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.
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Feb. 26 2024
2023 was a challenging year for dairy producers, navigating economic struggles, and uncertainties. In such times, Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP) insurance emerges as a crucial tool to mitigate risks and...
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Feb. 19 2024
In the realm of beef cross calves, the presence of beef genetics imparts inherent advantages, promising greater consistency and robust muscling when compared to their all-dairy breed counterparts
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Feb. 6 2024
Cow location technology can help reduce frustration, stress and lost time spent seeking specific animals
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Jan. 19 2024
A productive cow isn’t always a profitable cow. A profitable cow performs in milk volume and quality, breeds back quickly and experiences few health events
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Jan. 12 2024
It is common for producers to experience lower butterfat tests and higher numbers of butterfat inversions this time of year
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Jan. 8 2024
Sand is widely regarded as the best bedding for dairy cows. But not all sand is created equally
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Dec. 29 2023
A rapid decline in pH is crucial to achieving an optimal silage fermentation, preserving silage nutrients, and maximizing the feed’s value
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Dec. 22 2023
Of all the things people debate online, it turns out there are strong opinions on how to butter toast
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Dec. 15 2023
In today's dynamic dairy farming landscape, strategic protocol implementation plays a crucial role in a sustainable dairy operation
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Dec. 8 2023
Just over five years ago, Hancock took control of the breeding program at Prairie View Dairy in Muleshoe, Texas. He found that changes needed to be made — fast
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Nov. 30 2023
Thanks to the Nedap SmartFlow Milk Meter, farmers like Austin Webster of Greenleaf, Wis., can more closely monitor the pulse of their herd like never before, gaining timely, accurate, actionable insights...
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Nov. 22 2023
Robots provide critical data insights to help you be a better herd manager
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Nov. 17 2023
Thanks to the Nedap SmartFlow Milk Meter, farmers like Austin Webster of Greenleaf, Wis., can more closely monitor the pulse of their herd like never before, gaining timely, accurate, actionable insights...
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Nov. 9 2023
Just over five years ago, Hancock took control of the breeding program at Prairie View Dairy in Muleshoe, Texas. He found that changes needed to be made — fast
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Nov. 2 2023
Replacement heifers are one of your most valuable assets on a dairy farm. They are the future of the milking herd and ultimately determine the longevity of your entire herd and business
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Oct. 27 2023
Having data does not necessarily translate into value. The real value comes from transforming individual data points into insights through context and connections
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Oct. 19 2023
There are a multitude of feed additives in the market for use in ruminant rations, but with the unique challenges faced by individual farms, a standard line product may not always be the best fit
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Oct. 16 2023
Several years ago, Tony Louters was on a hunt. The Merced, California, dairyman wanted more information on his milking cows in order to improve reproductive protocols and, more importantly, health. The...
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Oct. 10 2023
Aside from trips to the parlor and constant body maintenance, cows must be ready to play defense against tough competitors like mastitis
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Sept. 29 2023
You can expect more consistency from cow to cow with any automation product. But successful implementation is not possible without thoughtful planning, preparation and follow-up