Canadian Milk Pricing Scheme Causes Major Disruptions in U.S. Dairy
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. dairy sector and state agriculture officials today urged President Donald Trump to take immediate action against Canada’s repeated and escalating disregard for its trade obligations under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Most recently, Canada implemented a new national pricing policy that blatantly blocks American dairy exports and will enable significant dumping of Canadian dairy products onto the world market. As a result, dozens of dairy farmers in the Midwest recently learned they must find new customers for their milk by May 1, which will cause considerable economic hardship and possibly force them to go out of business.
In a joint letter sent today to President Trump, the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) urged the administration to tell Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to halt the new pricing policy and restore imports of the blocked U.S. products, specifically ultra-filtered milk. They also asked President Trump to direct U.S. agencies to “examine a full range of tools that could be used immediately to impress upon Canada in a concrete way the importance of dependable two-way trade.”
“U.S. dairy exports support approximately 110,000 jobs across America, many of which are in farming and food manufacturing, as well as in supporting rural manufacturing and skilled farm service workers,” the organizations said in the letter. “However, for trade to yield its full potential and provide the maximum impact possible in supporting American jobs, our trading partners must hold up their end of the bargain as well.”
In the letter, the dairy and ag groups noted that this issue highlights the importance of gaining prompt approval of President Trump’s nominees for Secretary of Agriculture and U.S. Trade Representative.
“We appreciate your administration’s work to date on this issue and ask you to send a very clear message that Canada should be one of America’s most reliable trading partners, but in the case of dairy it has consistently chosen to pursue a disturbing and harmful path,” they said. “We stand ready to support your efforts to address this urgent dairy issue.”
Holding Canada to its dairy trade agreements has remained a strong focus for NMPF, USDEC, NASDA and IDFA over the last year. Earlier this year, a group of 17 dairy companies representing dairy farmers and processors from all over the United States asked governors in 25 states to urge Canadian policymakers to halt the national implementation of the milk pricing system. NMPF, USDEC, IDFA and NASDA also raised the matter with Trump in January before he assumed office.
PLAIN CITY, Ohio, April 13, 2017—Following the April sire summary, Select Sires graduated new proven sires in every major dairy breed to strengthen the breed-leading high-components breeds lineups.
New Showcase Selections Addition
7BS861 GPS, a 7BS796 SUPREME son, comes from a deep, show-winning family. More than 23 All-American nominations can be traced back to his grandam, Bo Joy Emory Gretchen "2E93 2E93MS" while his dam is one of eight Excellent full sisters. A Showcase Selections™ sire, he also excels for Livability (LIV) (+2.7), Heifer Conception Rate (HCR) (+1.0) and Cow Conception Rate (CCR) (+1.1). Order today, GPS has limited semen available.
Select’s proven Brown Swiss sires remain leaders for SCR with four in the top 10: 7BS852 BOSEPHUS (+3.4), 7BS826 AUGUST (+3.3), 7BS863 SEAMAN (+1.2) and 7BS854 BUSH (+1.2). BUSH remains the breed leader for Udder Composite (UDC) at +1.68, BOSEPHUS and SEAMAN are tied for second for Type at +1.3 and AUGUST (+0.6), SEAMAN (+0.5), BOSEPHUS (+0.5) and 7BS866 DAMIAN (+0.5) are in the top four active A.I. sires for Mobility.
New Super Sampler™ 7BS889 HILTON debuts as the No. 1 active A.I. young sire for GPPR (+222), Net Merit (NM$) (+543), Cheese Merit (CM$) (+564), Fluid Merit (FM$) (+497) and Grazing Merit (GM$) (+509). He is also a top-five sire for Combined Fat and Protein (CFP) (+93), Productive Life (PL) (+5.4) and Milk (+1,207). 7BS871 ADVISOR is the breed leader for PL at +6.0 while 7BS872 TEQUILA is the top sire for Mobility at +0.7.
DIPLOMAT joins Ayrshire lineup
An outcross sire, 7AY103 DIPLOMAT is a production and component specialist: +40 CFP, +0.05%F, +0.04%P and +317M. He is Select’s leader for NM$ (+177) and a top-five sire in the breed for CM$ (+192). DIPLOMAT earns the FeedPRO® designation and offers total performance (+463 GPTI) and low Somatic Cell Score (SCS) at 2.93.
Breed legend 7AY84 BURDETTE is the breed leader for SCR (+2.4), ranks second for Type (+1.9) and is the No. 4 GPTI sire at +475. 7AY93 BERKELY is the breed’s best for HCR (+4.4) and ranks in the top three for SCR (+1.0).
A BERKELY son, Super Sampler 7AY111 REAGAN is the No. 1 young sire for Type (+1.7) and SCR (+4.9). 7AY114 PETITION is a top-five sire for Type (+0.8), components (+0.10%F, +0.05%P) and SCS (2.77).
Guernsey lineup grows
7GU451 LEGEND is a 7GU405 GRUMPY son from the well-known Coulee Crest Nick Lorilyn (EX-91-EX-90-MS). A FeedPRO sire, he is a top-five proven sire for Milk (+628), Protein (+25), CFP (+44), GPTI (+69) and UDC (+1.5). His daughters are tall, strong and wide with ideal leg set and steep foot angle.
7GU446 NOVAK leads the breed for NM$ (+328), CM$ (+332), FM$ (+318) and GM$ (+301). He ranks second for GPTI (+93) and Milk (+794) and is among the best for CFP (+58), LIV (+1.9), SCR (+0.4) and Protein (+27). 7GU438 LEVI offers excellent health and fitness (+0.8 Daughter Pregnancy Rate, +0.2 HCR, 2.78 SCS) and Type (+1.5 PTAT, +1.6 FLC). 7GU445 LIGHTNING ranks fourth for Type at +1.6.
Among young sires, 7GU467 ERNIE is the No. 1 sire for GPTI (+85), CCR (+0.6) and Fat (+0.07%), 7GU471 RANDALL is the breed leader for SCS (2.75), PL (+2.9) and DPR (+0.6) and Showcase Selections sire 7GU468 LADYS MAN is the top sire for Type (+1.7) and UDC (+1.4).
New Showcase Selections Milking Shorthorn sire
Not only has 7MS356 PATRIOT sired show-winning heifers, he is now the No. 3 active sire for Type (+0.6) and ranks second for Mobility (+1.0). He also transmits production (+430M), components (+25 CFP), total performance (+61 PPR, +166 NM$) and longevity (+1.8 LIV).
For the complete list of Select Sires' High-Components breeds, please visit www.selectsires.com or contact your Select Sires sales representative.
Based in Plain City, Ohio, Select Sires Inc. is North America's largest A.I. organization and is comprised of nine farmer-owned and -controlled cooperatives. As the industry leader, it provides highly fertile semen as well as excellence in service and programs to achieve its basic objective of supplying dairy and beef producers with North America's best genetics at a reasonable price.
Future opportunities should be plentiful for producers and processors as consumers continue to push U.S. sales upward
DENVER (April 11, 2017) — Despite the current excess supply environment, rising demand points to a bright future for the U.S. organic milk industry, leading a record number of dairies to transition to organic milk production according to a new report from CoBank. Organic milk generates the highest sales of any certified organic commodity, and steady demand growth will lift organic fluid milk market share and further stimulate product innovation. “The substantial gap between organic and conventional on-farm milk prices, combined with more price stability, is driving the transition,” says Ben Laine, CoBank senior dairy economist. “We are seeing increasing herd sizes for many existing organic dairies looking to take advantage of size efficiencies and price premiums.” The 12-month average national organic milk mailbox price in April 2016 (near the widest point in the price spread) was $36.25 per hundredweight (cwt) compared to a conventional average of $14.89 per cwt. This sizable pay difference and the extended pressure on conventional milk prices provide considerable motivation for dairies to costly three-year process. In addition, the year-long contracts common for organic production may temper the monthly price volatility often found in the conventional milk market. Consumers Committed to Organic
Higher prices for organic milk have not dampened consumer interest. “While demand for fluid milk overall has struggled to slow its downward trajectory over the past several years, organic milk is one segment experiencing strong growth,” notes Laine. “The price premium for organic milk at retail is typically second only to the premium for organic eggs.” In 2016, half-gallons of organic milk commanded a more than $2 premium over half-gallons of conventional milk. In spite of this significant difference, sales continue to increase. Valued at $1.174 billion, milk was the top organic commodity sold in 2015. The strong sales figures suggest that consumers are willing to pay the premium and there is room to grow—barring a downturn in the overall economy. Demand growth will also be influenced by the normalization of organic milk in the eyes of consumers. Processing Capacity
Despite increased consumer demand, organic milk processing capacity remains rather tight. In some cases, growth in production has exceeded what processors are able to handle, forcing them to sell organic milk as conventional milk.
This factor is a near-to-medium-term concern and is not expected to be a long-term obstacle as the industry continues to mature. “The current oversupply should be viewed in the context of the current processing capacity,” explains Laine. Private label organic milk, the evolution of other organic dairy products including cheese, butter and yogurt, as well as new industry partnerships will likely add value and additional growth opportunities to the organic dairy industry in the coming years. Food service companies are also increasing investment in organic dairy products, leading to additional demand. These factors are expected to influence processing capacity over time. “The organic dairy industry has evolved out of niche status and is rapidly maturing,” concludes Laine.
“Given the high premiums for organic milk in 2015 and 2016, a substantial addition to the organic milk supply can be expected in 2018 and 2019. But, demand growth must continue to support the additional supply.” A brief video synopsis of the report, “The U.S. Organic Dairy Industry – Booming Demand with Room to Grow,” is available on the CoBank YouTube channel. The full report is available to media upon request.
CoBank is a $126 billion cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America. The bank provides loans, leases, export financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states. The bank also provides wholesale loans and other financial services to affiliated Farm Credit associations serving more than 70,000 farmers, ranchers and other rural borrowers in 23 states around the country. CoBank is a member of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of banks and retail lending associations chartered to support the borrowing needs of U.S. agriculture, rural infrastructure and rural communities. Headquartered outside Denver, Colorado, CoBank serves customers from regional banking centers across the U.S. and also maintains an international representative office in Singapore. For more information about CoBank, visit the bank's web site at www.cobank.com.
The Oregon Dairy Industry was well represented at Dairy Day at the Capitol on March 28, thanks to these individuals pictured above and so many others that participated: l-r Sherry and Bill DeVos, Mike Miranda, Bobbi Frost, Darlene Sichley, Emily Johnson, Allan Hanselman, and Matthew Jansen. Thank you to Tillamook FFA (pictured below), St. Paul FFA, Cascade FFA and OSU Dairy Club students for your outstanding help.
Pictured l-r: Josh Seals, Laci Lourenzo, Tyler Seals
© Oregon Dairy Farmers Association, 1320 Capitol Street NE, Suite 160, Salem, OR 97301
The sale is April 28, 2017 at 6pm
A social hour will start at 5pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Madison, WI
Partnership Will Develop Anaerobic Digestion Systems for DFA Farmers
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 13, 2017) – Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national farmer-owned dairy cooperative, and Vanguard Renewables, a Massachusetts-based renewable energy developer, announce a strategic partnership to help bring anaerobic digestion technology to more farms across the country.
While waste management and environmental sustainability are top priorities for dairy farmers today, renewable energy methods, like anaerobic digesters that convert manure to energy, are not broadly used on American dairy farms. These systems often require major capital expense to implement as well as significant expertise and time commitment to manage. For these reasons, among others, farmers have been reluctant to invest in the technology, despite the benefits.
“Dairy farmers have always been great stewards of the land. But, like any business, farmers must continue to innovate and evolve,” said David Darr, president of farm services at DFA. “With this partnership, we hope to make anaerobic digestion more available to more farmers, which is not only good for the environment, but will also help our farmer families run their businesses more efficiently, and that’s a win-win.”
With the alliance, DFA and Vanguard Renewables will collaborate to develop resilient business models using anaerobic digestion systems. Working with farmers, government agencies, dairy processors and retailer customers, the partners will build business cases for innovative systems. For those business models that meet financial thresholds, Vanguard Renewables will provide capital investment for anaerobic digestion systems on DFA member farms. Vanguard also will help oversee and monitor the on-site operation of the digester on DFA member farms. This extremely valuable expertise will allow farmers to remain focused on the core operational aspects of running their farms and not get distracted by the digester, while gaining added income from dairy operations.
“Truth is, anaerobic digesters are extremely complex systems and could easily become a full-time job for a farmer to manage,” said John Hanselman, Executive Chairman at Vanguard Renewables. “We want to help farms by streamlining the development process and by providing professional operation. DFA is the perfect partner to make anaerobic digestion accessible as a mainstream technology on dairy farms across the country, addressing DFA member needs in a sustainable economy.”
Vanguard Farm Powered anaerobic digestion systems are currently operating on two DFA member farms, with the goal of adding more soon with this new DFA/Vanguard alliance.
Since 2011, brothers and DFA members Randy and Brian Jordan from Jordan Dairy Farm have been operating an anaerobic digester that combines manure and organic food waste and then puts electricity back into the utility grid.
“We are absolutely seeing the benefit of having an anaerobic digester from Vanguard Renewables on our farm,” said Randy Jordan. “Before the partnership, our monthly electric costs were more than $2,400. Now, we’re receiving low-cost energy, hot water and heat, replacing oil and propane, and natural fertilizer, which increases our hay yields. This is absolutely a partnership that will help sustain our farm for future generations.”
For more information about the alliance, visit www.dfaenergy.com
About Dairy Farmers of America
Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) is a national dairy marketing cooperative that serves and is owned by more than 13,000 members on nearly 8,000 farms in 48 states. DFA also is one of the country’s most diversified manufacturers of dairy products, food components and ingredients, and is a leader in formulating and packaging shelf-stable dairy products. For more information, call 1-888-DFA-MILK (332-6455) or visit www.dfamilk.com.
About Vanguard Renewables
Based in Wellesley, Mass. Vanguard Renewables is the premier farm-based anaerobic digestion plant owner/operator in the United States committed to Table to Farm renewable energy production. Vanguard’s Farm Powered zero-waste, closed loop process successfully combines food-based organic waste and farm manure for the environmentally sustainable production of renewable energy. Farm Powered anaerobic digestion solves food waste disposal challenges, eliminates greenhouse gas emissions and groundwater contamination from manure, and provides low-cost energy, organic fertilizer, and heat and hot water to the farm. http://www.vanguardrenewables.com/
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K. Hermans, W. Waegeman, G. Opsomer, B. Van Ranst, J. De Koster, M. Van Eetvelde, M. Hostens
Comparison of immune responses in calves fed heat-treated or unheated colostrum
S.L. Gelsinger, A.J. Heinrichs
miR-27a controls triacylglycerol synthesis in bovine mammary epithelial cells by targeting peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma
K.Q. Tang, Y.N. Wang, L.S. Zan, W.C. Yang
Intentionally induced intestinal barrier dysfunction causes inflammation, affects metabolism, and reduces productivity in lactating Holstein cows
S.K. Kvidera, M.J. Dickson, M. Abuajamieh, D.B. Snider, M. V. Sanz Fernandez, J.S. Johnson, A.F. Keating, P.J. Gorden, H.B. Green, K.M. Schoenberg, L.H. Baumgard
Short communication: Arginase inhibition reduces the synthesis of casein in bovine mammary epithelial cells
M.Z. Wang, L.Y. Ding, C. Wang, L.M. Chen, J.J. Loor, H.R. Wang
Short communication: Optimization of a timed artificial insemination program for reproductive management of heifers in Canadian dairy herds
K. Macmillan, K. Loree, R.J. Mapletoft, M.G. Colazo
Dairy Industry Today Citizens' views on the practices of zero-grazing and cow-calf separation in the dairy industry: Does providing information increase acceptability?
Maria J. Hötzel, Clarissa S. Cardoso, Angélica Roslindo, Marina A.G. von Keyserlingk
Economic opportunities for using sexed semen and semen of beef bulls in dairy herds
J.F. Ettema, J.R. Thomasen, L. Hjortø, M. Kargo, S. Østergaard, A.C. Sørensen
Symposium: ADSA Southern Section Symposium Feed sorting in dairy cattle: Causes, consequences, and management
E.K. Miller-Cushon, T.J. DeVries
Errata Corrigendum to “Hexanal as biomarker for milk oxidative stress induced by copper ions” (J. Dairy Sci. 100:1650–1656)
Mohammad Asaduzzaman, Franco Biasioli, Maria Stella Cosio, Matteo Scampicchio
Corrigendum to “Health, physiology, and behavior of dairy calves reared on 4 different substrates” (J. Dairy Sci. 100:2148–2156)
M.A. Sutherland, G.M. Worth, C. Cameron, C.M. Ross, D. Rapp
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J. Kesser, M. Korst, C. Koch, F.-J. Romberg, J. Rehage, U. Müller, M. Schmicke, K. Eder, H.M. Hammon, H. Sadri, H. Sauerwein
Current issue Volume 100 • Issue 5 May 2017
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Imagine a scholarship that keeps giving during four years of school! That’s what an anonymous donor’s special endowment to the All-American Dairy Foundation (AADF) will make possible for youth who have been involved in the activities at the All-American Dairy Show.
“We are pleased to announce this anonymous endowment to provide a new four-year scholarship award,” said AADF Executive Director Bob Heilman. “The All-American Dairy Foundation University Scholarship will be provided as a $1000 annual award on behalf of the recipient, and after the first year, the recipient is eligible for a bonus of $500.00 for up to 3 years, making a total scholarship value of $5,500.00.”
The deadline for application is July 15, 2017.
“The addition of this scholarship to the AADF program is huge. With this four-year format, the AADF will be able to make a significant impact in the future of the dairy industry by recognizing deserving youth who are working to make a difference,” said AADF Board Chairperson Irene Osborne. “The Foundation’s goal is to allow dairy youth to succeed in their areas of interest. This scholarship will offer a solid incentive for each student to keep working toward their goals.”
To be eligible for the four-year AADF University Scholarship, the applicant must have participated in activities prior to the 2017 All-American Dairy Show at either (or both) the Premier National Junior Show, Challenge Contests, or performed as a volunteer.
The applicant must also be enrolled in an undergraduate academic degree at a college, university or trade institution and may apply in any academic year with the scholarship reduced to correspond with the number of years remaining to complete their four-year academic program.
Previous non-winning applicants may apply in another academic year.
“The Foundation would love more financial support from the agricultural community so that we can provide more scholarships to deserving students,” Osborne added, noting that the Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable educational organization dedicated to the dairy youth of the All-American Dairy Show, raising funds through legacy investment, donor memberships and Amazon Smile. In 2016, AADF provided $20,670 in grants, awards and scholarships.
To view complete rules, eligibility, requirements and to download applications for the All-American Dairy Foundation four-year University Scholarship as well as the existing one-time award via the Arthur Nesbitt Scholarship, visit the Foundation at http://www.allamericandairyfoundation.org/
Completed applications and all required documentation must be postmarked by July 15, 2017 for both the new four-year AADF University Scholarship and the existing one-year Nesbitt scholarship.
The All-American Dairy Foundation’s mission is securing the funds for youth education events that are hallmarks of the annual All-American Dairy Show. These events attract over 2500 young people from coast to coast to compete annually in the Premier National Junior Show, Dairy Management Challenge Contests, Dairy Judging Contests, and other youth education activities.
HAGERSTOWN, Md. -- Lancaster Dairy Farm Automation is pleased to announce the promotion of serviceman Jonathan Kurtz to General Manager of the company.
In addition to his farm experience, Kurtz brings many years of mechanical sales and service in the industrial and agricultural fields, along with a keen understanding of new technologies and a passion for customer-first solutions.
“Our customers are already benefiting from Jon’s well-rounded background, knowledge, and outstanding interpersonal skills,” said Lancaster Dairy Vice President and CFO Fonda Rowe, noting that he specializes in tailoring routine service and maintenance plans to help customers optimize performance and manage costs and that he has been involved in customer profit teams and on-farm service and support. “Jon puts a high priority on listening to producer needs instead of coming in with preconceived ideas of what they should have. He is a real people person who finds satisfaction in the success of our customers.”
Kurtz notes that as a growing number of local producers are introduced to precision technology, “We have a great opportunity here, working with AMS Galaxy USA and their Kutztown technical center, to offer the industry’s most integrated and complete technology preparation and support to our customers,” said Kurtz about the one-arm, two-box Astrea 20.20, Urban automated calf feeders, Hetwin bedding robot and feed pusher, proprietary Heat, Herd and Health monitoring system, and a range of total farm management sensors and touch-screen apps.
“We also continue to work with conventional milking solutions through DairyMaster, AIC/Waikato and BECO. Our team of experienced personnel service and support all brands of conventional milking equipment on customer farms,” said Kurtz, who is involved in the company’s development of a new chemical line to help customers meet milk quality and cash flow challenges.
“I enjoy fine-tuning things and helping farmers manage their herds and equipment, to identify missed opportunities, and continually improve their quality while managing their costs,” said Kurtz. “My greatest satisfaction is helping a producer reduce somatic cell counts, reduce operating costs and improve the success of the dairy herd at the same time.”
Lancaster Dairy Farm Automation is building a future based on longstanding trust and integrity. “We are working with partners that share our values and our desire to prepare and support dairy producers for success into the future,” said Kurtz.
Kurtz resides in Blandon, Pennsylvania with his wife Dawn and daughter Julia.
Lancaster Dairy Farm Automation is headquartered in Hagerstown, Maryland with distribution centers in Belleville, Lititz and Kutztown, Pennsylvania.
|The Dairy Nutrition Shortcourse is designed primarily for early career nutritionists and allied industry professionals seeking a more comprehensive foundation in the principles of dairy cattle nutrition and their application within dairy herd management. The course blends classroom-based instruction with practical skill development along with networking opportunities for attendees with each other and with course faculty in informal settings. This course is a collaboration between Cornell University and Miner Institute with additional invited course faculty from other universities.
Enrollment limited to 70 participants and pre-registration is required. This course will fill quickly so register today to reserve your space!
June 5 - 8, 2017
586 Ridge Rd., Chazy, New York 12921, USA
|For full course information, visit the conference website.|
SACRAMENTO — Three public stakeholder listening sessions and one webinar are scheduled from April 17 through April 28, 2017 to obtain feedback and comments on CDFA’s Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) framework. The listening sessions are designed to obtain input from a wide group of stakeholders including but not limited to dairy and livestock farmers, environmental advocates, local community members and the general public.
AMMP receives funding from the California Climate Investments Program – proceeds.......
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CHAZY, N.Y. — Miner Institute welcomes Dr. Joe Schwarcz for a talk on Thursday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at the Joseph C. Burke Education and Research Center at Miner Institute, 586 Ridge Road, Chazy, NY. Dr. Schwarcz will give a talk as part of Miner Institute’s Agriculture in Society Speaker Series titled: Agriculture Myths and Facts. The event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Joe Schwarcz is Director of McGill University’s “Office for Science and Society.” He is well known for his informative and entertaining public lectures on topics ranging from the chemistry of love to the science of aging. Dr. Schwarcz has received numerous awards for teaching chemistry and for.............
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