June 1 2018
My family’s dairy has had great luck and bad luck with employee turnover. We have had people work for us who I have known since I was in elementary school
May 21 2018
The feeding behavior patterns of dairy cattle are known to impact health, productivity, and welfare. Trevor DeVries, University of Guelph, will discuss how the way we feed, house, and manage calves impacts...
April 10 2018
A grant-funded project has helped two herds combine high milk production per cow with high components. New York’s Farm Viability Institute provided funding for an 18-month-long project
April 2 2018
Advancements such as robotics, sexed semen, and RFID tags all enhance the efficiency of daily work on the dairy farm.
March 21 2018
Nurturing the next generation of dairy farmers is time well spent
March 19 2018
What will dairy look like in the future? It was that question that spurred dairy consultant Jack Britt to collaborate with a team of experts to examine dairying in the future
March 10 2018
The herd makes its way to the milking parlor where the cows are fed a supplemental total mixed ration (TMR) during morning and night milking
March 10 2018
We all have learned a lot more about the importance of facilities and cow comfort by studying cows housed in freestall barns, which may include turn-out lots on dirt or pasture
March 9 2018
When you laugh, the whole body relaxes. Lyndy Phillips said that one minute of laughter boosts the immune system for 24 hours.
Feb. 21 2018
This homework may include you spending a little money on blood samples or feed samples, but spending a little money now before spending a lot of money later may actually save you money and time in the...
Feb. 8 2018
Farmers must be cautious when adding new members to their staff
Feb. 7 2018
A great employer learns to speak the language of their employees
Feb. 5 2018
The path to dairy farm ownership is not an easy one. For some families, the transfer of the dairy from one generation to the next can be filled with highs and lows
Jan. 24 2018
Many of us have grown up working side by side with a grandparent, parent, or mentor that has directly affected our lives in one way or another. It is thanks to these people that we are who we are today
Jan. 12 2018
Webinar attendees were treated to a unique presentation and a Hoard’s Dairyman first on Monday, January 8, when a dairy producer served as presenter. Tom Kestell, owner of Ever-Green-View had the...
Jan. 8 2018
How they achieve 40,000 lbs of milk per cow presented by Tom Kestell, Ever-Green-View Dairy, and Steve Woodford, dairy nutritionist
Oct. 24 2017
Our first LimFlex-sired bull calf arrived last week. It represents the beginning of another herd size management strategy we’re slowly adopting
Sept. 15 2017
You invest a great deal in making top quality feed. Do all that you can to see that it reaches the dairy cow in the best condition and that she consumes it
Sept. 4 2017
Conversations with even just a few dairy farmers from across the country quickly identify data management as one of the largest on-farm issues