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


Sept. 2 2021
An evening vet call came in that a high value bull calf was down. I wasn’t far away from the calf grower, so I soon pulled in to find Becky running subcutaneous (SQ) lactated ringers (LRS)
Sept. 2 2021
As the year of the global pandemic, 2020 forced people and companies to slow down and take a break from normal operations
Aug. 20 2021
we recently observed Veterinary Appreciation Day. This day just happened to fall a day before we laid to rest the first and finest veterinarian that served our farm
Aug. 19 2021
dairy enterprise efficiency is vital. We all know that. “Feed efficiency” is often calculated as the pounds of 3.5% fat-corrected milk produced per pound of dry matter consumed
Aug. 15 2021
Corn must be ensiled at the proper moisture for optimum fermentation. However, determining whole plant moisture can be problematic
Aug. 15 2021
Dirty data clouds our ability to see what’s going on and can contribute toward efficiency challenges
Aug. 15 2021
In my April 25, 2021, column titled, “Keep an eye on the five major farm risks,” I introduced the “Five categories of risk” that farmers face
Aug. 15 2021
When it comes to caring for our animals, dairy farmers overwhelmingly believe in the science backing up vaccinations
July 19 2021
Duane and I have been registering our cattle with the Holstein Association USA for as long as we have been raising animals. We have always seen tremendous value in this protocol
July 12 2021
Allow me to introduce you to the Wisconsin Udder Tuggers. Their commitment to celebrating June Dairy Month has connected thousands of people to the dairy industry
July 12 2021
Krysta Harden begins her tenure with the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) at a time when U.S. dairy exports have been experiencing growth
July 12 2021
Scientists from Bjørknes University College in Oslo, Norway, have joined a growing group of nutrition experts in challenging the long-standing notion that saturated fats promote heart disease
July 9 2021
Negative producer price differentials (PPDs) have inspired a lot of conversations about Federal Milk Marketing Orders, including reviving concerns or questions about some things that have been lingeri
June 10 2021
White noise is useful for some businesses. They have a consistent hum running through the offices to keep employees focused on their work and to give them a bit of privacy in an open office setting
June 10 2021
When purchasing a new truck, you recognize that different trim levels, accessories, and engine displacements are factors that contribute to the vehicle’s value
June 10 2021
Starting in August 2021, dairy producers will have at their disposal an enhanced Lifetime Net Merit (NM$) index, the selection tool designed to maximize cows’ lifetime profitability
June 10 2021
If there’s one thing that’s become totally apparent to me in the three years since I stepped away from hands-on farm management, it’s that the same problems and challenges happen on almost...
June 10 2021
Krysta Harden’s work ethic matches that of any U.S. dairy farmer. As a daughter of multigeneration Georgia peanut farmers, Harden knows the value of a full day’s work on the family farm
June 10 2021
In my previous column, “Keep an eye on the five major farm risks,” in the April 25, 2021, issue, I introduced the “five categories of risk” that farmers face
June 10 2021
Dairy farmers are facing higher corn and soybean meal prices in 2021. Corn has moved from $3 a bushel to over $6 a bushel while soybean meal is up $100 a ton