June 29 2023
The National FFA Organization became a huge part of my life starting my sixth-grade year when my agriculture teacher showed up on my front porch with a form to join
June 28 2023
Ah, farm kids. We’re the best, aren’t we? I may be biased, but also maybe I’m not
June 26 2023
When I was old enough to participate in junior activities through breed associations, I was terrified to do them
June 22 2023
The weather has become far more than a topic for small talk these days
June 21 2023
Indulge me for just a moment. I have a complaint to file with Mother Nature. For crying out loud, let it rain
June 20 2023
With the opportunity to capitalize on the record low native beef herd numbers and the growing demand for high-quality beef, dairy-beef crossbred cattle producers can benefit from taking a second look at...
June 20 2023
I’ve been in a weird situation lately where I want to do more than I can
June 19 2023
I have had the unique privilege of being able to raise and show both beef and dairy cattle
June 19 2023
“Just because something is common doesn’t mean it is normal.” While transition health events are common in dairy cattle today, it doesn’t mean that this must be our normal in the...
June 16 2023
Continuing education comes in many forms. Some students looking to pursue post-high school training in dairy production choose a technical college degree
June 15 2023
As dairy farmers, our life is lead wide open each and every day
June 14 2023
Did you know that milk is the most frequently requested food at food banks but, because of its perishability, is the least donated?
June 13 2023
Overseeing and coordinating multiple construction crews has its challenges. A few months ago, I was leading a project that required concrete to be poured
June 12 2023
Creating a cattle sale through a collegiate student organization is no easy task. This was my exact thought when some of my classmates wanted to start a dairy cattle sale at Virginia Tech
June 9 2023
Labor availability has been an issue for years throughout the dairy community. The work is hard and stressful, and working conditions can be hot and cold
June 8 2023
School’s out, and June Dairy Month is upon us as we celebrate all things dairy
June 8 2023
When fly infestations are left untreated, they can cause significant harm to your livestock. Flies have the ability to transmit diseases, reduce weight gains among animals, and cause severe irritation
June 7 2023
One of the most interesting ways we at Hoard’s Dairyman are able to connect with our readers and the dairy community is when we receive visitors at our farm, which sits just outside of Fort Atkinson...
June 6 2023
In case you haven’t heard or remembered by now, it’s June Dairy Month!
June 5 2023
During my reign as the 2022 Virginia Dairy Princess, I was asked a particularly interesting question, “What do you think cows would say if they could talk?”