DHA-enriched Pork, Milk & Eggs Hit Canadian Market

Jamie Johansen

Algae nutritional products from Alltech are now registered with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for use in the diets of pigs, dairy cows and laying hens. Canadian dairy, swine and layer producers will be able to market their DHA-enriched products as value-added functional foods, meeting consumer demand for nutrient-rich foods and beverages. “Consumers are becoming increasingly nutrition-focused, seeking out …

Agribusiness, Algae, Alltech, Dairy, Eggs, Feed, Food, Milk, Nutrition, Pork

November Dairy Market Report

Jamie Johansen

Checkout the November issue of the National Milk Producers Federation and Dairy Management Inc.’s Dairy Market Report. Four straight months of rising milk prices and three straight months of falling feed costs have brought some financial relief to U.S. dairy producers from the tough conditions of early last summer. The average all-milk price moved from $14.50 per hundredweight last May …

Ag Group, Dairy, Dairy Management Inc., Export, Milk, National Milk

October Dairy Market Report

Jamie Johansen

The October issue of the National Milk Producers Federation and Dairy Management Inc. Dairy Market Report shows milk prices continued a generally solid recovery from their late-spring low through August, but subsequent changes in Class III and Class IV prices and increased milk production suggest milk prices may have reached a ceiling for the time being. Milk prices continued a …

Ag Group, Dairy, Dairy Group, Markets, Milk, National Milk

Mueller Focused on Solutions at WDE

Lizzy Schultz

The Mueller Milk Cooler is a household name in the dairy industry, and the company has been a long standing leader in the manufacturing of stainless steel equipment for dairy producers. The Mueller Dairy Farm Equipment team made a welcoming presence at World Dairy Expo to talk with producers about the newest solutions available to farmers, and Jordan Blunt, Regional …

Agribusiness, Audio, Dairy, Equipment, Milk, World Dairy Expo

NFU Thanks Lawmaker Support for Direct Dairy Assistance

Jamie Johansen

National Farmers Union (NFU) praise several lawmakers for their support of critically needed assistance for the nation’s dairy sector. Two letters, championed by Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), were sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Shaun Donovan and Senate Appropriations Committee leadership, respectively, requesting direct financial aid to farmers and broader authority for …

Ag Group, Dairy, Markets, Milk, NFU

Dairy Checkoff, McDonalds Serve Lattes to NYC Commuters

Lizzy Schultz

In honor of National Coffee Day, New York dairy farmer Kendra Lamb teamed up with dairy checkoff partner McDonald’s in New York City to offer free lattes to New York City commuters and start several meaningful conversations about the milk used to make it. The campaign was part of McDonald’s “food journey” to build awareness of the company’s commitment to …

Ag Group, consumer, Dairy, Dairy Checkoff, Dairy Management Inc., Milk

Fairlife and The Onion Develop Media Campaign

Lizzy Schultz

The dairy brand fairlife, LLC is partnering with Onion Labs, the creative services division of The Onion, on a new digital media campaign this football season starring coaching legend Jim Harbaugh. The 6-part video campaign, “Harbaugh Highlights,” will feature a series of digital videos that highlight Harbaugh’s sense of humor and his undying enthusiasm for milk. “Since I was in …

Ag Group, Communications, Company Announcement, Dairy, Milk

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 …

Ag Group, calf, Company Announcement, Land O'Lakes, Milk

NMPF Also Asks USDA to Aid to Dairy Farmers

Jamie Johansen

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) has also sent a letter to the USDA to provide a measure of relief by purchasing at least $100 million worth of cheese products for donation to the needy – a measure that would help both farmers, and food insecure Americans who patronize food banks. In a letter sent Friday to Agriculture Secretary Tom …

Ag Group, Dairy, Milk, National Milk, usda

USDA Safety Net Assistance for Milk Producers

Jamie Johansen

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced approximately $11.2 million in financial assistance to American dairy producers enrolled in the 2016 Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy). The payment rate for May/June 2016 will be the largest since the program began in 2014. The narrowing margin between milk prices and the cost of feed triggered the payments, as provided for by the …

Ag Group, Cattle, Dairy, Markets, Milk, National Milk, usda