New Prague, Minn. (March 24, 2017) − Gardner & Gardner Communications (G&G), an association management/marketing firm based in New Prague, Minn., has been selected to be the association manager for the Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC). DCRC was founded in 2006 to advance fertility in dairy cattle through knowledge exchange on assessment and management of reproductive performance.
DCRC is led by an elected board and several committees, all of whom volunteer their time. G&G, beginning immediately, is assisting with administration, membership services, conference organization and marketing and communications for the council, which is a growing organization with a long-term interest in raising awareness of issues critical to dairy cattle reproductive performance.
The Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council is focused on bringing together all sectors of the dairy industry – producers, consultants, academia and allied industry professionals – for improved reproductive performance. DCRC fosters a network to achieve sustainable, effective fertility and health for dairy cattle.
“We are pleased that Gardner & Gardner Communications will manage DCRC,” said Todd Bilby, DCRC president. “The DCRC leadership team felt it was time to fully engage one firm to manage all of the council’s duties to reach our members and help us grow the organization to the next level. We gratefully acknowledge our previous association management relationships with Federation of Animal Science Societies (FASS) and Charleston Orwig (CO), particularly CO’s generous support of DCRC in our early years.”
Den Gardner and Kristy Mach will serve as co-executive directors of DCRC, with JoDee Sattler serving as director of communications, Kyle Wieskus as membership director and Kristi Gardner as administrative assistant. Sandy Gardner, G&G co-owner, will manage DCRC’s accounts payable/receivable.
For more information on DCRC, visit www.dcrcouncil.org.
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The Purple Ribbon Classic, hosted by the Wood Area Holstein Breeders took place on March 3 this year and we are so thankful for all of the support. We had an official average of $2,425 on 44 live lots. The sale crew fielded bids and sold heifers from California to Arkansas to British Columbia!
Our top seller was Lot 3 from Sandy-Valley Farms, a 2708GTPI Jedi from the same family as the top female in the breed GTPI 3011 Highlight . When the gavel finally came down she commanded $5,100 to head to Royal Vista Holsteins of Pickett, WI. Cary Moser of Dream Prairie Holsteins sent a summer yearling Monterey going back to Starbuck Ada(Lot 23). She's going to have to get her passport out because she's heading to T&L Cattle Company in British Columbia for $5,000. Next up was the red Armani consigned by Jason Danhof that had the whole sale buzzing. From an EX Ladd-P and then Seisme, the Spears family of Arkansas paid $4,600 to take lot 6 back to Arkansas with them.
To our consignors, bidders and buyers, a heartfelt Thank You. We are forever grateful for your support. To the Wood County Jr's and their parents, you are the reason why we do this and the driving force in getting all of the work done for the sale. See you all in March of 2018 for the 30th edition of the Purple Ribbon Classic!
The roots of Iowa State originate with agriculture, and more than 150 years later, students still have the opportunity to pursue careers in dairy and food science, keeping with the tradition of providing for Iowa and the rest of the country.........
Shares in China Huishan Dairy Holdings plunged 85 percent on Friday, wiping off about $4 billion from its market value before trading was halted in its second suspension in three months.
It was not immediately clear what triggered the slide..........
I am pleased to report the 67th annual Ashtabula County Dairy Banquet March 18 at Camp Beaumont in Rock Creek was a great event with 80 persons in attendance. The participants were treated to a wonderful meal catered by the camp staff and to a wide range of activities to celebrate a super year in our local dairy industry.
We were very excited to be invited to host this year’s banquet at Camp Beaumont. This 1,200-acre Boy Scout Camp located just north of Rock Creek is one of Ashtabula County’s hidden treasures. We were delighted to be able to hold our banquet here and to be treated to the talents of their culinary staff. Thanks to Bill Roloff and his staff for opening their doors to our dairy farmers......
A quarter-century ago, small farms generated 46% of U.S. agricultural production. Today, the powerhouse of production is the large family farm with more than $1 million a year in gross cash farm income (GCFI). They represented 2.9% of the U.S. farm total in 2015 but were responsible for 42% of ag output, say USDA economists James MacDonald and Robert Hoppe.........
CONCORD — A $2 million emergency relief fund for the state’s struggling wholesale dairy farms cleared the House of Representatives on Thursday with bipartisan support, despite the protests of opponents who said the proposal was “milking New Hampshire taxpayers.”
The 257-96 vote on SB 10 came after amendments were adopted changing the distribution formula and inserting guarantees against double-dipping by dairy farmers into both the state relief fund and federal crop insurance..........
News Conference on Immigration Reform
The Idaho Dairymen’s Association believes that Hispanic labor is the backbone of economic vitality in rural Idaho, in large part because of the need for employees on dairy farms there. The group has been advocating for immigration reform and yesterday held a press conference with Bob Naerebout, executive director of the Association and three others with expertise here.
Also participating were: Margie Gonzales, executive director of the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs; Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, a Washington D.C. based organization promoting the value of immigrants and immigration; and Charlie Garrison, a Washington based attorney specializing in public affairs in food, ag, immigration and energy policy who represents a number of dairy organizations.
This video was provided by the Idaho Dairymen’s Association.
Lots 1-4 Maternal sisters to Lots 1-4 include:
3 by Redburst EX-90, EX-90 & VG-86
2 by Goldsun VG-88 &VG-87
1 by Alexander VG-87
Lots 6 & 7 Dam is NOW EX-94,2E
Maternal sisters to Lots 6 & 7 include:
4 by Sympatico VG-87, VG-87, VG-85 & VG-85
1 by Fever VG-87
Lot 10-13 Dam is NOW EX-93
Lot 12 3/17 PTA +3.43T +2.11UDC +2.18FLC
Lot 16 Dam is NOW GP-84 @ just 2-01
Lot 17 Maternal sister: Kings-Ransom Door Cassie
*2016 Res. Jr All-NY & HM All-NY
Sisters to Dam include EX-94 Epic, & EX-92 Mogul
Lot 20 Bred 3/19/17 to 507HO12353 Beemer (sexed)
Lot 23 Bred 3/19/17 to 507HO12587 Diamondback (sexed)
Lot 25 Dam is NOW EX-91
Lot 26 Dam is now VG-85
Lot 28 OUT
Lot 30 CORRECTION. Pregs are Due in September
Lot 32 OUT Lot 34 OUT
Lot 37 Bred 3/20/17 to 777HO10146 Solomon (sexed)
Lot 47 now millking 100 lbs/day
Lot 49 OUT Lot 52 Last test- 102 lbs 4.3%F 2.8%P SCC 37,000
Lot 55 OUT
Lot 61 Bred 3/19/17 to 594HO17998 Crush (sexed)
Lot 75 She is polled! Dam spring close & looks great!
Lot 80 *Potential 13th generation VG or EX
Dam will be EX when calbes in June
Dam RIP 2-10 269 21195 3.5 840 3.1 663 inc.
2nd Dam if VG-86 (important!)
Lot 87 Milking 87 lbs/day: Herd DHI code 52-53-0082
Lot 88 OUT
Lot 89 Milking 80 lbs/day; Herd DHI code 52-53-0082
Lot 91 Dam niow milking 170 lbs/day!
Lot 92 26 DIM 3,383M 4.0%F 3.3%P Lot 95 OUT
Lot 96 Carries ultrasound female.
Dam sisters include EX-92 Allen & EX-90 Sept Storm
Dam RIP 269 20412 3.6 726 2.9 592 inc.
Lot 99 DHI herd code: 23-38-0023 Index #1155
The CDCB Board would like to appoint non-voting, advisory members of the Board who are able to provide meaningful insight, guidance and perspective to the Board’s work within dairy industry and fulfill traditional board member responsibilities (meeting, attendance and participation, committee service, etc.). Individuals (or organizations that desire to nominate an individual) are encouraged to apply by completing this application (preferred completed PDF file emailed) or by delivering application to:
Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding
Attn: CDCB CEO
4201 Northview Dr., Suite 302 Bowie, MD 20716
The CDCB Board at its sole discretion will select non-voting, advisory members of the Board who will serve until the next annual meeting following the date of appointment or as long as the Board determines in its sole discretion. In evaluating potential non-voting, advisory Board members, the Board will consider, among other things, character, ability to exercise sound judgment, demonstrated leadership, skills (including financial literacy), and experience in the context of the needs of the Board and within the dairy industry.
Name_______________________________________________ Phone_____________________ Organization__________________________________________ Email_____________________ Address_________________________________________________________________________
1. Describe what qualities, skills, experience, employment, and other expertise would aid your service as a non-voting, advisory member of the CDCB Board. (Attach a résumé if relevant.)
2. Why are you and your organization interested in the CDCB? (Please note that organizational/employer support is likely important to successful service as a non-voting, advisory Board member. Most CDCB Board meetings and teleconferences occur during normal business hours. Non-voting, advisory members are not compensated by the CDCB.)
How do you expect to contribute to the CDCB’s mission?
Please address other professional or volunteer commitments that might interfere with your ability to serve as a non-voting advisory member of the CDCB Board.
4201 Northview Drive | Suite 302 | Bowie, MD 20716 | www.uscdcb.com
In a wide-ranging, 30-minute interview with Iowa Public Television, Vilsack discusses his recent trip to Mexico and why "relationships matter."
NEW PRAGUE, MN – Milk quality experts from the Northwest invite you to attend this year’s National Mastitis Council (NMC) Regional Meeting July 19-20 at The Grove Hotel in Boise, Idaho. July 19 features a variety of interactive short courses and dairy farm and meat packing plant tours. On July 20 during the general session, presenters will address milk quality as it relates to parlor throughput, automatic milking systems, organic dairy production, contagious mastitis and beef carcass quality.
“The overall aim of the regional meeting is to help dairy producers produce and market higher quality milk,” said Allan Britten of Udder Health Systems, Meridian, ID, and chair of this year’s regional meeting. “Five years ago, Idaho and Washington lowered their maximum somatic cell count limit to 400,000 cells/ml for farm milk shipments. State dairy leaders had a strong and visionary milk quality improvement plan. We want to show other dairy producers and their consultants that this milk quality level is achievable and the right thing to do.”
This year’s regional meeting program is targeted toward mastitis/milk quality specialists, dairy producers and their employees, veterinarians, researchers, extension specialists and students who have an interest in high quality milk production. NMC is a Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) provider. Thus, veterinarians attending the meeting can earn continuing education (CE) credits. Additionally, conference attendees can earn American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) CE credits.
NMC is a professional organization devoted to reducing mastitis and enhancing milk quality. NMC promotes research and provides information to the dairy industry on udder health, milking management, milk quality and milk safety. Founded in 1961, NMC has about 1,000 members in more than 40 countries throughout the world.
Brown Swiss Sales Service, LLC has updated their website with new photos and sale listings including the 70th Springtime Show Window Sale. Be sure to check it out at brownswisssales.com!
April 1, 2017
70th Springtime Show Window Sale