New Directors & Committee Members for World Dairy Expo

Jamie Johansen

World Dairy Expo’s Board of Directors and committees met March 3 and 4 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. Representatives from across North America provided input on a multitude of topics related to hosting the annual dairy event. The Board of Directors seated two new members at the annual meeting. Michael Schiller of Freeport, Minn., will represent Associated …

Now Is The Time To Work On Your Spring Checklist

Jamie Johansen

With spring approaching, a Purdue Extension dairy specialist says now is the time for dairy producers to assess their farms and work through a checklist of duties, including facility and pasture maintenance and taking inventory of forage supplies. After a particularly harsh winter with higher-than-normal snowfall, dairy farmers can expect to find a lot of mud in their pastures, cow …

Candidates Announced for WMMB Director Elections

Jamie Johansen

The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) announced today that 11 nominees are certified eligible for the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) 2014 Board of Directors election. Here are the certified candidates, listed in alphabetical order by district: – Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Rusk, Sawyer and Washburn Counties – Ben Peterson of Grantsburg – Barron and Polk …

Registration Extended for Dairy Calf & Heifer Conference

Jamie Johansen

The registration deadline has been extended for the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association annual conference, to be held April 1-3, 2014 at the Hyatt on Main in Green Bay, WI. “Only a few weeks away, dairy producers, calf and heifer raisers won’t want to miss this event,” says Vickie Franken, owner of City View Farms, near Sioux Center, Iowa and …

DFA Meeting Emphasizes Dedication to Dairy by Members, Cooperative

Jamie Johansen

More than 1,400 Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) members and guests convened in Kansas City for the Cooperative’s 16th Annual Meeting. In recognition of the dedication by its farmer-owners, DFA explored the diverse ways the Cooperative and its member-owners are committed to the dairy industry. This year’s meeting theme — Dedicated to Dairy — recognizes DFA’s members and their commitment …

Elberton Cheese Maker Wins 2014 Flavor of Georgia

Jamie Johansen

Elberton farmer, cheese maker and local food advocate Tim Young took home the grand prize from the 2014 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest on March 18. The annual contest, conducted by the University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, is a chance for food businesses to showcase their new products. Young owns Nature’s Harmony Farm, and his …

Profits Bring Opportunities for Dairy Farm Improvements

Jamie Johansen

Growing dairy profit margins on the heels of strong export demand are giving producers more opportunities to improve and repair farm equipment and facilities, a Purdue Extension dairy specialist says. While Mexico continues to be the largest buyer of dairy products exported from the U.S., growing demand in Southeast Asia for powdered milk and whey has helped boost on-farm profits. …

Family Day at the Dairy Farm Rescheduled Again

Jamie Johansen

Family Day at the Dairy Farm, the annual open house at the University of Florida’s dairy farm, has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 5. The free event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The UF dairy farm is located 20 minutes northwest of Gainesville in Hague. Directions are available at the event website. Originally, Family Day at the Dairy …

Not All Milk Protein is the Same

Jamie Johansen

Until recently the A2 Corporation (A2C) operated exclusively in the Australian marketplace. Over the last 5 years a2 Milk® Australia has achieved 5yr CAGR of 45% whilst maintaining premium price positioning. a2 Milk® remains the fastest growing milk brand in the total supermarket milk category; it holds the #1 and #2 ranked sku’s and is circa 4 times larger than …

World Dairy Expo 2014 Honorees Announced

Jamie Johansen

World Dairy Expo (WDE) along with the dairy industry will honor four exemplary dairy leaders this fall at the annual Dinner with the Stars Recognition Banquet held in conjunction with the global event in Madison, Wis. “Nominated by their industry peers, these leaders were selected for their outstanding contributions to the industry”, shared Scott Bentley, WDE General Manager. “Expo is …