New Foundation Supports Youth

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The newly formed All-American Dairy Foundation will support youth exhibitors with educational and training opportunities. The first $500 grant is to secure the $1,000 United States savings bond won by the Grand Champion Holstein of the Premier National Junior Show. The All-American Dairy Show is set for Sept. 18 – 23 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center …

Education, Training

PDPW Managers Offers Academy Jan. 19

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The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW) announce the 2010 Managers Academy, Jan. 19-21, in Seattle, Wash. The conference is open to industry leaders and dairy producers wanting to identify those opportunities as well as build professional competencies and confidence. The Managers Academy includes two days of highly interactive presentations, workshops and panels coupled with one day of unique, insider-only …

Education, Training

PDPW Offers Calf Training Session

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Wisconsin dairy producers can learn more about the latest calf-care techniques at the hand-on training offered by the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin. Choose from one of three one-day Calf Care Connection workshops: Dec. 8, Arlington, Wis.; Dec. 9, Chilton, Wis.; and Dec. 10, Eau Claire, Wis. Each one-day workshop will provide dairy producers, professional calf feeders and heifer growers …

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Herdsperson Training Scheduled in Wisconsin

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Looking to build your cows and people management skills? Then sign-up today for the “Dairying Duo,” herdsperson training scheduled for Nov. 11 and 12, in Arlington, Wis. Developed by the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin, Dairying Duo will include a one-day “Expert Cow Side Care” workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 11, and a one-day “Mid-Management Matters” workshop on Thursday, Nov. 12. …

Education, Industry News, Training

Quality Certification Services Provides Training

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National DHIA, a trade association for the dairy records industry, and its division, Quality Certification Services Inc. (QCS), recently held a meter technician training Sept. 14-18, in Hanford, Calif. “The QCS Meter Technician Training School helped technicians learn important skills, troubleshoot a variety of scenarios and boost networking opportunities,” stated Steven Sievert of QCS. “With the completion of this training, …

Company Announcement, Education, Training

PDPW Offers Heifer and Calf Tours

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Sign-up today for one of two days of four facility tours of Innovative calf and heifer operations, on Oct. 20 and 21. Developed by the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin, the Tuesday, Oct. 20 tour will feature four facilities in northeastern Wisconsin while the Wednesday, Oct. 21 tour will highlight four facilities in northwestern Wisconsin. “We’re going to check out …

Training

Robotic Milkers Lets Farmers Leave Dairy

Amanda Nolz

This is certainly an interesting story about farmers who are tired of working hard and have come up with a solution to alleviate the labor intensive efforts put into a dairy farm. This article about an Iowa dairy family was published in the Chicago Tribune. Check it out! Augie and Mike Baumann’s approach to milking their 240-head dairy cow herd …

Agribusiness, Training

BQA on Trailer Protocol

Amanda Nolz

When you’re loading the trailer full of cows or calves, do you ever think about how it could impact the quality of the end product, beef? Overloading a trailer can cause internal and external injuries, the most common being muscle bruising. The Beef Quality Assurance Program passes out friendly reminders for proper trailer protocol when moving livestock, and I was …

Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Training

Precision Feed Management Program

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, is conducting a unique and interesting program, the Precision Feed Management Program. Helping N.Y. dairy farms implement cow feeding methods that will keep the state’s watersheds free of pollution and improve the quality of the farm’s milk is the goal of the program. In Delaware County, New York the program is …

Education, Feed, Government, Industry News, Research, Training

Midwest Dairy Receives National Award

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The Midwest Dairy Association has been honored by the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) for its program, the People Behind the Product. The dairy checkoff funded program won first place in the national “Best of NAMA” awards program. The initiative won the category called “producer-funded, consumer-directed public relations programs.” The contest attracts more than 1,200 entries in all categories. Winners are …

Dairy Checkoff, Education, Industry News, Training