Immune Health Key to Dairy Cattle Reproductive Function

Jamie Johansen

A well-functioning immune system has been shown to support multiple aspects of dairy cattle health and productivity. For example, research suggests that immune health is a major determinant of reproductive function in lactating cows, according to Peter Hansen, Ph.D., of the University of Florida Department of Animal Sciences. Dr. Hansen notes that a dairy cow’s natural immune function is suppressed …

Agribusiness, Dairy, Health, Prince Agri Products, Reproduction

Peeler To Receive National Jersey Award

Jamie Johansen

Davis Peeler, Starr, S.C., will receive one of seven Young Jersey Breeder Awards given by the American Jersey Cattle Association in ceremonies on June 27, 2014, during the association’s Annual Meetings in Alexandria, Virginia. The Young Jersey Breeder Award is presented to individuals or couples who are at least 28 years old and under the age of 40 on January …

Ag Group, award, Dairy, Jersey Association

ANIMART & Michigan Veterinary Supply Join Forces

Jamie Johansen

ANIMART, Inc. announces the completion of the acquisition process of Michigan Veterinary Supply (MVS) of Vermontville, MI, a leading animal health supplier to Michigan Dairies. MVS has served Michigan Dairy Producers for the last 40 years. Over this period of time they have developed long lasting relationships based on excellent service, dependability and a passion for producer’s success. Producers rely …

Agribusiness, Dairy, Veterinary

Young Breeder Panel on the Future of the Dairy Industry

Jamie Johansen

One of the highlights planned for the upcoming National Holstein Convention, June 24-28, 2014 in Dubuque, Iowa is a panel discussion with Holstein breeders, “The Future of the Dairy Industry from Young Holstein Breeders’ Perspectives.” This forum could serve as a catalyst for young people, and perhaps others of all ages, to get involved in the dairy industry. The panelists …

Ag Group, Dairy, Holstein Association

DBA Announces Leadership Expansion

Jamie Johansen

The Dairy Business Association (DBA) is a statewide organization that stands in the center of Wisconsin’s $26-billion-per year milk industry. Comprised of representatives from all aspects of the industry, DBA is focused on understanding, anticipating and influencing the policy landscape that will drive Wisconsin’s dairy-based economy. As one of the largest producers of milk and dairy products in the world, …

Ag Group, Dairy, Dairy Board

International Dairy Industry Invited to Experience WDE

Jamie Johansen

Producers and industry partners from across the globe are encouraged to make plans now to attend World Dairy Expo – “Designer Dairy” – September 30 – October 4 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis., USA. Focused on the newest research, products and services that are relevant to today’s dairy operations, Expo has become the industry’s “must attend” event. …

Ag Group, Dairy, World Dairy Expo

NMPF Praises EPA Decision on U.S. Waterways Regulation

Jamie Johansen

The National Milk Producers Federation today praised the Environmental Protection Agency for agreeing to allow more time to examine a controversial draft regulation expanding the waterways subject to pollution controls under the federal Clean Water Act. “Dairy farmers are committed to protecting U.S. waters both voluntarily and under the Clean Water Act,” said NMPF President and CEO Jim Mulhern, “but …

Ag Group, Dairy, Government, National Milk

CWT Aids in Export Assistance from DFA & Darigold

Jamie Johansen

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 12 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America and Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold) to sell 2.138 million pounds of Cheddar, Gouda and Monterey Jack cheese, 440,925 pounds of butter and 1.250 million pounds of whole milk powder to customers in Asia, South America and North Africa. The product will be delivered June …

Agribusiness, Cheese, cooperatives, cwt, Dairy, Milk

Say 'I Heart Dairy' Every Day

Jamie Johansen

Dairy Council of California invites families everywhere to say “I Heart Dairy” in June in honor of National Dairy Month. Scientific research confirms the multiple health benefits of milk, cheese and yogurt, making dairy foods essential for a healthy diet. “Three servings of milk and milk products a day—whether an 8-ounce glass of milk, a 1.5-ounce serving of cheese or …

Ag Group, Cheese, Dairy, june dairy month, Milk

Young Dairy Leaders Institute Invites Applicants

Jamie Johansen

The Young Dairy Leaders Institute (YDLI) is inviting applicants for its ninth class. A program of the Holstein Foundation, YDLI is a renowned, innovative leadership and communication skills development program that has graduated hundreds of young adults. Dairy producers working with all breeds of dairy cattle and allied dairy industry members, ages 22 to 45, are encouraged to apply. Applications …

Ag Group, Dairy, Events, Holstein Association