Oct. 17 2016
THE HOARD'S DAIRYMAN FARM was purchased in 1899 by the magazine's founder, and former state governor, William D. Hoard. A major motivation to his purchase was to prove to university people throughout the...
Oct. 17 2016
Hoard's Dairyman Farm Blog Posts from HD Notebook Hoard's Dairyman Farm wins AGA's Commercial Herd Award It's fair time Hoard's Farm home to nation's top cheese producer Breed's newest Excellent-95 calls...
Sept. 9 2014
Aerial view of the farm today . . . The magazine's founder, W.D. Hoard, acquired the Hoard's Dairyman Farm in 1899. He purchased the farm to experiment with new ideas such as growing alfalfa and to try...
June 15 2013
Headlocks for group feeding provide a different twist in the Holts' "fresh as outdoors" calf barn. Brian and Bob Holt keep a sharp eye on each of the calves in their new tunnel-ventilated calf barn. They...
June 5 2012
As you may have heard, we're voting today in Wisconsin! Guernsey Calf (left) and Jersey Calf (right) This adorable Guernsey was born May 20, 2012 and sired by Grumpy. This cute Jersey is sired by Louie,...
June 14 2011
At the Hoard's Dairyman Farm . . . Watching feed costs and honing strategy Like most of you, our feeding strategy has been to trim costs while keeping the cows milking well, healthy, and breeding back...
June 14 2011
At the Hoard's Dairyman Farm . . . Making do with older facilities Two developments, both involving making use of older buildings, have made major, positive impacts on our farm in recent years. We were...
Jan. 19 2011
Don't be barnyard blind Smart managers, they say, always surround themselves with people smarter than they are. That bit of advice makes a strong argument for putting a management team together for your...
Nov. 1 2010
Farm Tours available upon request. Please call ahead. No self guided tours available. For farm tours email Karen Kutz or call 920-563-5551 ext. 102. Hoard's Dairyman Farm GPS will give incorrect directions,...
May 11 2010
2008 National Guernsey Convention Tour Stop The reproductive demonstrations at the Hoard's Dairyman Farm drew big crowds during the afternoon. The farm was the final stop for the Guernsey enthusiasts on...
May 11 2010
June 2008 Jefferson County Dairy Breakfast This young visitor was able to get to know one of our Guernseys visiting the feedbunk. Our cows are fed two times per day (after each milking) and spend a lot...
May 11 2010
Link to Farm Facilities Guide/Map The Farm Today . . . A new era dawned at the Hoard's Dairyman Farm when we moved the milking herd to new facilities on June 21, 2007. The move marked a milestone in the...
May 11 2010
A KEY COMPONENT OF THE MAGAZINE Originally purchased in 1899 by our founder W.D. Hoard, the Hoard's Dairyman Farm has served as a key component of the magazine, which was first published in 1885. The primary...