Hoard's Dairyman Farm
A lifelong investment in agriculture’s future
Nov. 2, 2016
The author is the Hay & Forage Grower editorial intern and a student at South Dakota State University. Ed Ballard has been managing the Dudley Smith Farm since its establishment in 1995...
When a Northern boy heads south
March 22, 2016
It’s not such an unusual thing for old, North-dwelling people like myself to head south for the winter. They can often be seen lining the coastal beaches, plugging up the golf courses an...
Georgia dairy values forage, family
May 18, 2016
You only need to spend a few minutes talking to Al Wehner before you realize that he really enjoys life, especially his forage, cows, and family...
They feed more alfalfa leaves
Oct. 24, 2016
At one time, baling hay was one of the most stressful times of the year for Maddox Dairy. “I don’t think Grandpa ever slept at night during the haying season,” said Steven Maddox, wh...
June 14, 2016
You can cut alfalfa 20 times in one year or one time for 20 years.This was an axiom told to me many years ago. It relates to the persistence of an alfalfa stand given the intensity of a chosen cutting...
He's the wrapper guy
June 28, 2016
“Mike, you need to come down here. I’d like to talk to you,” related the voice over my office phone in late April. I would soon learn that voice belonged to Willie Foster, a man who has a...
Be a strategic forage feeder
March 24, 2016
The author is a dairy nutritional consultant and freelance agricultural writer based out of Connecticut. Early spring grass provides enough protein, energy and dry matter intake for milk pr...
A pasture-based dairy like few others
Sept. 4, 2015
Southwest Missouri is hot and humid in the summer, prone to drought, can experience extreme cold in the winter, and is home to vast amounts of native, endophyte-infected tall fescue. Nevertheles...