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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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 …

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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 …

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IMPA Conference Celebrates 90 Years

Lizzy Schultz

The Idaho Milk Processors Association (IMPA) Annual Conference, set to be held August 11-12 in Sun Valley, will celebrate its 90th anniversary this year. The annual gathering will feature keynote speakers Tom Suber, president of the U.S. Dairy Export Council, and Greg “Dr. Dairy” Miller, the National Dairy Council’s chief science officer. A panel discussion will also be held among …

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Seasonal Effects on Milk Components

Lizzy Schultz

As summer swings into full force, you may be seeing a decline in milk fat and protein concentrations. These components tend to peak in the winter months and fall to their lowest point around July and August. Jon Pretz, Dairy Nutritionist, and Dr. Sarah Schuling, Dairy R & D Nutritionist with Hubbard Feeds, have offered some insight into the decline, …

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June Dairy Market Report

Lizzy Schultz

This month’s Dairy Market Report from Dairy Management Inc. and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) shows that U.S. milk production was 1.2 percent higher in April than a year earlier.This interrupts the pattern of the three previous months, which had suggested the nation’s milk supply was experiencing a rapid growth spurt. Domestic commercial use of milk solids grew faster …

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Conewango Introduces the Evolution X1 Milking Liner

Lizzy Schultz

The Evolution X1 Milking Liner has officially been released by Conewango. The liner was designed to help dairy producers increase milking speed without increasing vacuum levels. “Evolution X1 combines the best features of our gentle, low-vacuum Evolution X with high milking-speed design,” said Conewango General Manager Jeff Perkins. “It’s also the ideal solution for dairy producers who want a higher-capacity, …

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GEA Rotary Parlors with AutoRotor™ PerFormer CX360

Jamie Johansen

The GEA AutoRotor™ PerFormer CX360 has taken rotary parlors to the next level with its new design, increased labor efficiency and improved cow comfort while also including a five-year warranty on the platform and rollers. “For more than two decades, rotary parlors have revolutionized dairy production around the world and now the AutoRotor™ PerFormer CX360 advances them to a whole …

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This Month's Dairy Market Report

Lizzy Schultz

This month’s Dairy Market Report from the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) shows that increased production per cow and expectations for additional milk production growth has dampened the outlook for milk prices for the remainder of 2016. The report also finds that rising inventories have placed pressure on pot market prices for Cheddar cheese. The pressure will soon be reflected …

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Dairy Groups Applaud School Milk Support

Lizzy Schultz

Dairy leaders are applauding the House Education and Workforce Committee for their decision to include key dairy provisions in the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016, an amendment approved today by the committee. The bipartisan amendment by Congressmen G.T. Thompson (R-PA) and Joe Courtney (D-CT) is specifically targeted at addressing declining school milk consumption, and the document was …

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