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


May 25 2018
This past month, I had the opportunity to visit the Arlington Cemetery. Having a son currently serving in the military elevated the depth of the trip and my admiration for such a place
May 25 2018
Rene Boardman, the fifth generation of family members to live and work on Carlwood Farm LLC in Canaan, Conn., said, “It was a cow’s kick that sent my usually healthy mom to the doctor
May 25 2018
Many dairy farms have old buildings and sheds that owners would like to make more useful, but these buildings present a challenge
May 25 2018
A year has passed since Canada circled its collective domestic milk market wagons and deployed the Class 7 milk pricing strategy. Since then, Canadian and U.S. dairy interests have sparred in a h
May 25 2018
When every dollar counts, dairy producers must decide where to invest their time and resources
May 10 2018
Mom, it’s been 2,555 days since you left us. But who is counting? It’s cliché, but the saying, “There isn’t a day that goes by without me thinking of you,” is so true
May 10 2018
It's pitiful past performance invoked indifference among dairy farmers. However, significant updates to the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) should cause everyone to take a second look
May 10 2018
What causes stress for farmers and farm families? The list could be endless for most people who work in agriculture
May 10 2018
The slick haplotype confers cattle with a short and sleek hair coat. In hot, humid climates this type of hair coat makes cows more resistant to heat stress
April 25 2018
I hate crawling under an electric fence. The thought of catching myself on the wire is not a pleasant one, and I would much rather walk around the meadow to a gate before taking a shortcut
April 25 2018
It was time. My old truck, Logwagon, was approaching 300,000 miles. John, our mechanic, had hauled it back from a farm call more than an hour away twice
April 25 2018
It’s been estimated that 2 percent of America’s cows are now milked with robots. That number climbs to nearly 15 percent when looking north of the border
April 25 2018
Nearly all Holstein sires can be traced back to two bulls born in the 1960s. Nearly all Jersey bulls can be traced to one of two bulls: Observer (Secret Signal Observer) or Jester (Advancer Sleeping Jester)
April 10 2018
Karen Bohnert Not too long ago, my 11-year-old daughter, Cassie, was playing basketball. As an opposing player was trying to throw the ball in to another player, Cassie was guarding her, wildly j
April 10 2018
While local school boards, Parent Teacher Associations, and most recently the Trump administration weigh in on food served in schools, the dialogue around flavored milk is more multifaceted than in years...
April 10 2018
A grant-funded project has helped two herds combine high milk production per cow with high components. New York’s Farm Viability Institute provided funding for an 18-month-long project
April 10 2018
A new crop is quietly creeping up across the landscape. Brown fields are turning green. Erosion and weeds are smothered under vegetation. Soils are improving instead of deteriorating
March 25 2018
It’s a dad’s job to embarrass their teenage daughters. I dropped the girls off at the 4-H meeting but stayed to be part of the after meeting talk on “Diseases the fair vets look...
March 25 2018
As Wisconsin’s 70th Alice in Dairyland, I have the privilege of traveling across the state and sharing many messages about Wisconsin’s diverse agriculture industry
March 16 2018
Marilyn HersheyOur farm sits right beside a township road. In fact, the road runs right between the main farm and our numerous calf hutches, so we cross the road several times a day. Duane and