Dairy and Beef Producers Meeting Jointly

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s Cattle Industry Summer Conference time once again. I’m helping out the Cattlemen’s Beef Board with their Beef Board Meeting.com as I have for several years now. The current Vice Chairman of the CBB is Lucinda Williams. Lucinda is married to a 12th-generation dairy producer and farmer in Hatfield, Mass., on her 220-acre family owned farm, which dates back to …

Animal Health, Audio, Beef Checkoff

Dairy and Beef Industries Team Up

News Editor

The 2008 Cattle Industry Summer Conference will host a Beef-Dairy Animal Care and Quality Assurance Symposium for the second year in the row. Pre-registration is now open for the July 16th symposium, held at the Sheraton Denver Hotel (formerly the Adam’s Mark) in downtown Denver. Pre-registration is open through June 25. The Summer Conference will be held July 15-19 and …

Beef Checkoff, Dairy Checkoff, Industry News

Dairy Producer Vice Chairs Beef Board

Cindy Zimmerman

The Cattlemen’s Beef Board unanimously elected dairywoman Lucinda Williams to serve as vice chairman of the Board for 2008. Williams is a 12th-generation dairy producer and farmer from Hatfield, Mass., who was appointed to the Beef Board by the Secretary of Agriculture in 2004. Find out more about Lucinda by listening to this “Milking Parlor” podcast: [audio:http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?http://zimmcomm.biz/wdd/milking-parlor-29.mp3] To subscribe to …

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Just a Reminder

News Editor

This story isn’t just for dairy producers in Wisconsin, it’s a good reminder for all dairy producers across the country. Don’t forget that you also play a role in the beef industry too. Brownfield’s Bob Meyer spoke with Nancy Thomas of the Wisconsin Beef Council during the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin Meeting in Madison. Thomas says the dairy industry …

Beef Checkoff, Industry News

Beefscapes Make Mouths Water

News Editor

The Beef Checkoff Program has launched a revamped advertising campaign called “Powerful Beefscapes” which will include a new spokesperson – actor and 2005’s “Sexiest Man Alive” Matthew McConaughey! The goal is to reinforce people’s passion for our product, while emphasizing beef’s healthiness.This effort is called Powerful Beefscapes. “Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner” tagline, begun in 1992, is still incorporated in …

Beef Checkoff, General, Industry News

Dairy Beef Is Consistent and Grades Higher

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the speakers at the Dairy Producers Forum at the Cattle Industry Convention was Bridget Baird. She’s the Associate Director, Product Enhancement, in NCBA’s Research and Knowledge Management group. Her responsibilities include project management and research dissemination. I spoke to her just prior to her presentation and she says she would focus on the work that her group has …

Audio, Beef Checkoff

Beef and Dairy Getting Along

Chuck Zimmerman

Once again I’m attending the Cattle Industry Convention which is taking place in Reno, NV and reporting on it for the Beef Board on their Beef Board Meeting.com website. One of the people I spoke with on the CBB Administration Subcommittee is Jerry King from Missouri. He’s pictured on the left during this evening’s meeting. By the way, if you …

Audio, Beef Checkoff

Dairy Producers are in the Beef Business Too

Chuck Zimmerman

We may be at a dairy show but there’s been plenty of opportunities to eat some good beef. In fact, the Cattlemen’s Beef Board is here and I spoke with their CEO, Tom Ramey. Tom points out that dairy cows make up 22% of the beef supply and that’s significant. He says that half of our beef is being marketed …

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Using New Media to Cover WDX

Chuck Zimmerman

We will be bringing you daily coverage of World Dairy Expo this week here on World Dairy Diary thanks to a sponsorship package put together by Charleston-Orwig of Hartland, Wisconsin. CEO Lyle Orwig says they are a marketing and communications agency that has been serving agriculture since 1992. “We work nationally and internationally with clients who market products to producers …

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