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

2014 Junior Infographic Web Contest

Jamie Johansen

Holstein Association USA announces a web based contest for its Junior members to create an educational infographic. An infographic is a visual presentation of information; utilizing charts, diagrams or maps to engage the audience. Holstein Association USA Junior members are encouraged to design one infographic for submission. This design should be in color and able to fit on an 8 …

Ag Group, Competition, Holstein Association, Youth

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 …

Ag Group, World Dairy Expo

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 …

Ag Group, Forage

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 …

Ag Group, Milk

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 …

Ag Group, calf, Education, Events

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 …

Ag Group, cooperatives, dairy farming, Dairy Group

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 …

Ag Group, award, Cheese

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. …

Ag Group, economics