Growers Benefit from New Approach to Finding Silage Info

Jamie Johansen

Forage growers who are looking for online management information now have an intelligent alternative to a catchall Internet search. The Silage Zone a resource from is newly redesigned and organized based on forage growers’ seasonal activities of planting, growing, harvesting, storing and feeding. “This new approach displays decades of experience from forage experts in a more user-friendly, focused format,” …

Agribusiness, Alfalfa, Forage, Technology

DeLaval Showcases Automatic Milking Rotary in Action

Cindy Zimmerman

International journalists recently had the opportunity to see DeLaval’s first automatic milking rotary, the DeLaval AMR™, in action at a 400 head dairy operation in Sweden that has been testing the technology since last year. Karin and Stefan Löwenborg of Gamleby, Sweden say they can milk 390 of the dairy’s cows in a 24-stall rotary parlor and it has been …

Milk, Technology

Free Social Media Webinar Offered to Dairy Producers

News Editor

Are you active on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube as a way to stay connected with family and friends? Did you know that these websites can also be an effective way for dairy producers to become advocates for their industry? To learn more, sign-up for a free free 90-minute webinar on Thursday, April 15. Sponsored by Dairy Management Inc.™ (DMI), which …

Dairy Checkoff, Technology

Automatic Milking: How Effective Is It?

Amanda Nolz

Here is an interesting look at automatic milking and its effectiveness. Charolotte Johnston with TheCattleSite evaluates the benefits of automatic milkers through four different interviews with producers Tim Gibson, Doug Heintz, John Wolf and Max Warren. This is an interesting look at dairy technology and equipment. Titled, Automatic Milking: How Effective Is It? this article is an interesting read that …

Milk, Technology

Adminstration Officials to Visit Crave Brothers Dairy

Cindy Zimmerman

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, and Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle will tour Crave Brothers Farm and Dairy Operation in Waterloo, Wisconsin Friday to see bioenergy in action. Crave Brothers is an example of a successful modern dairy, using green energy sources to power the farm, cheese factory and 120 area homes. …

energy, Technology, usda

New Technologies Hold Promise For Dairy Farms

Chuck Zimmerman

The final panel discussion at the Global Dairy 500 Conference focused on future technologies in the dairy industry. Presenting were Matthew Smith, Alltech and Dr. Karl Dawson, Alltech. I spoke with Dr. Dawson immediately following his remarks. He says some of the technologies in methane recovery offer a new cost saving line for the farmer by producing bioenergy. Feed management …

Alltech, Alltech Global 500, Audio, Technology