June 4 2018
Does any sector of agriculture depend more upon good records than dairy farming?
May 25 2018
At the beginning of May, I took a week between school and starting my internship to go home to my family’s farm
May 16 2018
First thing tomorrow morning I have to milk the cows, but I also cannot forget about the fresh heifer, I have to make sure the calves are fed, and then I need to hurry back to get the kids on the bus
May 15 2018
‘Tis the season as tractors head back into the fields. Longer daylight hours provide the perfect conditions for those additional work hours, and the warmer days are a welcome end to a long winter...
March 30 2018
The snow is melting, and warm temperatures are on the way. Out here on the West Coast, we are enjoying weather in the 80s already this week!
March 19 2018
We consider dairy farming to be an occupation, a way of life, and often a family tradition
March 8 2018
My dad and I have been writing for the Hoard’s Dairyman blog together as a team for a while now
March 7 2018
Most days I can sit down and just crank out an article for you. But this time, I’m not going to lie, I have hit a block so hard I think it left a mark
Feb. 19 2018
At the same time Brian Waymire was hired as manager of Degroot Dairy in Hanford, Calif., the dairy owners were considering the purchase of an automated activity monitoring system
Nov. 30 2017
Every family farm should sit down annually and discuss each family member’s goals in business and their goals personally. Bring in an independent consultant if needed
Nov. 1 2017
Every letter of the alphabet is represented on the farm
Oct. 17 2017
It is determination that is woven into the fabric of some of the best dairymen and women I know. It is this characteristic that gets us all through the toughest times and sets the best apart from the rest
Sept. 20 2017
There are a lot of things robots can do better and more consistently than humans, but there are still some aspects of the dairy that require a human touch
Sept. 6 2017
As dairy farmers, we must not only know how to solve problems, but we must also know why
Aug. 9 2017
Cows may not use words to communicate but they sure know how to get their point across; and if you listen, they will tell you how to improve your margins
July 31 2017
How many hours a day are your cows not in their home pen? Taking a closer look into your milking herd’s daily schedule is an important management step