If you think processing dairy products is as simple as pumping milk into a container then think again. Today’s processing facilities are miracles of technology. One of the companies that’s supplying their need is Advanced Instruments. They make things like this cryoscope. In case you don’t know what it does:
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica is offering several products of benefit to the dairy industry, including Vovikalc calcium boluses, Daque nutritional supplements for calves, Stocker insecticide ear tags, and Breed-Back FP for BVD.
MoovingImages.com of Madison, WI has launched its redesigned website. The site now features online ordering, hundreds of high-resolution downloadable images, and advanced search capabilitiles. Expanded photo selections are also key, with new photos being added daily. In the near future, the site will also feature images from guest consignors. For folks interested in dairy, the catalog hosts nearly 550 dairy cow shots, 179 “dairy specific” photos, and dozens of farm scene shots.
Everyone is concerned about energy these days. Heck, the high price of fuel of all kinds is enough of a reason. Vigilistics has just introduced some software to help processing facilities out. Their new software package offers real-time operations intelligence and energy-use analysis
Have you dreamed about Holsteins? If not you can obtain a free video called “Dairy Dreams.” It’s not exactly the same thing but it’s still about dreams. It’s a new educational video about the Holstein Foundation that is sponsored by Dairymaster USA, Inc. The 12-minute video features short informational introductions to each of the Foundation’s programs.
Merial is growing the partnership formed last year with Select Sires to co-market the IGENITY brand DNA test. Adding field consultant Ron Long to the Merial company as a liason between Merial and Select Sires field representatives, the company will offer training sessions, on-farm consultations, and customer meetings across Select Sires’ 10 regional cooperatives.
Our sponsor, Accelerated Genetics received a nice award recently.
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to exclude agriculture from new air quality standards governing coarse dust particles. The Agency is revising national air quality standards for both coarse and fine dust particles, and the American Farm Bureau Federation is strongly encouraging adoption of the ag exclusion. Submitting comments on the proposed rule, AFBF cited the lack of scientific justification …