Record Wisconsin Cheese Production

Chuck Zimmerman

Record cheese production was announced today at World Dairy Expo by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture. Governor Jim Doyle today announced Wisconsin cheese production set a new record in 2006, producing nearly 2.5 billion pounds of cheese, accounting for 26 percent of the national cheese market. Wisconsin’s growth is fueled by the increase in national demand for high-quality, specialty cheeses, …

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Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin

Chuck Zimmerman

The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin is lead by Executive Director Shelly Mayer. It sound like things are going well for the organization. Their mission is to “share ideas, solutions, resources and experiences that help dairy producers succeed.” I spoke with Shelly in their exhibit near one of the entrances to the main exhibit hall here at World Dairy Expo. …

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National Dairy Animal Well-Being Initiative Announced

Chuck Zimmerman

This morning at World Dairy Expo a producer-led coalition of dairy groups and companies announced the National Dairy Animal Well-Being Initiative. They’re proposing dairy animal well-being guidelines and principles. One of the groups participating in the effort is the National Milk Producers Federation. I spoke with their Senior Vice President of Communications, Chris Galen (not pictured) about what his organization …

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Dairy Woman of the Year Deborah Lee Reinhart

Chuck Zimmerman

The Dairy Woman of the Year is Deborah Lee Reinhart, a producer from New Holstein, Wisconsin. She’s pictured third from the left in the front row of this group of members of the Livestock Publications Council which met for breakfast this morning. Deb received her award last night at the World Dairy Expo Dinner With the Stars banquet. This morning …

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World Dairy Expo Sales Manager John Rozum

Chuck Zimmerman

The sales manager for World Dairy Expo is John Rozum. John played a key role in getting World Dairy Diary started several years ago when we got this dairy news website kicked off here at the show. This year Cindy interviewed John to learn what the latest is about the show. He talks about the virtual farm tour that was …

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Westfalia Surge Exhibit

Cindy Zimmerman

WestfaliaSurge has not only a very large but a very cool exhibit here at World Dairy Expo. In fact, when I spoke with Rob Kolb, VP of Marketing, North Americas Region he says they won the best booth of the year award. Rob says that they’re showing their full range of products like their parlor stalls and something new which …

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Ring Side With Charleston|Orwig

Cindy Zimmerman

There are only a few select suites ringside at the World Dairy Expo coliseum and one of them is occupied by Charleston|Orwig during the show for meetings and entertaining clients. Since Charleston|Orwig is one of our sponsors for coverage of World Dairy Expo this year, this “Milking Parlor” podcast is with Mike Opperman, account supervisor with C-O. It was through …

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Visit NutriDense for a Cheese Sandwich and a Shake

Chuck Zimmerman

Jerry Weigel is the global nutrition manager for BASF Plant Science. I spoke to him about their NutriDense product which is what they’re promoting at their booth here at World Dairy Expo. Besides talking with producers about NutriDense which is a nutritionally-enhanced corn that contains a stacked set of output traits that enhance animal feed performance he says they’ve got …

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Expo Exhibiting

Cindy Zimmerman

There are over 700 exhibitors at World Dairy Expo showing their wares to more than 60,000 visitors from some 80 countries. One exhibitor I interviewed for our “Milking Parlor” podcast from World Dairy Expo is Bruce Hageman, global director of marketing for Diamond V. “Diamond V is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and we manufacture an all natural yeast-based product …

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Preserving High Quality Silage

Cindy Zimmerman

Do all forage additives improve the nutrient quality of silage? Bill Rutherford, research coordinator, Pioneer Forage Additive Group, answers that question and explains the process of preserving high quality silage. He highlights how forage additives can rapidly lowering ph levels and impact nutrients in a positive manor. Bill offers suggestions on how producers can ensure they are buying a quality …

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