The Global Dairy 500 Conference is a truly international one. There are farmers here from all over the world which requires a lot of translators who are working very hard in their booths at the back of the conference presentation rooms. One of the groups I ran into early is from Germany. They were all enjoying an early sample of … Read More
To tell dairy farmers attending the Global Dairy 500 Conference what to “leave in and what to take out” was Mike Hutjens, University of Illinois. Mike is very passionate about the diary business and so enthusiastic that our translators had to get him to slow down so they could translate for our international audience. Hutjens addressed feed questions and says … Read More
Providing the first remarks on the program for the Global Dairy 500 Conference was Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder and President, Alltech. The theme of his opening remarks was to answer the question, “Is there a future for dairy in these turbulent times?” Dr. Lyons addressed the real challenges in the dairy business internationally. The Conference has attendees from all over … Read More
The Global Dairy 500 Conference was kicked off with a welcome from Geoff Frank, Alltech. He pointed out that this is a “farmers” meeting and the second annual conference. Discussing problems and sharing new ideas is the main purpose of the meeting. So hopefully that is what will be accomplished. He says that he hopes Alltech will play a role … Read More
The Global Dairy 500 Conference is underway here in Lexington, KY. To get you started watch this video clip prepared to set the stage for the conversation over the next couple days. Remember to follow along with Allie on the Alltech Tweets Twitter account. World Dairy Diary coverage of the Global Dairy 500 Conference is sponsored by .
Attendees to the Global Dairy 500 Conference sponsored by Alltech had a great tour today. Alltech’s Allie Hembree passed along this note just a little while ago: Did you know that at Fair Oaks Farm they can milk 500 cows in one hour, ship 40 semi truck loads of milk a day, where the cows drink 30 gallons of water … Read More
The Global Dairy 500 Conference sponsored by Alltech gets underway today as a group of attendees are on a tour today. Alltech’s Allie Hembree is with that group and I’ll have information and photos from the tour later on. Here’s a note I received from her via email just now: Good Morning on this beautiful Sunday! We are on our … Read More
Immediately following this week’s World Dairy Expo is the Alltech Global Dairy 500 Conference. Cindy gets to attend Expo while I get to attend the Alltech Conference. During the Conference in Lexington I’ll be conducting interviews and posting them here. “A global forum where dairy is the only topic and dairy farmers the main drivers” 2008 was a banner year … Read More