NPPC Elects New Officers

Lizzy Schultz

Last Saturday, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) elected several new officers and members to its board of directors at the National Pork Industry Forum, the annual business meeting for the NPPC Elected as president of the organization was John Weber, a pork producer from Dysart, Iowa. Weber is a graduate of Iowa State University, earning a degree in animal …

Alltech ONE Symposium Promises to Inspire

Lizzy Schultz

Last year, Alltech’s Rebelation symposium offered the industry an unprecedented opportunity for global collaboration by hosting programs, discussions, and information sessions with some of the worlds greatest innovators. This year’s symposium is called ONE, and it promises to be even more unforgettable. ONE is a forum, hosted by Alltech, for industry professionals to discuss world-changing ideas with other industry leaders …

US Hogs and Pigs Inventory Up By One Percent

Lizzy Schultz

The latest Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) states that there is an increase in the number of hogs and pigs in this country. As of December 1, there were 68.3 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms. The number is a 1 percent increase from December 2014, as …

Goodby Recounts Creation of got milk?

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It’s the 20th anniversary of the “got milk?” campaign. Jeff Goodby of Goodby, Silverstein & Partners talks about how the tagline was created. It is perhaps the most boring product imaginable. We have all tried it. Most of us already own some. There is very little to say about it. Milk is not new. It is not improved. It is …

Tipton Has Died

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E. Linwood “Tip” Tipton, the first president and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association, died on Saturday at the age of 78 after a yearlong illness. Tipton grew up on a Missouri dairy farm and earned a Bachelor of Science in agriculture and a Master of Science in economics from the University of Missouri. He started his dairy career …

Dairylea to Merge with DFA

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Dairylea Cooperative, Inc.’s Board of Directors has voted to merge with Dairy Farmers of America (DFA). DFA’s Board of Directors has endorsed the merger, which requires approval by Dairylea’s members, who will be asked to vote during a special meeting in February 2014. Dairylea’s farmer Board of Directors spent the past three years in a comprehensive examination of how to …

Nestlé USA Named Largest Processor

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The Dairy Foods’ 20th annual Dairy 100 list comprises the largest processors of dairy foods and beverages based in the United States and Canada. The 2013 list names Nestlé USA as North America’s largest dairy processor, bumping off Dean Foods Co. which held the spot for at least half of the 20 years that Dairy Foods has been compiling the …

4 Reasons to Appreciate Cows

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In celebration of Cow Appreciation Day, here’s a look at four reasons all Americans should be utterly grateful for dairy cows: 1. One dairy cow in the U.S. produces on average 144 8-ounce glasses of milk every day. That’s enough to provide the recommended three daily servings of dairy to 48 people! 2. Dairy cows are a specific type of …

Tour Pa. Farm

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The Center for Dairy Excellence will host its second “Open House and Dairy Tour” at Meadow Spring Farm LLC in Lititz, Pa. on Tuesday, July 16, from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Owned in partnership by Tom and Sue Bollinger, their son Andy, and his wife Andrea, Meadow Spring Farm consists of 360 Holstein milking cows and 330 replacement heifers. …

India Company to Make Butter and Cheese in N.Y.

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A dairy products manufacturer based in Gujarat, in western India, has announced that it will begin producing Indian cheese (paneer) and butter (ghee) at an existing New York state plant owned by New Jersey-based NRI Piyush Patel. The dairy company’s name is the Kaira District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Limited, better known as Amul Dairy. According to the Times of …