2013 U.S. Diary Sustainability Report Released

Joanna Schroeder

The 2013 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Report has been released by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. The report outlines the Center’s progress to measure, communicate and improve the social, environmental and economic performance of the diary industry. A key element of this has been the role the Center has played in aiding the diary industry in improving its sustainability programs …

Dairy, Dairy Checkoff, dairy farming, environment, sustainability

GEA Farm Technologies' Contour™ Mattress System

Jamie Johansen

GEA Farm Technologies is very excited to bring dairy producers a better way of thinking about cow bedding. The new, patent pending Contour™ Mattress System is a premium air mattress system for the ultimate in cow comfort and support. This unique bedding choice provides an alternative to deep-bedded sand or solids. Plus, the Contour improves top dress material retention compared …

Agribusiness, Cattle, Dairy, Milking Parlor, Technology

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