PETA Video Called Out By Real Dairy Farmer

Chuck Zimmerman

The world’s beloved AgShill Heiress Dairy Farmer Carrie Chestnut Mess, aka Dairy Carrie, is once again showing her brilliance as she has just pretty well slam dunked PETA and their latest dairy cow (bull) manure video release. As of now her revealing story has been visited over a quarter million times. With your help in spreading the word how about …

Animal Activists, Animal Welfare, Dairy

1.9 Million lbs of Cheese & Whole Milk Powder Export Sales

Jamie Johansen

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 5 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Michigan Milk Producers Association, and Tillamook County Creamery Association to sell 277,782 pounds (126 metric tons) of Cheddar cheese and 1.587 million pounds (720 metric tons) of whole milk powder to customers in Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and South America. The product …

Cheese, cwt, Dairy, DFA, Milk, Uncategorized

GEA Farm Technologies New Distributer of Lauren AgriSystems

Jamie Johansen

GEA Farm Technologies is very pleased to announce a strategic alliance with Lauren AgriSystems, Ltd. to become the exclusive global distributor of the patented Tri-Circle® milking liners, premium DairyGrade™silicone milk hose, and other supporting products Lauren designs, develops and manufactures, beginning September 1, 2014. “This partnership truly allows both companies to operate independently within their core strengths,” explains Vern Foster, …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Dairy, Equipment, Video

NMPF Wants Dairy Ingredients Problem Fixed

Jamie Johansen

The National Milk Producers Federation wants the Food and Drug Administration to fix a problem in the planned definition of added sugars on food labels, saying it appears to include dairy products used as food ingredients, even though the lactose – or “milk sugar” – in those products occurs naturally. Commenting August 1st on the FDA’s proposed changes to the …

Ag Group, Dairy, National Milk

Biogas Opportunities Roadmap for Dairy Farms

Jamie Johansen

The White House on Friday released a Biogas Opportunities Roadmap highlighting the economic and environmental benefits and potential for biogas systems in the U.S. According to the Roadmap, biogas systems offer a wide range of potential revenue streams, growing jobs and boosting economic development for communities, businesses and dairy farms. The systems work by recycling organic material — including cow …

Ag Group, Biogas, Dairy, energy, usda

Utilize Second Crop to Meet Your Nutrient Needs

Jamie Johansen

John Klein, Corn Replacement Feed & Forage Products Business Manager for ADM had a chance to visit with Chuck the other day about one of the products they offer called ADM Second Crop. The title was given to a process they created for treating crop residue. “It got the title Second Crop because after harvesting your grain you come in …

ADM, Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Forage, Nutrition

Deadline for World Forage Analysis Superbowl Approaches

Jamie Johansen

The entry deadlines this year’s World Forage Analysis Superbowl is quickly approaching. The entry deadline for the standard and brown midrib corn silage is Thursday, August 14. The deadline for all other forage samples including dairy hay, haylage, bagelage, commercial hay and grass hay is Thursday, September 4. The official entry form and contest rules can be found at …

Ag Group, Dairy, Forage, World Dairy Expo

Zoetis Brings On-Farm Diagnostic Tests to Dairies in China

Jamie Johansen

Zoetis Inc. announced the introduction of on-farm cattle health screening tests for the dairy industry in China. These tests will enable China’s dairy farmers and veterinarians to rapidly screen cattle on the farm for sub-clinical mastitis and ketosis, two of the leading causes of lost production and poor milk quality in China. Test results will be available within five minutes, …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Dairy, dairy farming, International

PDMP's Second Annual Summer Summit

Talia Goes

The Professional Dairy Managers of PA (PDMP) is hosting it’s second ‘Summer Summit’ on August 7, 2014; this time at Yippee Farms in Mt Joy in Lancaster County. Yippee Farms, operated by Arlin Benner and his family, is an ideal dairy to demonstrate how innovation and creativity can make up for facility constraints. “It never ceases to amaze me what …

Agribusiness, Dairy

Farmer, Mother & Blogger Talks Biotech at House Hearing

Jamie Johansen

Farmers need to do a better job at connecting with the public when talking about the benefits that biotechnology brings to producers, consumers and the environment, said Joanna Lidback, a dairy farmer from northeast Vermont. Lidback, who also keeps a blog documenting her family’s life on the farm, testified during a hearing of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, …

Ag Group, Biotech, cooperatives, Dairy, Government, National Milk