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


May 9 2024
Now is the time to review parlor procedures and stall hygiene practices to reduce the risk for environmental mastitis
May 9 2024
Millions of calves, including replacement heifers, dairy bull calves, and dairy-beef calves, leave dairy farms every year
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
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