Patz employees celebrated another new product launch with a ribbon cutting ceremony on February 14th. The Model 2400 Truck Mounted Twin Screw Vertical Mixer was the first of its kind fully assembled at Patz.
Welcome to National Agriculture Day on World Dairy Diary. Thank you farmers for providing us with the most abundant and safe food supply in the world. This is the day for the announcement of the winner of the New Holland “Down on the Farm” Classic iPod Keepsake Contest. Thanks to all the people who entered online or at the New Holland booth at Commodity Classic. The random drawing has taken place and . . .
Well this looks like it took a long time but worked out okay in the end. One of our sponsors is the Callicrate Bander by No-Bull Enterprises, LLC. They own several patents related to their castration products but had to bring suit against Wadsworth Manufacturing, Inc. for patent infringement in the United States District Court for the District of Montana.
Our sponsor, Accelerated Genetics just held their 2006 Young Producer Winter Get-Away at the Chula Vista Theme Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI. It looks like a great party in addition to being a learning experience. Over 120 young producers and their family members attended.
I remember having to wash bottles. Of course that was for my kids. Then along came dishwashers and made things easier. Well, Ecolab has one you can lease to handle the duties for bottles and pails.
If you use the Chicago Mercantile Exchange for any risk management of your Class III Milk, you can start trading 24 hours a day!
Prices for dairy products fell again last week, with average prices for Cheddar, Butter, Nonfat Dry Milk and Dry Whey all sliding.
How well do you know your nutrition program? Are you squeezing every drop of potential production out of your milking string? I just read an article discussing how your profitability will suffer if you either over or under estimate forage requirements for your herd. With that in mind, you might consider making plans to join me in Fort Wayne later this Spring.
This year has seen a downturn in farm equipment sales, with over sales in every category except compact utility tractors trending lower than last year. Some individual brands, on the other hand, have reported a significant increase in sales.