Brrrr....Care of Your Calves
11/20/14 - Features
We are seeing colder temperatures across most of the U.S. and that means extra care for our animals, particularly calves. Dr. Tom Earleywine of Land O’ Lakes Animal Milk Products, has some great tips when it comes to taking care of calves during these cold months. Listen […]
Podcast: Planning for Profitability
11/09/14 - Features
Our guest on DairyLine Radio Monday was Dr. David Kirk, Dairy Technology Manager for Prince Agri Products. He shared what steps dairy producers can take to plan for a profitable 2015.
Listen to the complete interview by clicking here. […]
Beef & Dairy Leaders Discuss BVDV Eradication
11/01/14 - Features
AUSTIN, Texas -- More than 50 veterinarians, laboratory personnel, researchers and animal health company officials participated in the Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus Eradication: Reality or Myth? Symposium on Oct. 13 in Kansas City, Missouri. The symposium, which addressed the significant economic […]
Beware of Silage Avalanches
10/30/14 - Features
Beware of Silage Avalanches
October 30, 3014 — It only takes a split second for a chunk of silage to silently break off a face and they can be deadly to anybody underneath them. The Silage Man, Keith Bolsen has seen this first hand and realizes avalanches are going to happen, but so can […]
Compost Smarter, Not Harder Workshop set for Nov. 5 in PA
10/24/14 - Features
Midwest Bio-Systems is hosting the Compost Smarter, Not Harder Workshop in New Holland, PA on November 5, 2014. This is an event where attendees will gain important insights into how to solve four of the most vexing problems most composting operations experience.
- How to increase […]
PDPF Making Grant Funds Available
10/22/14 - Features
Professional Dairy Producers Foundation (PDPF) is seeking applications from educational programs for competitive grant dollars. PDPF is looking to support unique programs that help build dairy producer professionalism and public trust in how dairy products are produced. Programs should […]
World Dairy Expo Futurity Entries Due Soon
10/20/14 - Features
Dairy cattle exhibitors are encouraged to enter animals for the 2017 World Dairy Expo International Futurity. Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Jersey, Milking Shorthorn and Red & White Three-Year-Old Futurity competitions will be held, as well as an overall and reserve overall winner […]
Winter Calf Barn Ventilation 101
10/18/14 - Features
Many calf barns rely on natural ventilation to provide clean, fresh air to calf pens. But, as the weather cools down and winter approaches, there can be a tendency to close the doors, windows and curtains on the calf barn in an effort to reduce drafts. Preventing cold air from blowing on calves can […]
Dairy Forum is January 25-28, 2015
10/17/14 - Features
The International Dairy Foods Association’s annual Dairy Forum is January 25-28 at Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton, Florida and is what IDFA calls “a dynamic, annual gathering that brings together the leadership of the U.S. dairy industry – processors, producers, […]
NMSU Hosts Symposium on Mineral Nutrition for Cattle
10/16/14 - Features
CORONA, N.M. – Experts will help ranchers consider the importance of mineral nutrition for their cattle herds at a special one-day symposium – “Minerals and their Role in Ranch Sustainability” – set for Nov. 20 at New Mexico State University’s Southwest Center for […]
USDA study compares small conventional, grazing & organic herds
10/15/14 - Features
More and more, consumers are seeking reassurance that farmers are using good animal husbandry practices resulting in well-cared for animals. Even restaurants and grocery store supply chains have begun requiring supplying farms to provide evidence of “acceptable” animal management […]
National Dairy Shrine Introduces Meyer-Nesbitt Award
10/14/14 - Features
The National Dairy Shrine introduced the Gene Meyer - Arthur Nesbitt 4-E award to recognize individuals who have provided long-term support and exceptional contributions to National Dairy Shrine like Gene Meyer and Arthur Nesbitt.
Those who exhibit, EXTRA EFFORT, ENERGY, & ENTHUSIASM. […]
Apply Now for Dairy Challenge Social Media Corps
10/13/14 - Features
Madison, WI, October 8, 2014 – Calling all dairy communications students! The North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge (NAIDC) and Farm Credit are now recruiting for the 2014-2015 Dairy Challenge Social Media Corps. This unique opportunity allows students to gain real-world experience in […]
Midwest grain growers ‘Invest an acre to feed the world’
10/09/14 - Features
Landmark Services Cooperative members can help feed their communities this fall through a partnership with Feeding America’s Invest an Acre program. Through the program, grain growers have the opportunity to donate profits from their harvest to those struggling with hunger.
A New Approach to Calf Milk Replacer Formulation
10/09/14 - Features
Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products introduces a new approach to calf milk replacer formulation with protein blend calf milk replacers.
Growing demand for whey protein drives both milk prices and the input costs of calf milk replacer protein – an opportunity for dairy producers and a […]
Robotic Milking is "On the Move"
10/09/14 - Features
Robotic Milking is “On the Move”
October 9, 2014 — Robotic milking is becoming more and more popular in the U.S. and worldwide. While attending World Dairy Expo last week in Wisconsin, Greg Larson with GEA Farm Technologies says he met with producers from New Zealand, […]
Growing Farm to School Program Gets Easier
10/08/14 - Features
The USDA Farm to School Planning Toolkit provides school districts helpful questions to consider and resources to reference when building their programs.
Healthy habits are taking root in our nation’s schools. Thanks to an important commitment made possible by the Healthy, […]
Youth Movement Seen At World Dairy Expo
10/06/14 - Features
October 6, 2014 -- Last week’s annual World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin was “above average” in more ways than one. The dairy industry’s robust economy had many dairy cow enthusiasts in a great mood making the show a success for attendees and exhibitors.
“We were […]
Play Safe on the Farm
10/06/14 - Features
Farms and ranches offer children a unique environment in which to live, play, work and grow up.
With all the excitement and whirlwind of activities, potential hazards lurk around every machine shed, tractor, silo and grain bin.
Like a moth to a flame, […]
Dairy Girl Network to be introduced at World Dairy Expo
09/25/14 - Features
Women representing all aspects of the dairy industry now have an opportunity to join the Dairy Girl Network.
Expressing values to connect, inspire and achieve, the intent of the Dairy Girl Network committee is to develop appealing and applicable programming for both women operators […]
USFRA Names Faces of Farming Finalists
09/12/14 - Features
CHESTERFIELD, MO. (September 11, 2014) – Today, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA®) announced the finalists of its next class of Faces of Farming and Ranching, a nationwide search to help put real faces on agriculture. The following farmers and ranchers were named […]
Robotic Milkings Impact on Feed Costs
09/11/14 - Features
Robotic Milking’s Impact on Feed Costs
September 11, 2014 — What is the impact on feed costs when converting to a robotic milking system? Greg Larson from GEA Farm Technologies explains in this month’s “Robotic Milking Minute” radio segment: […]
Calf nutrition: Get them started right
09/04/14 - Features
Shoreview, Minn. [September 4, 2014] – Studies show feeding calves to a higher plane of nutrition may result in increased growth rates as well as decreased treatment costs and increased overall health. But what happens after the calf is weaned, do the benefits carry through post-weaning? Is it […]
Merck Recognizes 4-H Members
09/03/14 - Features
SUMMIT, N.J., September 3, 2014 – In support of its commitment to 4-H, education and the development of the next generation of industry leaders, Merck Animal Health has proudly sponsored the inaugural Young Advocates for Agriculture Award. Through this award, high school students are […]
Milk quality meeting draws international audience to Belgium
08/27/14 - Features
Ghent, Belgium served as the host site for over 650 milk quality professionals from 51 countries attending the National Mastitis Council (NMC) Regional Meeting. The meeting, held August 4-6, is the first of its kind held outside of North America and was jointly organized with the M-team at Ghent […]