Land O’Lakes, Inc. Dairy Accelerator Program

Jamie Johansen

Land O’Lakes, Inc. has launched its Land O’Lakes Dairy Accelerator, a program that will provide support and mentorship to food entrepreneurs who want to grow and drive innovation in the dairy products space. “Land O’Lakes, Inc. was founded on innovation by the original entrepreneurs—farmers,” said Raquel Melo, vice president of Innovation and New Business Development at Land O’Lakes, Inc. “By …

Agribusiness, Dairy, Land O'Lakes

Meet New Executive VP of Land O’Lakes Dairy Foods

Jamie Johansen

Land O’Lakes, Inc. has named Chris Roberts as the organizations Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Dairy Foods, effective Feb. 6, 2017. The move marks the re-unification of all Land O’Lakes Dairy businesses under one executive for the company. “We’re excited to welcome Chris Roberts to Land O’Lakes,” said Beth Ford, group executive vice president and chief operating officer …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Dairy, Food, Land O'Lakes

Land O’Lakes to Purchase Animal Feed Business

Jamie Johansen

Land O’Lakes, Inc. has signed a letter of intent to acquire Southern States Cooperative, Inc.’s animal feed business. This follows the announcement earlier this year that Southern States had entered into a supply agreement with Land O’Lakes, Inc. through its WinField United crop inputs and insights unit. “This is an excellent opportunity to expand our relationship with Southern States and …

Agribusiness, Feed, Land O'Lakes, Nutrition

Land O’Lakes Certifies Automatic Calf Feeder Experts

Lizzy Schultz

Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products Co., has invested in automatic calf feeding certification and training programs for its sales and service personnel. The programs will equip Lake O’ Lakes representatives with the latest information and skills to advise clients using automatic calf feeders. “As more dairies embrace automatic calf feeders, our staff will be prepared to assist them in developing …

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Land O’Lakes Completes Acquisition of Ceres

Jamie Johansen

Land O’Lakes has now completed its acquisition of Ceres, Inc. and will make the company a part of the Forage Genetics International business unit. The addition will add new plant breeding and biotechnology to the Land O’Lakes R&D pipeline, bringing new traits to market faster. It also brings the company into a position to provide holistic forage to customers. FGI has significant …

Agribusiness, Forage, Land O'Lakes

Purina Launches Amplicalf Program

Lizzy Schultz

Purina Animal Nutrition has introduced the AMPLI-CALF® Program: a feeding program for calves proven by an eight year research study to increase first lactation milk production performance by as much as 2,740 pounds. The research, conducted at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center from April 2007 to October 2014, obtained data from 162,577 lactation observations and studied 650 animals. The data …

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Cornell Compares Milk Replacer vs. Ewe's Milk

Kelly Marshall

New research from Cornell University might provide you with some insight for next year’s lambing season.  A study done by Ann DiPastina in conjunction with Dr. Debbie Cherney may help producers decide if milk replacer or ewe’s milk is the best decision. The study tackled two questions.  Does the composition of ewe’s milk change through lactation? And, are the growth …

Agribusiness, Land O'Lakes, Nutrition, Research, Sheep

Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products Research Facility

Jamie Johansen

Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products recently completed construction on a state-of-the art research facility outside St. Louis, Mo. “This facility will provide us new opportunities to evaluate calf feeding methods such as three times-a-day feeding and 4 quart bottles, in addition to levels of nutrition and milk replacer technologies,” says Kevin Hoepker, general manager with Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products. …

Agribusiness, Calves, Dairy, Land O'Lakes, Nutrition

Land O'Lakes Member Farm Gets Sustainability Award

Jamie Johansen

Dorrich Dairy in Glenwood, MN, has been recognized with a 2015 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award for Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability. Part of the Land O’Lakes, Inc. farmer-owned cooperative, the Vold family’s 400-cow dairy was selected for its holistic environmental approach. The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy® program recognizes outstanding dairy farms, businesses and partnerships for practices large and small that …

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Land O’Lakes Offers Protein Blend Calf Milk Replacer

John Davis

Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products has come out with a calf milk replacer it says will save producers money and help calves grow to be their best. The company has introduced the Cow’s Match® ColdFront® Protein Blend calf milk replacer. “The new protein blend formula offers a more economical way for producers to feed calves to their full potential, while …

Agribusiness, calf, Calves, Cattle, Feed, Land O'Lakes, Nutrition