April 30 2020
While the world changes, dairy cattle diets are also evolving for many. Several dairies have considered, or are actively, feeding unpasteurized milk back to the herd to avoid wasting a nutritious product
April 27 2020
Dairy heifers have fluctuated in price over recent years, while young stock numbers have been near record highs relative to lactating cows
April 20 2020
“If you can feed B vitamins at an economical price, do it!” encouraged Mike Hutjens. That was one of the messages viewers received as the University of Illinois nutrition icon
April 16 2020
An update on feed additives with a B vitamin focus The discussion included economic considerations, evaluation strategies, and transition cow benefits
April 8 2020
As farms across the country are faced with the reality of dumping milk and reducing production, some are looking to their rations to absorb the extra pounds of production
March 23 2020
By nature, dairy farmers sell milk. Consequently, though, we also sell beef — whether that’s in the form of bull calves, culled cows, raised steers, or other animals
March 2 2020
Children go to school to learn, grow their minds, and develop important life skills. For millions of American children, school also is a place for nourishment and an opportunity to receive vital nutrition,...
Dec. 16 2019
During the December Hoard’s Dairyman webinar, Bill Weiss from The Ohio State University about ration management during the transition period in “Feeding cows to reach their peak.”
Dec. 2 2019
A new year is right around the corner, which means it is resolution season. Many consumers will be thinking about new health and fitness goals and looking for information on how they can meet them
Dec. 2 2019
Early childhood is a key time to establish eating patterns, but with so many options, it can be confusing to know which drinks are healthy and which to avoid
Nov. 15 2019
A feed and forage outlookpresented by Mike Hutjens, University of Illinois and Mike Rankin, Hay & Forage GrowerSponsored by Kuhn Mike Hutjens and Mike Rankin, forage feeding specialists
Sept. 16 2019
Just as each fatty acid has its own characteristics, so do fatty acid supplements. This topic was covered in the Hoard’s Dairyman monthly webinar “Incorporating supplemental fatty acids in...
Sept. 13 2019
Incorporating supplemental fatty acids in dairy rations was presented by Adam Lock, Michigan State University
Aug. 19 2019
Fermented dairy foods such as yogurt and cheese are often associated with positive gut health and probiotics
July 30 2019
820 million. That’s the number of people in the world that remained food insecure in 2018
July 29 2019
Meat, chicken, fish, dairy products, or eggs . . . as it turns out, your body needs nine proteins found in these foods because those amino acids cannot be made by the body
July 22 2019
Sometimes questions catch you off guard, and this is one that surprises me every time I hear it. “Is milk a good feed for calves?” Basic biology says, yes; milk is the feed intended for calves!
July 15 2019
Forage inventories are in rough shape for many. USDA crop reports have suggested stalled corn and bean acres have mostly recovered over the past few weeks, with crop ratings improving
July 12 2019
Take a look at long forage particles in your feed. They may be slowing your cows down at the feedbunk.It is time to update our recommendations for optimal ration particle size
June 1 2019
Health and milk production are optimized by ensuring dairy cows maintain sufficient nutrient intake to meet their requirements