March 28 2024
One of the most significant improvements in corn breeding over the past half century has been the plant’s tolerance of higher populations
March 12 2024
When dairy farmers are away, they typically leave the farm in the hands of current employees or they call on neighbors or family to cover the workload
March 12 2024
The reproductive performance of lactating dairy cattle has improved over the past decade due to better health and transition management strategies, genetic selection, and the adoption of programs such...
March 12 2024
When I started in dairy practice nearly 40 years ago, vaccination strategies and schedules seemed rather straight forward
March 12 2024
From 2023 to 2025, there is expected to be over $6 billion in new milk processing capacity under construction in the U.S