June 1 2016
4-H CLUB/JUNIOR BREED ORGANIZATION DIVISION RULES 1. Only one entry per club. However, members also may enter with their FFA chapters, families or as individuals. 2. A club must be comprised of at least...
April 25 2016
Five classes of dairy cows are featured on the covers of our January through March 10 issues, representing five of the dairy breeds. Click the cover image to see the official placing for the class, the...
April 25 2016
When placing this outstanding class of aged Ayrshire cows D-B-A-C, I found the class to break into two pairs. The outstanding rear udder and balance of D place her over the dairy-framed B. D has a rear...
April 25 2016
I place this class of beautifully balanced Guernsey cows D-C-A-B. In a close placing, D rises to the top based on her outstanding dairy qualities. She is sharper at the point of shoulder, exhibiting more...
April 25 2016
It is a pleasure to place this class of Jersey cows D-B-C-A. I started with a pair of youthful, balanced cows in D and B. D's length and extreme style make her stand out in this class, and pairing that...
April 21 2016
How a generator is made When the electricity goes out, most farm tasks are at a standstill until the power returns. This can cause major problems on a dairy farm. Some dairymen install a back-up generator...
Sept. 14 2015
Brittany Statz, 2015 University of Wisconsin-River Falls Brittany Statz served as the 27th Hoard's Dairyman summer editorial intern
June 15 2015
Ever since the PDCA (Purebred Dairy Cattle Association) unveiled its updated Showmanship Evaluation Scorecard in 2012, questions have abounded
May 7 2015
A mechanically ventilated barn utilizes fans to bring in fresh air while removing moisture, dust and gases. In hot weather, fans also remove excess animal heat. A well-ventilated barn is a more comfortable...
April 25 2015
Five classes of dairy cows are featured on the covers of our January – March 10 issues, representing five of the dairy breeds. Click the cover image to see the official placing for the class, the...
April 25 2015
It's an honor to be the official judge for this impressive class of Milking Shorthorns, which I place in the order of B A C D. B is an exceptional young cow that uses her length, dairyness and balance...
April 25 2015
I placed this quality class of Jersey cows D B C A. D places over B in a close placing. I give D the advantage in being deeper through her chest floor and prefer the length and snugness of her fore udder...
April 25 2015
B A D C is my placing for this great class of Guernsey cows. B uses her combination of dairy strength and udder to get to the top the class today over A. She is a longer cow from nose to tail with more...
April 25 2015
I place this fine class of Holstein cows D B A C. I started the class with a handy winner in D, who goes to the top of the class for her overall dairyness and angularity throughout. She is sharper in her...
April 25 2015
B D C A is my placing for this class of Brown Swiss cows. With her angularity, style and balance from end to end, B sorts herself to the top of the class. B gets the nod over D because B is a much longer...
Sept. 18 2014
Maggie Seiler, 2014 Kansas State University Maggie was the 26th Hoard's Dairyman summer editorial intern. While working with the magazine, Maggie helped prepare the 2014 World Dairy Expo supplement, compiled...
April 25 2014
Five classes of dairy cows are featured on the covers of our January through March 10 issues, representing five of the dairy breeds. Click the cover image to see the official placing for the class, the...
April 25 2014
D A C B is my placing in this fine class of 5-year-old Jersey cows. D sorts herself to the top because she has the best rear udder in the class. D uses that distinct edge in rear udder to place over A...
April 25 2014
I placed this class of Ayrshire aged cows D B A C. With her angularity and her stretch from end to end, D easily wins the class. For the top placing, D goes over B because D is sharper throughout. D is...
April 25 2014
I placed this quality class of Guernsey cows D A C B. D easily starts the class with her long, deep and wide frame and quality mammary system. D places over A with a longer, more snugly-attached fore udder....