No News But Some Country Music

Chuck Zimmerman

Michael PetersonI’m sorry I haven’t posted since last week. I really thought I’d find some dairy news at Commodity Classic but in all the busy-ness that didn’t happen. However, since we’re running a video iPod contest for New Holland I thought I’d share this with you.


Perennial Lactation – Keeping Cows In Milk Longer

Andy Vance

Dr. David Zartman, The Ohio State UniversityThe typical dairy cycle is for a producing cow to enter a dry period from between 45 and 60 days prior to calving. That cycle, however, may not be the most profitable production practice available. Dr. David Zartman, Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University’s Department of Animal Sciences recently released an article examining the concept of perennial lactation – a lactation lasting over two full years, and in several cases, three and four years without a dry period. I spoke with Dr. Zartman on the subject, and you can listen to his comments here: Audio David Zartman Interview (8:54 mp3 file)

Audio, Dairy Business, Milk, Production, University

The New CBB Chairman

Chuck Zimmerman

New CBB Chairman Jay O'BrienThis will be my last post from the Cattle Industry Convention. To sort of bring it full circle I interviewed the new Chairman of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, Jay O’Brien, from Amarillo, TX. The gavel was passed to him this morning. Jay speaks about the new long range plan for the beef industry which was passed here this morning. I’m sure that it will have an impact on dairy producers as it is interpreted and implemented.

Audio, Industry News