Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA) has announced a new scholarship program for college students pursuing a career in the dairy industry. Says DFA, “We recognize the importance of developing future leaders in the dairy industry, and are committed to investing in their educations.” Applications are due January 15, 2008 – to learn more visit DFA’s website. Scholarships are available … Read More
Researchers at Cornell University have found that a diet that includes some dairy and meat is more efficient in terms of the amount of land used to produce it than a strict vegetarian diet. Even though a moderate-fat plant-based diet with a little meat and dairy uses more land than the all-vegetarian diet it feeds more people because it uses … Read More
Marcus Hollmann, Michigan State University, was awarded the 2007 National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) National Dairy Leadership Scholarship and the Murray Hintz Memorial Scholarship to advance his research into reducing methane production by supplementing feed with coconut oil. The NMPF awards are given to graduate students who exhibit academic excellence and whose research demonstrates a strong, positive contribution to the … Read More
Agricultural students from Alfred State College will appear on the cover of the DairyBusiness Communictaions Dairy University directory. Great photo! The Alfred State College’s CAL (Collegiate Agricultural Leaders) Club have placed first in the National Intercollegiate Photo Contest for the 2006 College Directory, and will appear on the cover. In 2006, Holstein World and DairyBusiness Communications will present their 21st … Read More
The next round of the North American Intercollegiate Challenge regional contests is set to begin next week. Here’s a story about the upcoming Northeast challenge and the three dairies that will host the challenge.
Before we got to go into the dairy barn on today’s IFAJ Congress tour we learned about automatic or robotic milking from the expert.
He’s Gunnar Pettersson, Swedish University of Agricultural Science. He used a power point presentation but I recorded him anyway and am providing an edited version of that talk.
It’s not too early to start thinking about World Dairy Expo. The Babcock Institute has announced it’s 9th Annual Babcock Institute/World Dairy Expo International Dairy Short Course. Say that 5 times real fast!
You may have an opportunity to turn fescue problems into strong pastures this season, according to the University of Missouri Extension. Beacuase of this year’s early onset of warm Spring weather, tall fescue fields have reared seed heads nearly a month ahead of normal. As you know, the fescue seeds carry high levels of toxicity that can reduce weight gains and lower milk production, so this news is troubling. But the story doesn’t end there.
I didn’t know that colleges had stores like this. Maybe Mississippi State University is the only one. If you know of others let me know.