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
April 20 2018
Growing up on my family’s dairy farm, more than once I had the opportunity to give a slippery, wet newborn calf its very first meal
April 13 2018
Veterinarians Donald Sockett, Rachel Klos, and Jason Lombard discussed what producers should know about Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak in humans and cattle and the management practices associated with...
March 25 2018
It’s a dad’s job to embarrass their teenage daughters. I dropped the girls off at the 4-H meeting but stayed to be part of the after meeting talk on “Diseases the fair vets look...
Jan. 31 2018
Give your three-quartered cows a chance to thrive in your herd
Jan. 25 2018
The amount of organic matter present in the sand directly determines cleanliness. Put another way, high-quality sand is nearly free of organic matter
Jan. 22 2018
Animal activist groups aren’t just out to stop large farms; they want to put an end to all animal agriculture
Jan. 10 2018
The single most important time in a cow’s life that could almost forecast her entire lactation is the transition period
Dec. 29 2017
In life, there are moments that shape who you are. Sometimes those moments are happy and sometimes they are not. Today I lost a cow. It was not just any cow
Dec. 11 2017
When it comes to consumer concern over animal welfare, it appears that people fall into three areas of thought
Dec. 5 2017
Two surgeries. Two hospitalizations. Four different antibiotics. I’m still praying that this fourth antibiotic does what it’s supposed to
Nov. 29 2017
We as an industry, not just dairy but all of agriculture, need to start standing up for each other in unison
Nov. 17 2017
During the November Hoard’s Dairyman monthly webinar, Cornell professor, Dave Barbano talked about how milk fatty acid analysis can reflect the metabolic health of cows
Nov. 16 2017
Your network of consultants can bring new information and ideas to the dairy
Nov. 15 2017
Bovine leukemia virus (BLV) is the cause of enzootic bovine leukosis, which is a noncurable, progressive disease that affects cattle in almost all U.S. dairy herds. The virus infects white blood
Nov. 15 2017
A fundamental rule in business is that “The customer is always right.” If customers’ needs are not being met, they will look elsewhere for goods or services
Nov. 2 2017
Late fall brings more comfortable conditions for both cows and people in Georgia
Oct. 18 2017
Extra thought put into a robot barn design is time well spent