Registration Open for National Mastitis Council Meeting

Jamie Johansen

Registration for the National Mastitis Council (NMC) Regional Meeting, August 4-6, 2014, is now open. This three day event will be held at Ghent University in Ghent, Belgium. The regional meeting provides attendees with information and skills necessary to strengthen milk quality programs and increase dairy profitability. The conference also provides an excellent opportunity to network with individuals from around …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Mastitis, Milk

Landmark Services Coop Launches ProfitEDGE Program

Jamie Johansen

Landmark Services Cooperative introduces ProfitEDGE, a new program to help dairy producers be most profitable and efficient. ProfitEDGE is a full-service approach to dairy production, with the Landmark team of nutritionists and agronomists collaborating with a group of industry partners to help dairy producers establish management and production goals and create timelines for achieving those goals. Through the program producers …

Accelerated Genetics, Ag Group, cooperatives

The Great American Milk Drive

Jamie Johansen

Right now, 1 in 6 Americans face hunger. Many rely on food banks for nutrition assistance, including more than 12 million families. Across the country—and in your community—these families are missing out on the important nutrients found in milk. While milk is one of the top nutritious items requested by food bank clients, it’s rarely donated. That’s why Milk Life …

Ag Group, Milk, National Dairy Council, Nutrition

Joint ABI/ADPI Annual Meeting to be held in Chicago

Jamie Johansen

The 2014 Annual Conference of the American Butter Institute & the American Dairy Products Institute will be held April 27-April 29, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The 2014 Conference promises to be truly educational and informative, and will feature two days of speakers and programs on various industry topics. As in the past few years, record attendance is expected. …

Ag Group, Butter, Milk, National Milk

World Dairy Expo Receives Industry Recognition

Jamie Johansen

World Dairy Expo has been ranked 26th in Trade Show News Network’s Top 250 Trade Shows in the United States. Based on net square footage, this list recognizes the top 250 trade shows held in 2013 across all industries from agriculture and construction, to housewares and technology. Covering more than 558,000 square feet of exhibit space at the Alliant Energy …

Ag Group, World Dairy Expo

NMPF Asks FDA to Rewrite Draft Animal Feed Regulation

Jamie Johansen

The National Milk Producers Federation has asked the Food and Drug Administration to rewrite a draft livestock feed regulation, saying the agency went beyond the intent of Congress by seeking to impose requirements that will not make animal feed safer. In comments sent to the agency Monday, NMPF asked FDA to substantially revise the regulation and requested the agency establish …

Ag Group, Government, Milk

Collegiate Dairy Leaders from U.S. & Canada Converge in Fort Wayne

Jamie Johansen

The Dairy Challenge Academy and contest will bring 280 students from 38 college dairy programs to Fort Wayne, Ind., April 4-6. This North American event – hosted by Purdue University, Michigan State University and The Ohio State University – is the largest gathering of collegiates pursuing a dairy career. Students will converge in Fort Wayne from all corners of the …

Ag Group, Competition

Dairy Industry Applauds White House Strategy

Jamie Johansen

America’s dairy farmers, cooperatives, processors, manufacturers, and other industry leaders applaud today’s announcement by the White House of a Biogas and Energy Roadmap to reduce methane emissions from agriculture. In its announcement, the White House formally cited the work of the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy’s Sustainability Council, whose efforts in part include a partnership with the U.S. Department of …

Ag Group, energy, Government, sustainability

2014 Mid-South Ruminant Nutrition Conference Scheduled

Jamie Johansen

The 2014 Mid-South Ruminant Nutrition Conference will be held April 23-24 in Grapevine, TX. The program is presented by the Texas Animal Nutrition Council and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in cooperation with various cattle and dairy industry groups, associations and businesses. “These conferences provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about the most recent developments in ruminant nutrition and …

Ag Group, Health, Nutrition

CWT Assists with 3.6 Million lbs in Dairy Export Sales

Jamie Johansen

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 15 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Foremost Farms USA, Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association, Michigan Milk Producers Association and Tillamook County Creamery Association to sell 2.094 million pounds of Cheddar cheese, 1.185 million pounds of 82% butter and 308,647 pounds of whole milk powder to customers in Africa, …

Ag Group, Butter, Cheese, cooperatives, cwt, Milk