Maximize Milk Protein with Precision Release Methionine

Jamie Johansen

Balchem Corporation has announced the launch of their next generation rumen protected methionine, AminoShure®-M Precision Release Methionine. Utilizing an all-natural coating, new AminoShure-M is engineered to meter its payload gradually into the small intestine to provide sustained levels of methionine for milk protein-producing cells. “Cows synthesize milk protein around the clock,” notes Dr. Clay Zimmerman, technical services manager. “AminoShure-M continually …

Agribusiness, Dairy, Milk

Swine Health on the Beach

Chuck Zimmerman

Would you be talking about swine health at the beach? Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica does. It’s their annual Summer Swine Health Seminar taking place at Wrightsville Beach, NC. My name badge says, Cindy Zimmerman’s Husband.” Why? Because she usually covers this event. This year she couldn’t so here I am. To get a preview of the program here I spoke with …

Agribusiness, Animal Welfare, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine

Pennsylvania Dairy Summit Awards $10,000 in Prizes

Jamie Johansen

Winners in the second annual Pennsylvania Dairy Summit Forage Analysis Competition were announced at the 2015 Dairy Summit held in Lancaster, Pa., on February 4 – 5. Entries for the competition, which included six classes of forage analysis, were collected December 1 – 31, 2014, with forage analysis conducted by the Cumberland Valley Analytical Labs in January. A panel of …

Ag Group, Dairy, Forage

CattleFax Webinar Talks High-Price Environment

Jamie Johansen

Cow-calf producers are at a fork in the road, according to CattleFax. The current expansion environment has produced record profitability and exposed the segment to more financial and production risk than any other time in recent history. CattleFax will address this challenge during its next Trends+ Cow-Calf Webinar at 5:30 p.m. MT, Jan. 21, 2015. Calf prices are nearly $100/cwt. …

Agribusiness, Cattle

PRRS Loses Steam with BIVI Solutions

Joanna Schroeder

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica (BIVI) celebrated 20 years of PRRS (porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome) solutions during this year’s World Pork Expo. Reid Philips, DVM, technical manager for PRRS vaccines and BIVI outlined how far the swine industry has come in the last two decades in controlling the virus. Interestingly, Reid explained that in the 1980s when PRRS was first showing …

Agribusiness, Audio, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pork, World Pork Expo

Traditional Christmas Dinners

Talia Goes

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What is your traditional Christmas dinner?” Our poll results: · Other – 30% · Ham – 28% · Turkey – 22% · Roast Beef – 11% · Lobster – 5% · Wild Game – 5% Our new ZimmPoll is now live and asks the question, “How is your health insurance for 2014?” The Zimmermans …


Six Awarded Center Scholarships

News Editor

Congratulations to the six recipients of the Student Leader Scholarships, awarded by the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania Board of Directors. The scholarships provide recognition, encouragement and financial assistance to outstanding students enrolled in academic programs that support the dairy industry. Funds for the scholarships are made possible through contributions to the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation’s scholarship …


ZimmComm Expands Content

Melissa Sandfort

ZimmComm New Media, LLC has expanded its website to serve as a new agricultural media content service for reporters, companies, organizations and individuals seeking high quality photos and audio from industry events and concerning current issues. “We generate so much content on our agricultural and renewable energy websites that we decided to create one place for all of it …

Agribusiness, Audio, Events, Media, ZimmComm

Senate’s Farm Bill Passes With Dairy Amendments

John Davis

The U.S. Senate passed its version of the Farm Bill today by a bipartisan margin of 64-35. Passage gained praise from the Dairy Farmers of America: “The U.S. Senate sent an important message to the nation’s agriculture industry today by passing S. 3240, the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012 (Farm Bill). The Farm Bill contains dairy provisions …

"farm bill", Audio, Dairy Checkoff, DFA, Government

New York Tops 4-H Judging Contest

News Editor

Congratulations to the New York judging team, the 2011 National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest champions at World Dairy Expo! Placing second by a mere one point was the team from Pennsylvania and three points behind them was Wisconsin. Andrew Kern of Minnesota was the high individual overall and Katelyn Horning of Michigan placed first in oral reasons. Top 10 …

World Dairy Expo