Updated FARM Residue Prevention Manual Released

Lizzy SchultzBiosecurity, Dairy, food safety, Milk, National Milk, Pharmaceutical

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) has updated and released the latest version of the Milk and Dairy Beef Drug Residue Prevention Manual just in time for the beginning of the Center for Disease Control’s annual Get Smart About Antibiotics Week. The manual is one of the key components of the National Dairy FARM Program, and can be accessed for … Read More

USDA Secretary Addresses Dairy and Meat Issues

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Dairy, Meat, Milk, National Milk, usda

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke to the joint meeting of the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB), and the United Dairy Industry Association (UDIA) in Orlando this week, highlighting the positives in the face of lower milk prices and discussing the opportunities for the industry to move forward in the future. “Talked a … Read More

October Dairy Market Report

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Dairy, Markets, Milk, National Milk

The National Milk Producers Federation and Dairy Management Inc. have released the October Dairy Market Report. This month the report states that the outlook for milk prices remains mostly positive. Milk production continues to grow modestly, but exports continue to lag. Despite recent high to very high inventory levels, prices for butter and cheese have been relatively strong, while nonfat … Read More

Wisconsin Sec. of Ag Talks Policy at World Dairy Expo

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Audio, Dairy, Government, Markets, Milk, Trade, World Dairy Expo

Policies concerning our nation’s dairy industry were just a few of the topics Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection, Ben Brancel, discussed while attending the 2015 World Dairy Expo. “Today I think price in most all commodities are issues whether you are talking milk or grain prices. Of course low grain prices help that dairy farmer out when … Read More

Milk Products Launches Calf Solutions Line

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, calf, Dairy, Milk, Nutrition

Milk Products LLC is introducing Calf Solutions, a line of milk supplements and animal health products to help dairy producers achieve great nutrition for full development of genetic potential. As the needs of dairy producers and calf raisers continue to change, the Calf SolutionsTM portfolio of products was developed to provide the consistent nutrition calves need. The calf- focused, branded portfolio … Read More

USDA Extends Dairy Margin Protection Program Deadline

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Dairy, Markets, Milk, usda

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the deadline to enroll for the dairy Margin Protection Program for coverage in 2016 has been extended until Nov. 20, 2015. The voluntary program provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer. “The fall harvest is a busy time of the year for agriculture, … Read More

Maximize Milk Protein with Precision Release Methionine

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Dairy, Milk

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 … Read More

CWT Assists in Cheese & Whole Milk Powder Export Sales

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Cheese, cooperatives, cwt, Milk

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 6 requests for export assistance from member cooperatives who have contracts to sell 47,069 pounds (21 metric tons) of Cheddar cheese, and 393,423 pounds (250 metric tons) of whole milk powder to customers in Asia, the Middle East and South America. The product has been contracted for delivery in the period from September through … Read More

Alltech Collaborates with Chinese, Irish Dairies

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Alltech, Dairy, Milk

A recent meeting of members of the Chinese dairy industry and figures in Irish agriculture was held at Alltech‘s European headquarters in County Meath.  The purpose was to encourage collaboration between the two countries, especially as it relates to dairy.  Currently Ireland is hosting students from the China Agricultural University in Beijing to teach them the differences in grass-based verses … Read More

NMPF Addresses EPA, Army Corps Regarding WOTUS

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Dairy, EPA, Milk

Following the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota’s decision last Thursday to grant a temporary injunction in 13 states of the EPA’s WOTUS rule the National Milk Producers Federation has responded with a letter to the Obama Administration.  They urged the EPA and the Army Corps that WOTUS should be suspended nationwide. “The EPA implementation schedule for … Read More