Conversations Initiated

News EditorAnimal Welfare, Education, Industry News

The American Farm Bureau Federation has launched a new initiative aimed at consumer concerns. The Conversations on Animal Care initiative will help consumers understand the care farmers and ranchers take of their animals during the production of meat, milk and eggs. Conversations on Animal Care is a comprehensive effort that helps livestock producers share positive and personal insights on the … Read More

Dairy Beef Quality Very Important

News EditorAnimal Health, Animal Welfare, Beef Checkoff, Dairy Business, General, Industry News

Want to increase the income of your cull animals? The Dairy Beef Quality Assurance Program can help you identify opportunities for improving the value of market cows and bulls from your operations through management, monitoring and marketing. Quality defects can rob dairy producers of almost $70 per head at market, according to the 1997 National Market Cow and Bull Beef … Read More

Focus on Consumer Perceptions

Chuck ZimmermanAnimal Welfare, Audio, Beef Checkoff, Dairy Checkoff, Dairy Group, General

One of the main dairy groups represented at today’s Joint Beef & Dairy Information Symposium here at the Cattle Industry Summer Conference was Dairy Management Inc. David Pelzer is Senior VP, Industry Image & Relations. DMI is a non-profit organization that manages the Dairy Checkoff. I spoke to him today about dairy and beef producers getting together and discussing common … Read More

Dairy Industry Animal Welfare Program

Chuck ZimmermanAnimal Welfare, Audio, Beef Checkoff, Dairy Group

Earlier this week the National Dairy Board met and like last year, that meeting ended just in time for attendees to meet with beef producers at the Cattle Industry Summer Conference, Joint Beef & Dairy Information Symposium. One of those people is Rob Byrne, Sr. VP Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, National Milk Producers Federation. I spoke with Rob during today’s … Read More