NMPF Online Calculator for Farmers

Jamie Johansen

The National Milk Producers Federation launched an online, downloadable calculator to help farmers select coverage levels under the new federal dairy safety net, known as the Margin Protection Program for dairy (MPP). The calculator allows farmers to enter their own milk production and commodity price data to gauge the new program’s likely impact on their operations. It complements a similar …

Ag Group, Dairy, Milk, National Milk

Dinner Discussion Turns to Crop Quality at Alltech Conference

John Davis

One of the highlights of the annual conferences Alltech puts on is the dinner discussions portion of the program. At the most recent Alltech Global Dairy & Beef Conference in Deauville, France, Chuck caught up with Robert Walker, Alltech’s Crop Science Division, who led a discussion dinner on crop yields and quality of crop yields. “We’re driving crop yields, but …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Alltech Global Dairy/Beef, Audio, Beef, corn, Dairy

Alltech's Formula for Success: E=P+S

John Davis

All livestock producers are looking for that formula for success. Our friends at Alltech believe that success is most likely attained when farmers and ranchers apply good environmental practices that boost their economical gains. At the recent Alltech Global Dairy & Beef Conference in Deauville, France, Chuck talked with Kevin Tuck, Managing Director of Alltech Technology Center, Ireland about Alltech’s …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Alltech Global Dairy/Beef, Audio, Beef, Dairy

Alltech: Big Data to Revolutionize Livestock Production

John Davis

We’ve heard a lot about “Big Data” and how it is helping row crop farmers get more out of every acre of land. But at the Alltech Global Dairy & Beef Conference in Deauville, France, they’re talking about how it is now changing how the livestock sector contributes to the food chain. “We’re starting to collect large amounts of data,” …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Alltech Global Dairy/Beef, Audio, Beef, Dairy

Cheese & Whole Milk Powder Export Sales Assistance

Jamie Johansen

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 9 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Michigan Milk Producers Association, Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold) and Tillamook County Creamery Association to sell 2.26 million pounds (1,025 metric tons) of Cheddar, Gouda, Monterey Jack cheese and 617,294 pounds (280 metric tons) of whole milk powder to customers in Asia, the Middle East, …

Ag Group, Cheese, cooperatives, cwt, Dairy, Milk

New Holland Pavilion Progress Update

Jamie Johansen

We have the latest building project photographs from the New Holland Pavilions at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI. The countdown for this year’s Expo is getting close and the anticipation for the new state-of-the-art facility grows. At the beginning of August, the milking parlor started to take shape. Two bulk tanks arrived, each holding 2,000 gallons. The masonry …

Ag Group, Dairy, New Holland, World Dairy Expo

Ready for Alltech Global Dairy & Beef

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello from Paris AgWired fans. I just arrived and am waiting on a shuttle to the Alltech Global Dairy & Beef in Deauville, France. This year’s event kicks off with a reception this evening (after I have a nap!). In addition to attending this event I will also be spending a day at the 2014 Normandy Alltech FEI World Equestrian …

Alltech, Alltech Global Dairy/Beef, Animal Health, Beef, Dairy

World Dairy Expo Entries Due Now

Jamie Johansen

Dairy cattle exhibitors are encouraged to submit their entries now for World Dairy Expo. The initial deadline, to avoid late fees, is Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 by midnight (CDT). Paper entries must be postmarked by that date to avoid late fees. Exhibitors are encouraged to submit entries on the user-friendly Expo online entry system. The Premium Book is available online …

Ag Group, Dairy, World Dairy Expo

Free BQA Certification for Beef and Dairy Producers

Jamie Johansen

For the third time, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) is supporting the checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program by sponsoring all online certifications this fall for producers who enroll from September 1-October 31. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. will pick up the $25-$50 certification fee for beef or dairy producers who are interested in becoming certified or recertified during this period. …

Agribusiness, Beef, Boehringer Ingelheim, BQA, Dairy, Education