DURHAM Is All Bull

Chuck Zimmerman

7HO5157 Regancrest Elton DURHAM-ET*CVThat is a lot of bull standing there. And he’s got the awards to prove it.

For the third year in a row, the most prestigious award given to a bull, the Ted Krueger Premier Sire award, was won by 7HO5157 Regancrest Elton DURHAM-ET*CV at the 2005 World Dairy Expo International Holstein Show, Madison, Wis. With four class winners and 23 top-10 finishes, DURHAM daughters represented nearly 25 percent of the milking animals at World Dairy Expo.

2005 Holstein BannerThis release was sent in from Select Sires. They obviously have a lot of pride in their work!

This is an invitation to any group or organization to send in your news and announcements, especially if it has to do with awards and World Dairy Expo. Just send them to: World Dairy Diary News

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Appalachian/Southeast Marketing Order Amended

Chuck Zimmerman

USDAUSDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service just issued a partial final rule that amends the Appalachian and Southeast milk marketing orders. Here’s an excerpt from that partial final rule.

SUMMARY: This partial final rule amends the Appalachian and Southeast marketing orders. Specifically, the final rule expands the Appalachian milk marketing area, eliminates the ability to simultaneously pool the same milk on the Appalachian or Southeast order and on a State-operated milk order that has marketwide pooling, and amends the transportation credit provisions of the Southeast and Appalachian orders. The amendments are based on record evidence of a public hearing held
February 2004. More than the required number of dairy farmers approved the issuance of the amended orders.

EFFECTIVE DATE: November 1, 2005.


IDFA Supports Cutting Trade Distorting Domestic Subsidies

Chuck Zimmerman

International Dairy Foods AssociationWell, the show is over so it’s back to some good old fashioned dairy industry news. Actually I’ll still be posting some items about this year’s World Dairy Expo. For one thing I’m putting together an online photo album which I’ll post a link to within the next few days. So we’ll definitely have some more Expo news for you.

In the meantime, the International Dairy Foods Association decided to comment publicly on the current remarks our U.S. Trade Representative made about the upcoming world trade talks.

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) commended U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Portman’s offer to cut trade-distorting domestic farm subsidies by 60%, substantially reduce tariffs and eliminate export subsidies — all within a five-year period — in a proposal designed to reignite the World Trade Organization (WTO) Doha Round negotiations.

Earlier the same day in Zurich, Switzerland, Portman outlined his offer to trade and agriculture ministers from WTO member nations during a meeting that was called by the United States to discuss how to overcome problems that have stalled the Doha talks on agriculture. Farm subsidies are widely considered to be a major hurdle in obtaining a Doha Round agreement.

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Supreme & Junior Supreme

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s some supreme results from World Dairy Expo. You can find all the results on the World Diary Expo website.

Mark Rueth of Rosedale Farms, Oxford, Wisconsin, exhibited his third Supreme Champion at the 2005 World Dairy Expo. Rueth has clinched champion titles in three breeds with Guernsey Westlynn Tom Dee, Holstein Vandyk-K Integrity Paradise (who was twice named Supreme Champion) and now with Red & White Lavender Ruby Redrose-Red. The first Red & White crowned Supreme Champion since the Red & White breed joined the show ten years ago, she competed against six other breed champions for the coveted honor. Among the candidates were past World Dairy Expo Supreme Champions, Old Mill E Snickerdoodle (Brown Swiss) and last year’s Reserve Supreme Champion, Huronia Centurion Veronica (Jersey).

Winning the Junior Show:

Smart Remake Enchantment exhibited by Craig A. Martin of Olivet, Michigan was selected as Supreme Champion of the Junior Show. Enchantment is sired by Rock Ella Remake-ET and her dam is Jaspar Regals Eclair.

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Some Show Summary Information

Chuck Zimmerman

Dairy CentralI just received some show summary information that I thought I’d pass along to you. It also gives me another chance to promote the theme for next year, “Dairy Central.”

Total Attendance: 65,015 (Last year’s attendance was 65,400)

International Guests: 2,513 from 81 countries
Top five countries of international attendance: Canada (272); Mexico (267); Japan (226); Germany (194); Brazil (108)

Commercial Exhibitors: 681 companies representing 22 countries and 43 states
Commercial Booth Award Winners: Pipping Concrete (small booth winner), ABS (intermediate booth winner), Alta Genetics (large booth winner)

Number of Dairy Breeds Exhibited: 7
Total Number of Dairy Cattle Lots: 2,212
Breakdown of Cattle Represented:
Ayrshire, 221, Brown Swiss, 396, Guernsey, 222, Holstein, 611, Jersey, 330, Milking Shorthorn, 198, Red & White, 234

Total Number of Dairy Cattle Exhibitors: 825 exhibitors from 39 states

For complete breed show results visit the World Dairy Expo website.

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Invest In Our Best Auction

Chuck Zimmerman

Invest In Our BestOne of the last events yesterday was the Invest In Our Best auction. I’ll try to find out the results and bring them to you this week.

I had to leave early yesterday to head home and am waiting on some photos from the Parade of Champions to bring you. Maybe I’ll have those by tomorrow.

Until then I hope you’ve enjoyed our coverage of World Dairy Expo here on World Dairy Diary.

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Ringside Rules

Chuck Zimmerman

RingsideI mentioned how busy it is in the Coliseum today as the final show is taking place.

The ringside is a very busy place as people want to get close to the action.

Or maybe they’re just huddling together for warmth. Nah. It’s really not cold in here. Just cool!

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