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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International Perspective On Dairy Challenges

Chuck Zimmerman

In the theme of global dairy farming we had discussion dinner tables with international people like at my table where we had farmers from the USA, Colombia, Brazil and South Africa. There were six different topics for each discussion dinner room. Mine focused on silage but others included mastitis and somatic cell count control, reproduction, the importance of grazing, economics …

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Silage Important Part of Feed Program

Chuck Zimmerman

Dinner time last night at the Global Dairy 500 Conference featured multiple subject discussions. You picked your topic and then participated in a discussion after eating. I attended the Silage Discussion Dinner led by Matthew Smith, Alltech. You can see Matthew getting his slides ready for the start of the discussion. He works for the company in New Zealand and …

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Summarizing Global Dairy Breakout Discussions

Chuck Zimmerman

The afternoon breakout sessions at the Global Dairy 500 Conference are summarized immediately in a group setting and the session is led by Dr. Pearse Lyons, President of Alltech. Here is one of the participants stating what his discussion table talked about. We get a break after this session until a series of discussion dinners this evening which I’ll be …

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