New Technologies Hold Promise For Dairy Farms

Chuck Zimmerman

The final panel discussion at the Global Dairy 500 Conference focused on future technologies in the dairy industry. Presenting were Matthew Smith, Alltech and Dr. Karl Dawson, Alltech. I spoke with Dr. Dawson immediately following his remarks. He says some of the technologies in methane recovery offer a new cost saving line for the farmer by producing bioenergy. Feed management …

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Global Dairy 500 Conference Visits Kentucky Horse Park

Chuck Zimmerman

The participants in the Global Dairy 500 Conference were treated to a show at the Kentucky Horse Park that included many different horse breeds and traditional costumes. I spoke with rider of the Arabian horse named D’artagnan. He’s 11 years old and on loan to the Park by his owner. The Kentucky Horse Park opened in 1978 and is the …

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Marketing Milk In The Future

Chuck Zimmerman

The future of milk marketing was the subject of our last panel of the day here at the Global Dairy 500 Conference. The afternoon activities include tours of the Alltech headquarters and a dinner at Kentucky Horse Park. I spoke with Harm Holman, European Dairy Farmers, Netherlands after the session concluded. He’s pictured tall and in the middle. Harm says …

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Participating In Discussion Groups

Chuck Zimmerman

I mentioned the breakout discussion groups that took place at the Global Dairy 500 Conference. The Alltech YouTubers put together a nice video to give you a very good perspective of what it was like to participate. 2009 Global Dairy 500 Conference Photo Album World Dairy Diary coverage of the Global Dairy 500 Conference is sponsored by .

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Dairy Systems Around The World

Chuck Zimmerman

To provide a global perspective on dairy systems the Global Dairy 500 Conference featured a panel with participants from the USA, New Zealand and South Africa. I spoke with Bryan Beeston, Dairy Business Centre, New Zealand, seated on the right. He’s a dairy farmer involved in a collective type dairy company. Bryan says he moved to New Zealand to start …

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Translating The Gobal Dairy 500

Chuck Zimmerman

At an international conference like the Global Dairy 500 Conference translators are absolutely necessary. We have many of them here. During a break this morning I spoke with Irina Zablith (right) who is not only a translator but a veterinarian from Brazil. She’s translating into Portugese. She says it’s simultaneous translation. They do get some pre-talk information like power point …

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Walking Fermenters Need To Be Healthy

Chuck Zimmerman

Going back to basics and taking care of the “walking fermenter” was the subject of Juan Tricarico’s presentation at the Global Dairy 500 Conference. I just love that term and Juan explains it in my interview with him. Looking into the future for the dairy farmer Juan says dairy farmers need to be efficient with nutrient use. He believes there …

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