Sept. 9 2019
At the Charleville Show in Killarney, which is in the Republic of Ireland, teams judged as a team – not as individuals. Each team was given four placings cards (one for each class)...
Sept. 3 2019
It’s been several years since we’ve been able to take a string of show cows to the fair
Aug. 26 2019
Who are you more apt to listen to? Your peer — A person who is going through the same experience as you, who is the same age as you, and who worries about that same things as you. Someone you don’t...
Aug. 16 2019
At the beginning of my fall semester in 2018, my only concerns were keeping up with classes and dairy judging
Aug. 14 2019
Sarah Thomas served as the 31st Hoard’s Dairyman summer editorial intern
Aug. 9 2019
The forthcoming crisp fall air will also welcome in the continuation of the tanbark trail and the beginning of dairy judging contests
Aug. 5 2019
The auction yard has long been a gathering place for those in production agriculture. Other than an obvious location to sell their livestock, it served as a meeting place for farmers
Aug. 1 2019
Twenty-five years ago, I graduated high school. I couldn’t leave central Oregon fast enough; not because I had a bad childhood, but because I always knew my life was destined for somewhere else....
July 22 2019
Last month over 30 4-H, FFA, and post-secondary students from the United States traveled to Scotland as part of the International Dairy Judging Tour
July 12 2019
It’s no secret that the younger versions of ourselves looked up to “the big kids.” However, it took me until this year to have the revelation that I was in fact one of those *gasp* “big...
July 8 2019
While different philosophies for breeding cattle cover the world, the same general idea of what is a desirable cow still holds true
June 24 2019
A new bill was introduced in Congress earlier this month with the intention of helping young people who want to farm pay off student loans
June 24 2019
My sense of adventure and travel started at just a few months of age when my parents took me to the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
June 21 2019
Growing up as a breed convention attendee and competitor, I knew that the end of the school year didn’t mean the beginning of vacation, hanging by the pool, or even simply relaxing in front of the...
June 4 2019
School’s out, and summer is finally here! Summertime memories are some of my favorite. As a youth, I had the opportunity to travel the United States every summer
May 31 2019
At just 5 years old, I fell into the dairy industry by chance, but I’ve stayed by choice. My older brother had started showing dairy cattle for a local dairyman at the 2003 North Carolina State Fair
April 29 2019
The first day of school. Getting your driver’s license. Graduation day. Each is new beginning that comes with responsibility and new experiences
April 17 2019
The Ag Career Exploration (ACE) experience had a new look this year! With the help of a few more organizations, the ACE event took on the goal of preparing for the future by investing in today
April 3 2019
Three friends — Garrett Eiholzer, Austin Copenhaver, and Clayton Wood — met each other through the dairy fellows program at Cornell University
April 3 2019
As a mother to three children, I give advice pretty regularly. And lately, the dialogue has been talking about future careers