Rabo Gives Outlook for Global Dairy Industry

Jamie Johansen

Rabobank has published a new report on the global dairy industry. As anticipated, global dairy prices softened considerably through Q2. According to Rabobank’s Dairy Quarterly Q2: Beyond the tipping point, prices fell as a result of improved milk production in export regions and the easing of forward purchasing by China. These mechanisms freed more product for other buyers and lowered …

Agribusiness, Cattle, Dairy, Finance, International

Land O’Lakes® Electrolyte System Reformulated

Jamie Johansen

Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products introduces a reformulated Land O’Lakes® Electrolyte System. “It is essential that oral electrolyte solutions contain an alkalinizing agent to address acidosis caused by the acid-base imbalance that occurs during scours. Products containing bicarbonate have been used effectively for this purpose for many years. Research demonstrates that electrolyte products containing acetate as the alkalinizing agent have …

Agribusiness, Calves, Cattle, Dairy, Nutrition

Manage the Challenge of Feeding in a Forage Deficit Area

Jamie Johansen

Forage availability difficulties have both dairy producers and nutritionists looking for options. Unlike in years past, higher grain diets may be the next best option economically these days, however feeding these diets can be challenging. “Feeding a higher grain diet isn’t new by any means,” says Dr. Margaret Winsryg, technical support specialist with Calibrate®Technologies, based in Idaho. “Approximately, 10 years …

Agribusiness, Cattle, Dairy, Nutrition

GEA Farm Technologies' Contour™ Mattress System

Jamie Johansen

GEA Farm Technologies is very excited to bring dairy producers a better way of thinking about cow bedding. The new, patent pending Contour™ Mattress System is a premium air mattress system for the ultimate in cow comfort and support. This unique bedding choice provides an alternative to deep-bedded sand or solids. Plus, the Contour improves top dress material retention compared …

Agribusiness, Cattle, Dairy, Milking Parlor, Technology

AgVet Associates Named U.S. Rep for CowSlips

Jamie Johansen

Giltspur Scientific, a privately owned Northern Ireland company specializing in innovative and cost-effective hoof-care solutions for the bovine and equine industries, selected AgVet Associates LLC to be its CowSlips® representative in the United States. Made from highly durable PVC, CowSlips are orthopedic shoes for treating lame cattle. Brian McCalmont, international sales manager at Giltspur Scientific, the manufacturer of CowSlips. “With …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Cattle