South African Farmer Recognized at WDE

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Audio, award, Dairy, Dairy Business, International, Uncategorized, World Dairy Expo

Kevin Lang of Howick, South Africa was one of several dairy industry professionals honored for their outstanding contributions to the dairy industry through the 2015 World Dairy Expo Recognition Awards, specifically the 2015 World Dairy Expo International Person of the Year. Lang is the owner of Fairfield Dairy, a private label milk processing business that processes 310,600 pounds of milk … Read More

WDE Book Celebrates Show's Founder

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Dairy, Dairy Business, Dairy Group, World Dairy Expo

The World Dairy Expo is kickstarting a year long celebration of it’s 50th anniversary in 2016 with the publishing of We Need A Show, a commemorative book on the prestigious show’s history. Among the many contributors to the book’s content is Roy Hetts, son of World Dairy Expo Founder Alan Hetts. Alan Hetts’ was a lifelong Wisconsin Dairyman, and his … Read More

New Holland Increases Support for WDE

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Dairy, Dairy Business, Equipment, New Holland, World Dairy Expo

The New Holland team is making a huge presence at this year’s World Dairy Expo, which is being held for the second year in the state of the art New Holland Pavillon at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. The new facilities make it much easier for exhibitors to house the 2100 cows that attend the show by consolidating … Read More

World Dairy Expo Welcome

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Dairy, Dairy Business, New Holland, World Dairy Expo

This week Jamie Johansen and I are in the beautiful New Holland Pavilions in Madison, Wisconsin for the 2015 World Dairy Expo. Recognized as the annual meeting place for the global dairy industry and a member of Trade Show News Network’s Top 250 Trade Show List, we will be surrounded by 70,000 attendees from over 90 countries. This year’s theme … Read More

Dairy Groups Praise Move to Increase Market Access to Canada

John DavisAg Group, Agribusiness, Dairy, Dairy Business, Dairy Group

Dairy groups are pleased with U.S. House members’ efforts to get better access to markets in Canada. The National Milk Producers Federation, the U.S. Dairy Export Council and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) commended a bipartisan and regionally diverse group of House members for urging Canada to allow more imports of U.S. dairy products as an outcome of the … Read More

Canadian Company Expands Cheesemaking in Wisconsin

John DavisAgribusiness, Cheese, Dairy, Dairy Business, Government, International

A Canada-based company will expand its cheesemaking operation in Wisconsin. This Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) news release says Agropur Inc. will invest more than $55 million in its Weyauwega, Wisconsin, facility to increase its Feta cheese production capacity, expected to be completed in 2016. “There is a lot of tradition, skill, and work ethic among our employees, and we … Read More

BVDV Eradication Discussed at Symposium

John DavisBeef, Cattle, Dairy, Dairy Business, dairy farming, Disease

Some of the top beef and dairy thought leaders recently discussed what has been described as one of the most “insidious, production-limiting diseases” facing producers: Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV). According to Life Technologies, a company producing innovative life science solutions to support scientists worldwide, more than 50 veterinarians, laboratory personnel, researchers and animal health company officials participated in the … Read More

New Members Elected to Nat'l Dairy Board

John DavisDairy, Dairy Board, Dairy Business, Dairy Checkoff, dairy farming, Dairy Group

More leadership positions have been announced at the dairy industry’s recent annual meeting of Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) and the United Dairy Industry Association (UDIA) in Grapevine, Texas. The following dairy farmers were named as officers to DMI: Chair – Paul Rovey, Glendale, Ariz. Vice Chair – Marilyn Hershey, Cochranville, Penn. Secretary … Read More

Dairy Business Association Announces New Team Member

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Company Announcement, Dairy, Dairy Business

The Wisconsin Dairy Business Association (DBA) has named Timothy J. Trotter as its new Executive Director of Business Affairs. Trotter, who most recently served as manager of strategic planning for DuPage County, IL, brings more than 23 years of agriculture and leadership experience to the role. He will assume the post September 1st. “Tim is an ideal fit for our … Read More

Dairylea Members Approve Merger with DFA

Talia GoesDairy Business, DFA

During a special meeting in Syracuse, N.Y., members of Dairylea Cooperative Inc. approved the proposed merger with Dairy Farmers of America (DFA). The merger will become official on April 1, and combines Dairylea’s Northeast-based 1,200 members with DFA’s 13,000 nationwide dairy farmer members. The cooperatives have enjoyed a successful working relationship since DFA was formed in 1998. Working together, Dairylea … Read More