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


Sept. 10 2013
Sensitivity analysis is about asking "What if" scenarios. It involves the study of how uncertainty in the output of a mathematical model can be apportioned to uncertainty in the inputs to the model
Sept. 10 2013
Click to open the August 2013 Hoard's Dairyman Bull List This bull list appears on pages 577 to 580 of the September 10, 2013 issue of Hoard's Dairyman
Sept. 10 2013
Getting cows off their feet and into well-designed stalls can improve hoof health by leaps and bounds
Aug. 25 2013
Curds and whey. Those two words are more than a short line in a nursery rhyme. Curds and whey are the two main products of cheesemaking, as 100 pounds of milk yields 10 pounds of cheese and 90 pounds of...
Aug. 25 2013
E-newsletter extends our dairy coverage
Aug. 25 2013
A well-managed farm always has an abundant supply of high-quality forage and an abundant supply of high-quality heifers."
Aug. 25 2013
Shredlage can elevate your forage's physically-effective fiber content and improve kernel processing
Aug. 10 2013
After nearly two years of debate and one failed vote for passage in June, the House of Representatives passed a farm-only farm bill in mid-July. Not only does this version not address food assistance which...
Aug. 10 2013
Review these ten decisions to determine if you can find additional income or reduce expenses on your farm or with your clients. Be a detective and make long-term economic decisions
Aug. 10 2013
Dairy demand exists. Are we poised to take advantage, or will processors continue to take the lead? Food and beverage giant, PepsiCo, went on record last year saying that the U.S. market for dairy products...
July 15 2013
We are going on the fourth year with low interest rates which have been one of the Federal Reserve's (Fed) tools in combating the "Great Recession." How do these unusually low rates work?
July 15 2013
Hoard's Dairyman Editorial: Farm bill's future appears bleak The path to a new farm bill hit a major roadblock last month following a failed 195 to 234 vote for passage. In the final count, 62 mostly conservative...
July 15 2013
Classified pricing and pooling were created in the 1800s because the combination was better than a flat milk pricing structure. Do those conditions that made it "better" back then still exist today?
June 15 2013
The United States of America is most noted for its abundance of agricultural food production. No other nation can compare to the American farmer's ability to produce products in such abundance
June 15 2013
Yes, California's pricing system is killing its dairies Leading cheese maker believes the reason isn't low prices, but the system itself. By Hoard's Dairyman Staff If the headline of this article looks...
June 15 2013
As dairy farms continue to consolidate, intuition would suggest that those who still milk cows would garner more collective marketing power. Unfortunately, even swifter-paced mergers in both processing...
June 15 2013
Lameness and lying time are linked If your stalls keep cows from 12 hours of daily rest, lameness rates are likely to rise
May 25 2013
Last month brought some fairly significant changes to our genetic evaluation system that will have long-term impacts on genetic selection opportunities for dairy producers. The two largest changes involve...
May 25 2013
Delegates to the biannual National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS) once again defeated a proposal to reduce the Grade A somatic cell count (SCC) limit from the current 750,000 cells per...
May 25 2013
In moving beyond the current government-sponsored dairy safety net, margin risk insurance would consider milk prices and feed costs. That combination would offer the greatest assistance when producers...