WestfaliaSurge Now Part of GEA Farm Technologies

Chuck Zimmerman

The first news I found here at Expo came from our sponsor, GEA Farm Technologies. I know we’ve been promoting WestfaliaSurge but the company is re-launching their brand and this post and interviews will help explain it. Basically, WestfaliaSurge is now a part of the new GEA Farm Technologies. The CEO and President of GEA Farm Technologies is Vern Foster. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, GEA Farm Technologies, The Milking Parlor

Dairy Installs WasteSolver System

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TyraTech Inc., the pioneer of safer, effective natural pesticide products and automated manure management systems, announces that the Rancho Teresita Dairy has signed an agreement to purchase and install the TyraTech WasteSolver™. This will be one of the first systems to be installed in California. With ever-tightening environmental regulations, it is increasingly difficult for dairy producers to manage their cows’ …

Dairy Business, Equipment, Industry News, Waste Management

Idaho Dairy Goes Ruggedly Wireless in the Corral

Laura McNamara

The idea of gaining two extra hours in dairy farm management each day without working extra hours seems like a dream, right? What about cutting the time employees spend searching for animals… in half? Well, Scott Haag at Box Canyon Dairy in Wendell, Idaho says a set of MobileDemand rugged tablet PC’s makes those dairy farm dreams an everyday reality. …

Animal Health, Animal ID, Audio, Dairy Business, Equipment, Health, Video

Vermeer Names New Director

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Congrats to Joe Michaels who has been named the Forage Segment Director at Vermeer Corporation. Michaels, who previously served as the segment’s sales manager, is now responsible for overall operations and will report directly to corporate management. “Joe’s experience and understanding of the market will be invaluable to Vermeer as we continue to develop and market new and better solutions …

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Wastesolvert Debuts at WAE

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Dairy producers visiting the World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif. this year (February 12-14) will have the first look at many new, exciting products, including the new WasteSolverT created by TyraTech Inc. The WasteSolverT is a new automated manure management system designed to help large dairy farms produce more milk and profit in four key areas: Increasing cow comfort and …

Agribusiness, Equipment, Industry News, World Ag Expo

Iowa Co. First to Use PLA Bottle

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Naturally Iowa, Inc., a organic dairy processer in Iowa, has announced that they will be the first to manufacture polylactic acid (PLA) bottle preforms in the country. The Company has reserved a dedicated factory space in Waverly, Nebraska and has ordered the necessary molds for the manufacturing and production of PLA bottle preforms. Preforms are the second stage in the …

Agribusiness, Equipment, Industry News, Milk

Harvest Lab Measures Moisture at Harvest

Cindy Zimmerman

You only thought we were done with stuff from World Dairy Expo. I did an interview at expo with John Deere Hay and Forage Specialist Jim Buchs on how dairy producers can get added value for forage at harvest with Harvest Lab. “We put a unit on our forage harvester that can measure the moisture as its going through the …

Dairy Business, Equipment, Feed, The Milking Parlor, World Dairy Expo

Heating With Propane and No Water Tank

Chuck Zimmerman

This week I’m attending Propane Days going on here in Washington, DC. This annual event is put on by the National Propane Gas Association and sponsored by the Propane Education & Research Council. I ran into an interesting project that PERC is working on with a company called Rinnai. This is a company that makes gas fired appliances and one …

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2007 Hay Expo

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The annual Hay Expo will be held June 20-21, 2007 in northeast Iowa. The Expo offers alfalfa and forage producers the opportunity to get an inside view of new technology and ideas, and visit a host farm for an on-site tour. Admission is free, parking is $5. The host farm is Top Deck Holsteins, owned by Roger and Judy Decker …

Agribusiness, Equipment, Feed