Milking Parlor: Communicating the Good News of Dairy

John Davis

Dairy farmers are looking for more ways to get their story out to the public … and some of that is starting with school kids. The dairy industry has a good story to tell … one of hard-working farmers and their families, who are producing quality, nutritious products that build strong bodies and strong minds. In this episode of the …

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Milking Parlor: Dairy Expo Focuses on Improving Profits

John Davis

It was a much more upbeat mood than in the past few years in Madison, Wisconsin earlier this month for World Dairy Expo, the dairy industry’s premier event. More than 65,000 people attended this year’s event, including 2,468 from 87 countries outside of the U.S. The good turnout and the increased optimism was music to the ears of the 770 …

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Milking Parlor: World Dairy Expo Preview

John Davis

World Dairy Expo is just around the corner, taking place at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin, Sept 28th – Oct. 2nd. Lisa Behnke is the marketing Manager for the expo, celebrating its 44th anniversary this year. She promises the event will be bigger and better than ever. “We have a tremendous dairy trade show, the world’s largest. We …

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Milking Parlor: New Dairy Research Institute Unveiled

John Davis

As we told you in the previous post, the dairy industry gets a new tool to help it better research and market its products. Dairy Management Incorporated and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy have announced the formation of the Dairy Research Institute, a non-profit group designed to strengthen the dairy industry’s access to and investment in the technical research …

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Podcast on Dairy Science Meeting and Novus

Cindy Zimmerman

2010 JAM, the joint meeting of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA), Poultry Science Association (PSA), Asociación Mexicana de Producción Animal (AMPA), Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS), American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), and ASAS Western Section (WSASAS) was held earlier this month in Denver, Colorado. This month’s “Milking Parlor” podcast features Gary Winter with Novus International talking about …

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Milking Parlor: USDA & DOJ Work on Price Concerns

John Davis

The Milking Parlor podcast is sponsored by: No new news to dairy producers across the country: the industry is being hit hard by historically low prices. In this edition of the Milking Parlor, we listen in to part of the news conference Secretary of Ag Tom Vilsack and Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney held during a recent joint USDA-Department of …

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Milking Parlor: NCBA Leaders Address Governance Changes Concerns

John Davis

The Milking Parlor podcast is sponsored by: There have been some concerns raised about proposed changes to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association governance, not the least of those concerns raised by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. He wants to make sure the NCBA changes don’t affect the independence of the Federation of State Beef Councils, they keep separate …

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Milking Parlor: Meet Big Al Your Beverage Pal

John Davis

The Milking Parlor podcast is sponsored by: He’s best known as “Big Al, your beverage pal,” but Alex Conti, Senior Director, U-S Menu Management for McDonald’s has been more than just a friend for the dairy industry … his innovations to expand the amount of dairy the food giant uses has made him a major benefactor for dairy farmers throughout …

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Milking Parlor: Domino's Builds Demand for Cheese

John Davis

The Milking Parlor podcast is sponsored by: They’ve recently begun running a campaign that talks about how bad their pizza used to be. But now Domino’s Pizza is starting to see some payoff to its self-deprecating ads … which is also paying off for the dairy industry. In this edition of the Milking Parlor, we hear from the man behind …

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Milking Parlor: Chair of FB's YF&R Sings Praises of Poo

John Davis

The Milking Parlor podcast is sponsored by: He’s the man behind the YouTube hit, “Water and Poo,” and now he’s also the new chairman of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee. In this episode of the Milking Parlor, we meet Will Gilmer, a third-generation dairy farmer from Alabama, whose operation milks about 230 holsteins. And when …

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