July 25 2018
“An almond doesn’t lactate,” may be the best statement said in favor of the dairy industry that I’ve heard lately, and it was a quote by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner...
July 24 2018
We currently are the host to two male carpet gnomes who we have the pleasure of calling our children
July 23 2018
“Where are our consumers spending time on social media?” I get this question a lot from farmers and dairy industry communication professionals during my training sessions
July 20 2018
As farmers get their choppers, trucks, and tractors ready to chop and store corn silage, there is one other thing they should plan out ahead of time this chopping season – testing your kernel processor
July 19 2018
Growing up in the 1980s on my family's dairy farm in central Oregon, I really was unaware of the farm crisis
July 18 2018
How many risk management meetings have you been to in the last two years? I must've attended at least three or four and been invited to over a dozen
July 17 2018
Before I state anything else, let me be clear; this is not a post about small farms versus large farms
July 16 2018
“It’s a game changer,” shared Ev Thomas of Oak Point Agronomics during the Hoard’s Dairyman webinar, when talking about forage advancements in alfalfa production
July 13 2018
Dairies normally have guidelines for culling cows, but how many of you have written rules or at least go through and cull calves and heifers on a regular basis?
July 12 2018
If you haven’t heard the expression, “It's hotter than Georgia asphalt," then you should take a trip to Georgia in the summer and walk across the asphalt without any shoes on
July 11 2018
A cow is a cow. She will always be a cow. She will never crow like a rooster, oink like a pig, or waddle like a duck
July 10 2018
All the latest research in all areas of our operations, yet I bet on every farm there’s an area where we all could say, “that’s how we’ve always done it.”
July 9 2018
Each spring Lakeshore Technical College holds their annual graduation banquet in Northeast Wisconsin. It is a chance for the students to introduce themselves to the dairy industry and thank their families,...
July 6 2018
Growing up I always enjoyed the time spent off the farm when my siblings and I would go to local and national dairy shows
July 5 2018
I spent many hours last week on a bus while attending the National Jersey Convention. Driving through the curving roads of Wooster County, Ohio, to check out Amish Country, farmland, and stopping at several...
July 3 2018
Last night Hoard’s Dairyman had the unique opportunity to host attendees from the International Conference of the World Jersey Cattle Bureau at the Hoard’s Dairyman Farm
July 2 2018
World Milk Day on June 1 served as a rally point for the dairy community to convene and celebrate, as well as kick off our personal stories of Undeniably Devotion
June 29 2018
“The 1960’s Holsteins here are basically a herd frozen in time,” said Brad Heins, an associate professor and manager of the University of Minnesota’s Organic Dairy Research and...
June 28 2018
As our family travels down the path of robotic milking, we continue to learn lessons that I will pass on to you
June 27 2018
The agriculture community in Tulare, Calif., has been working out lately and has developed a few muscles