Hoard's Column Archive

September 2017 - How to train your nutritionist

August 2017 - The dangers of anecdotal nutrition

July 2017 - How much do your cows weigh?

June 2017 - Feeding pounds and percentages

May 2017 - Back to the future for dairy records?

April 2017 - Polishing hooves and clipping tail heads

March 2017 - Risks and rewards of adjusting MUNs

February 2017 - Is there a sweet spot for milk urea nitrogen?

January 2017 - Sustainability – cooking oil, beer and cows.

December 2016 - Byproducts, sustainability, and the perfect ration.

November 2016 - Do body condition scores tell the whole story?

October 2016 - Transition success: formulating, working, hoping

September 2016 - Is quality forage the key to high production?

August 2016 - The lab, the computer and the cows all disagree. Now what?

July 2016 - Build a chart for your heifers

June 2016 - Percentages or amounts?

May 2016 - Finding the sweet spot

April 2016 - Are we feeding what we formulate? (part 2)

March 2016 - Are we feeding what we formulate? (part 1)

February 2016 - Premixes – love 'em or hate 'em

January 2016 - Building solid forage testing protocols (part 2)

December 2015 - Building solid forage testing protocols

November 2015 - What to do with feed refusals

October 2015 - Today’s milk was yesterday’s feed

September 2015 - Feeding and breeding

August 2015 - Good kernel processing pays off

July 2015 - Cottonseed meets manure screen

May 2015 - Hulls: Turning waste into milk

April 2015 - Teaching is part of the job

March. 2015 - Who is smarter, me or my computer?

Feb. 2015 - The fun in feeding heifers

Jan. 2015 - Constantly on the coaching hot seat

Dec. 2014 - My love-hate relationship with the shaker box

Nov. 2014 - What’s in your mineral formulation?

Oct. 2014 - Are you envelopes or binders?

Sept. 2014 - CP was then, MP is now

Aug. 2014 - Are you addicted to alfalfa?