1st North American DairyProQ Breaks Ground

Jamie Johansen

GEA Farm Technologies is proud to announce that ground has been broken on the first North American installation of DairyProQ, a revolutionary milking system allowing farms to install individual, fully automatic, robotic milking stall modules on a rotary parlor. The installation of the 72-stall DairyProQ rotary parlor is occurring at Mlsna East Town Dairy, Cashton, Wis., where the groundbreaking was …

Agribusiness, Cattle, Dairy, Milk, Milking Parlor

Organic & Conventional Dairies Show Few Differences

Jamie Johansen

Cows raised on organic and conventional dairy farms in three regions of the United States show no significant differences in health or in the nutritional content of their milk, according to a new study by Oregon State University researchers and their collaborators. Many organic and conventional dairies in the study also did not meet standards set by three commonly used …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Dairy, Organic

Udder Tech, Inc. Launches Green Vet Gear, Milk Testing Aprons

Jamie Johansen

Udder Tech, Inc. announces that their popular veterinarian items are now offered in the color green and new milk testing aprons are now available. “We are excited to offer our vet gear in the new green color,” said Cheryl Mohn, president of Udder Tech, Inc. “We have been expanding our product color choices through the years, most recently offering select …

Agribusiness, Dairy, Technology

CWT Assists with 2 Million lbs of Cheese Export Sales

Jamie Johansen

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 6 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America and Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold) to sell 1.964 million pounds (891 metric tons) of Cheddar and Gouda cheese, to customers in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The product will be delivered August 2014 through January 2015. Year-to-date, CWT has assisted member cooperatives in …

Ag Group, Cheese, cooperatives, cwt, Dairy

Dairy Business Association Announces New Team Member

Jamie Johansen

The Wisconsin Dairy Business Association (DBA) has named Timothy J. Trotter as its new Executive Director of Business Affairs. Trotter, who most recently served as manager of strategic planning for DuPage County, IL, brings more than 23 years of agriculture and leadership experience to the role. He will assume the post September 1st. “Tim is an ideal fit for our …

Ag Group, Company Announcement, Dairy, Dairy Business

Land O'Lakes Bovine IgG Colostrum Replacement Reformulated

Jamie Johansen

Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products announces improvements to its LAND O LAKES® Bovine IgG Colostrum Replacement; now featuring instant mix formulation. “With this formulation update, now LAND O LAKES® Bovine IgG Colostrum Replacement can be mixed in approximately 15 seconds and is ready to feed to newborn calves,” says Dr. Tom Earleywine, director of nutritional services, Land O’Lakes Animal Milk …

Agribusiness, Dairy, Milk, Nutrition

Udder Tech, Inc. Celebrates 20th Year at World Dairy Expo

Jamie Johansen

Udder Tech, Inc. first went to World Dairy Expo in 1994 to debut their first product, the Towel Tote. It conveniently keeps both paper towels and teat dip cups within reach when milking cows. Cheryl Mohn, President of Udder Tech and previous dairy farmer, saw a need for a more efficient way to get things done in the barn, and …

Agribusiness, Dairy, Equipment, World Dairy Expo

New Zealand Dairy Industry Continued Growth

Jamie Johansen

New Zealand’s global dairy dominance will continue through greater economic engagement with Asia-Pacific states, rather than with competing markets in Europe and America, according to a new paper issued by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). In CIGI Paper No. 37, The Role of International Trade in the Rise of the New Zealand Dairy Industry from its Beginnings to …

Agribusiness, Dairy, International

NMPF Adds to Regulatory Affairs Department

Jamie Johansen

Clay A. Detlefsen, an attorney and long-time industry specialist in dairy regulation and policy issues, will join the National Milk Producers Federation as senior vice president for regulatory and environmental affairs, the organization announced today. Detlefsen, who worked for the International Dairy Foods Association for a quarter-century, will also focus on legal issues as NMPF’s staff counsel after he starts …

Ag Group, Company Announcement, Dairy, National Milk

MU Meetings to Explain Dairy Margin Protection Program

Jamie Johansen

Dairy producers must make a decision on a new risk management program offered under the 2014 Farm Bill. Registration for the USDA Margin Protection Program (MPP) will probably start in September, says Joe Horner, a dairy economist at the University of Missouri. In the past when milk prices dropped below a set level, Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) support kicked …

Ag Group, Dairy, dairy farming, Milk