All Guest Blogs are provided to Hoard’s Dairyman by members of the dairy industry. Content is created and owned by the organizations that submit them.
Oct. 14 2019
The modern dairy cow is a model of remarkable productive efficiency. In high-producing dairy herds with annual average milk production levels in excess of 15,000 kilograms per cow
Sept. 16 2019
World Dairy Expo is right around the corner, and there is no one who knows the show better than the staff who organizes it. So, we thought we’d offer you some insight from the Expo experts
Sept. 3 2019
By just a 5% decrease in ketosis, you could save thousands of dollars per year
Aug. 5 2019
World Dairy Expo 2019 is just around the corner and soon attendees and exhibitors will be collecting ‘Tools for Dairy’s Progress’ during the annual event
July 15 2019
Most dairy producers understand that healthy, efficient cows generate the greatest returns. With feed attributing to nearly 70% of total production costs, constant effort and creativity are required
July 1 2019
Dairy farming is a job like no other. You are your own boss, working in an industry you care about
May 27 2019
Today’s milking technology provides numerous data points for dairies to use in their day-to-day routines and management decisions. With software and tools to monitor and track every step your cow...
May 20 2019
You might be using tail paint, also known as tail chalk, in your breeding program for several reasons. “It’s cheap.” “It’s what my neighbors do.”
May 6 2019
Activity monitors know cows’ estrous cycles with 24/7 monitoring Less time. Less labor. And more bred cows. Does it sound too good to be true?
April 29 2019
As cases of Klebsiella mastitis have increased in dairy operations across the U.S., so have efforts to reduce the prevalence of this widespread environmental pathogen
April 22 2019
Few articles tell you the common mistakes that hurt your footbath program. These are the top four pitfalls people run into
April 10 2019
Mastitis is one of the most common and costly diseases impacting profits and herd health in the dairy industry
Dec. 17 2018
Anyone who dairy farms knows raising calves is a big investment. Feed and labor costs are high, and it can take more than two years before a calf starts contributing to the bulk tank as a cow
Dec. 10 2018
Whole milk is an excellent foundation for the liquid calf diet. But it often lacks the necessary vitamins, minerals and optimal fat-to-protein ratio that pre-weaned calves need to perform their best
Dec. 3 2018
Trace mineral nutrition and its application in dairy rations continues to receive significant attention through research and its implementation in the field
Nov. 26 2018
Fat-soluble vitamins E, A and D are essential nutrients for the newborn calf
Nov. 19 2018
The moment forage is baled, losses begin. Adequately protecting bales from the elements can help minimize loss and make your hay last longer. So, what’s best for your operation?