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

Registration Open for 2014 Dairy Cattle Repro Council

Jamie Johansen

Register now for the 2014 Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. The meeting is slated for November 13 – 14 in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Hilton Salt Lake City. The must-attend event will feature two plenary sessions and several breakout session options, offering attendees many opportunities to learn more about practical dairy …

Ag Group, Dairy, Dairy Group, Events, Reproduction

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