Mueller Focused on Solutions at WDE

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The Mueller Milk Cooler is a household name in the dairy industry, and the company has been a long standing leader in the manufacturing of stainless steel equipment for dairy producers. The Mueller Dairy Farm Equipment team made a welcoming presence at World Dairy Expo to talk with producers about the newest solutions available to farmers, and Jordan Blunt, Regional …

Agribusiness, Audio, Dairy, Equipment, Milk, World Dairy Expo

Improving Feed Efficiency With Keenan inTouch

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Ensuring proper and consistent nutrition is one of the most important factors in successful dairy production, and producers are continuing to seek out new ways to utilize advanced technologies that can help improve the feed efficiencies of their herds. The team at Keenan Systems was on-site during World Dairy Expo to talk about Keenan inTouch, their latest technology that is …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Dairy, Feed, Nutrition, World Dairy Expo

Promoting Brown Swiss Youth Activities at WDE

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The Brown Swiss was another breed of dairy cattle celebrated at this year’s World Dairy Expo, and the Brown Swiss Cattle Association (BSCA) made a presence of their own at the Expo. The association had several youth activities held during the event, and Skyler DeGroft, Youth Advisor for BSCA, sat down for an interview during this year’s Expo. “We’re here …

Ag Group, Audio, Breeds, Brown Swiss, Competition, World Dairy Expo, Youth

Merck’s Latest Updates to Dairy Care365

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Merck Animal Health was on hand during the 2016 World Dairy Expo to talk with producers about the latest updates to Dairy Care365, an online training series that was developed to train, equip and support dairy producers, employees and veterinarians so they’re able to provide the best possible care for dairy animals 365 days a year. Dr. Mike Bolton, DVM, …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Biosecurity, Dairy, dairy farming, Merck, World Dairy Expo

Meet the Dairy Expo Fitting Contest Champion

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A total of twenty-two young attendees participated in the Youth Fitting Contest held at this year’s World Dairy Expo, and Levi Banowetz, of Charlotte, Iowa, was this year’s champion in the male division. The contest, which was open to youth ages 13 – 21, allowed contestants 60 minutes to get their animal to show ready, and judged on the following …

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Alltech’s Research Guides Producers Into VFD

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The Veterinarian Feed Directive (VFD) is no longer a new term used in the animal ag world, in part because companies like Alltech have stepped up to help educate their customers on the guidelines which will take affect January 1, 2017. During the World Dairy Expo I spoke with Dr. Amanda Gehman, a research project manager who focuses on applied …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Animal Health, Antibiotics, Audio, Cattle, Dairy, Nutrition, VFD, World Dairy Expo

Merck Receives USDA License for BOVILIS CORONAVIRUS

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The 2016 World Dairy Expo was the perfect venue for Merck Animal Health to debut their BOVILIS® CORONAVIRUS, the 1st USDA-approved modified-live intranasal vaccine to aid in reduction of enteric disease caused by Bovine Coronavirus (BCV). BCV is commonly transferred by animals during periods of stress, including shipping, parturition, cold weather, commingling or delivery to a backgrounding facility or feedyard. …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Cattle, Dairy, Merck, Vaccine, World Dairy Expo

GRSB Hosts Global Sustainability Conference

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The Global Conference on Sustainable Beef was held earlier this month in Banff, Alberta, and the event featured a diverse group of inspiring keynotes that touched on the global commitment to furthering sustainability efforts. Starting off this year’s event was a speech by Dennis Laycraft, President of the Global Roundtable on Sustainable Beef (GRSB). He explained that the ultimate goal …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, environment, International, sustainability

Interest Growing for Robotic Milking Systems

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Between the growing world’s increased production demands, consistently low milk prices, and the public push for stricter production and quality standards, dairy farmers are facing several significant challenges. Innovative solutions are necessary to help producers navigate through the changes and pressures facing the industry, and more farmers than ever are turning to automation technology from companies like GEA. The company …

Agribusiness, Audio, Dairy, GEA Farm Technologies, Milking Parlor, Robotics, World Dairy Expo

Chefs From Barbados Visit Colorado Lamb Plant

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This week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) discusses a USMEF-sponsored trip that recently brought a team of chefs from the Caribbean island of Barbados to Colorado for a firsthand look at the quality and versatility of U.S. lamb. During their visit, the team received a tour of the Superior Farms lamb plant in Denver. Shane McKenzie, …

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