Dairy Groups Praise Move to Increase Market Access to Canada

John Davis

Dairy groups are pleased with U.S. House members’ efforts to get better access to markets in Canada. The National Milk Producers Federation, the U.S. Dairy Export Council and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) commended a bipartisan and regionally diverse group of House members for urging Canada to allow more imports of U.S. dairy products as an outcome of the …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Dairy, Dairy Business, Dairy Group

Canadian Company Expands Cheesemaking in Wisconsin

John Davis

A Canada-based company will expand its cheesemaking operation in Wisconsin. This Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) news release says Agropur Inc. will invest more than $55 million in its Weyauwega, Wisconsin, facility to increase its Feta cheese production capacity, expected to be completed in 2016. “There is a lot of tradition, skill, and work ethic among our employees, and we …

Agribusiness, Cheese, Dairy, Dairy Business, Government, International

BVDV Eradication Discussed at Symposium

John Davis

Some of the top beef and dairy thought leaders recently discussed what has been described as one of the most “insidious, production-limiting diseases” facing producers: Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV). According to Life Technologies, a company producing innovative life science solutions to support scientists worldwide, more than 50 veterinarians, laboratory personnel, researchers and animal health company officials participated in the …

Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Dairy Business, dairy farming, Disease

New Members Elected to Nat’l Dairy Board

John Davis

More leadership positions have been announced at the dairy industry’s recent annual meeting of Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) and the United Dairy Industry Association (UDIA) in Grapevine, Texas. The following dairy farmers were named as officers to DMI: Chair – Paul Rovey, Glendale, Ariz. Vice Chair – Marilyn Hershey, Cochranville, Penn. Secretary …

Dairy, Dairy Board, Dairy Business, Dairy Checkoff, dairy farming, Dairy Group

Dairy Business Association Announces New Team Member

Jamie Johansen

The Wisconsin Dairy Business Association (DBA) has named Timothy J. Trotter as its new Executive Director of Business Affairs. Trotter, who most recently served as manager of strategic planning for DuPage County, IL, brings more than 23 years of agriculture and leadership experience to the role. He will assume the post September 1st. “Tim is an ideal fit for our …

Ag Group, Company Announcement, Dairy, Dairy Business

Dairylea Members Approve Merger with DFA

Talia Goes

During a special meeting in Syracuse, N.Y., members of Dairylea Cooperative Inc. approved the proposed merger with Dairy Farmers of America (DFA). The merger will become official on April 1, and combines Dairylea’s Northeast-based 1,200 members with DFA’s 13,000 nationwide dairy farmer members. The cooperatives have enjoyed a successful working relationship since DFA was formed in 1998. Working together, Dairylea …

Dairy Business, DFA

Dairy Maid Dairy Purchased

News Editor

Dairy Maid Dairy, Frederick, Md. has been purchased by Dairy Farmers of America (DFA). Dairy Maid has been owned and operated by the Vona family since 1946 and is currently led by brothers, Jimmy and Jody. The Vonas will continue to manage the day-to-day operations. “The acquisition of Dairy Maid Dairy aligns with DFA’s strategy to increase its commercial footprint …

Company Announcement, Dairy Business

United Dairy Introduces Eco Jug

News Editor

United Dairy, located in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, has converted to a new more environmentally-friendly container. The new ‘eco jug’ utilizes 25 percent less plastic per jug, down to 55 grams of plastic resin per jug compare to 65 grams. Ten grams per may not seem like much, but consider the Pa. plant alone processes roughly 50,000 gallons each day …

Dairy Business