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


Aug. 25 2017
The United States, and most of the world for that matter, is recovering from over a half-century of misguided advice about dietary consumption of fat
Aug. 25 2017
The August 2017 Hoard's Dairyman Bull List, with all seven dairy breeds, can be opened by clicking the link below
Aug. 25 2017
I recently flashed back to Memorial Day weekend, as that is when my social media feed from coast to coast was filled with families camping, swimming, vacationing — all in relax mode
Aug. 25 2017
With no family farm to call home, Adam Borchert of Tree-Hayven Holsteins started his future in the dairy industry by renting a farm in Auburndale, Wis., in 1998
Aug. 10 2017
In a classic 1997 behavioral economics study on New York City cabdrivers, it was found that the reason you cannot find a cab in New York City on a rainy day is because the taxi driver sets a personal...
Aug. 10 2017
Selective dry cow therapy targets only cows that have or had infections to receive antibiotics at dry-off. At the same time, cows that do not receive antibiotics get an internal teat seal
Aug. 10 2017
I remember arriving at Jack’s farm shortly before 4 p.m. He had called earlier in the day requesting that one of his “really good” cows be examined, as it was struggling to take off...
Aug. 10 2017
Marilyn Hershey Acronyms are a huge part of our lives. We have been using acronyms on our farms for as long as I can remember. It feels like BMPs, SOPs, and NRCS have always been in our language
July 15 2017
Eliminating bottlenecks and organizing people are how you fix problems on a dairy,” said longtime dairy veterinarian Gordie Jones to those attending the 13th Western Dairy Management Conference in...
July 15 2017
Farm country has long been considered America’s backbone. It’s close-knit communities; a do-it-yourself, entrepreneurial spirit; and hardworking, resilient residents not only have grounded...
July 15 2017
The second and third generation of the Freund family members farm together. The farm milks 300 head using five Lely robotic milkers
July 15 2017
Karen Bohnert School’s out for summer. Music to every kid’s heart, I’m sure. Or at least my trio were elated when the school bell rang for the last time and the doors opened wide. Although
June 15 2017
Last year, dairy farmers delivered the safest milk supply to consumers in modern U.S. history with a mere 0.011 percent of bulk milk pickup tankers testing positive for antibiotic residues. While perf
June 15 2017
The agricultural community could benefit greatly from defining itself in a positive light.In the Netherlands, public opinion supports small over large farm operations. Approval from local zoning offic
June 15 2017
About 25 years ago, I was a 30-something dairy farmer with a young family and a farm that had survived the 1980’s financial crisis
June 15 2017
I have a farmer friend who celebrates the birthday of her special cow. I can honestly say that is not a standard operating procedure that I’ve ever implemented on our farm
May 25 2017
At the simplest level, the dairy herd is the production unit for milk. Individual cows produce the milk, but about a third of cows in a herd are replaced annually
May 25 2017
I wish my mother and my father were alive so they could tell me it would all be okay. But they are not. And all I’m left with is my faith. And, honestly, that is enough
May 25 2017
While approximately 90 percent of current freestall housing relies upon natural ventilation, there is a growing number of new facilities using a wide range of systems from tunnel to cross ventilation
May 25 2017
Ask a farmer to help promote dairy products, and for many, providing chocolate milk to a school tour, scooping ice cream at a carnival, or bringing a calf to a petting zoo is right up their alle