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


Oct. 10 2018
I like to think that if I was older and wiser, answers would surface and the decisions I need to make would become more obvious. We are at a crossroads here at Bohnert Jerseys. My guess is that many o
Oct. 10 2018
Several of our weaned heifers recently developed really loose bloody diarrhea within a week of returning from a show. They were all about 4 to 5 months old and were in great health prior to this
Oct. 10 2018
Dairy cattle, like other cattle breeds, are a monotocous species. In other words, they usually ovulate only one egg per heat cycle
Sept. 25 2018
Walking through a boggy section of pasture or swampy wetland, landowners in the Northeast may never see one of its oldest inhabitants — the bog turtle. At only 4 inches across, it’s also one...
Sept. 25 2018
In our part of the country, we don’t rely on pivots and canals to water our crops; we look to the sky and wait for the clouds to open up and give us rain
Sept. 25 2018
As we evaluate fiber in dairy cow rations, one major question that arises is: “What is the interaction between fiber digestibility and particle size, and how does it affect the cow?”
Sept. 25 2018
Our English edition of the magazine has traversed the globe since 1885. Even though dairy farmers in more than 60 countries subscribe to our signature publication, people prefer to read and comprehend
Sept. 10 2018
We are in the dairy business with milk being our primary source of revenue, but ultimately, we also sell beef
Sept. 10 2018
While some dairy farmers would still like to see highly visible dairy advertising spots, those initiatives had become feel-good campaigns yielding little in the way of new product sales. The revamped
Sept. 10 2018
Wind has damaged their farm not once, but twice in the past two years, but the Carlson family has a fighting spirit that keeps them thriving
Aug. 25 2018
It is getting real out there in the dairy industry. It is not necessary for me to tell you twice. We see it in every state, with every style of farm, and size is not a factor
Aug. 25 2018
Old barns have history embedded in their walls. If those walls could talk, what stories they could tell of the joys and hardships of their farms
Aug. 25 2018
Thirty-two years is a long way in the future, but dairyman Mike McCloskey has some strong ideas about technology tools the industry will use to get there
Aug. 24 2018
While Nestle and Fonterra both have joined the A1-free milk protein movement, skeptics remain. To that, The a2 Milk Company welcomes additional research
Aug. 22 2018
According to the Tulare County Farm Bureau, Tulare County is the third biggest farming county in America.In 2016, its total gross agricultural production value was a staggering $6.3 billion
Aug. 10 2018
Karen BohnertWe get 18 summers with our children. Sometimes when I hear that, I think that is not enough. But, then there have been times when I honestly question how in the world will I make it throu
Aug. 10 2018
Time-lapse photography is defined by Wikipedia as “a technique whereby the frequency at which film frames are captured is much lower than that used to view the sequence
Aug. 10 2018
In the late 1800s, New York City had a problem. The growth of the city had been so rapid that all of the extra horses were choking the city with piles of brown manure that threatened to stunt the growth
Aug. 10 2018
Founded in Australia 18 years ago, The a2 Milk Company established a U.S. market presence in 2015
July 15 2018
With a water bottle in hand and branded shirt, boots, and sunglasses on, Michael Azevedo is out the door to greet the sunshine of the Central Valley of California