Three U.S. dairy producers experience the luck of the Irish with the Alltech & KEENAN Great Green Getaway sweepstakes

Three U.S. dairy producers experience the luck of the Irish with the Alltech & KEENAN Great Green Getaway sweepstakes Ashley Irvin from Tennessee, Hans Greisen from Wisconsin, and Mary Van Rossum from Wisconsin, were selected by a live, random draw during the 2017 World Dairy Expo to win a trip for two to Ireland for the week of St. Patrick’s Day 2018 – For three U.S. dairy producers, the luck of the Irish was on their side when their names were selected in a live, random draw for

Dr. Mac Campbell Joins Cargill Animal Nutrition

Dr. Mac Campbell Joins Cargill Animal Nutrition   HOPKINS, Minn. – Cargill Animal Nutrition is happy to announce the hiring of Dr. Mac Campbell as a dairy technical specialist supporting the Mid-Atlantic region. Dr. Campbell obtained his B.S. in 2012 in Animal Science with a focus in dairy at the University of Maryland, and his Ph.D. in dairy science from the University of Vermont through the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute. “I’m excited for the opportunity to work one-on-one with our Cargill Dairy Focus Consultants and producers here in

Dairy industry praises bill to allow low-fat flavored milk in schools

Dairy industry praises bill to allow low-fat flavored milk in schools   Reps. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., and Joe Courtney, D-Conn., today introduced a bill that would allow schools to offer low-fat flavored milk with no more than 150 calories per 8-ounce serving as well as fat-free flavored milk in the federal school lunch and breakfast programs. The bill allows individual schools and school districts to determine which milkfat varieties to offer their students…….. READ MORE SOURCE……. http://www.thefencepost.com/news/dairy-industry-praises-bill-to-allow-low-fat-flavored-milk/   Dairy industry praises bill to allow low-fat flavored milk in schools

Don’t Feed the Fever

Don’t Feed the Fever   Keeping cattle healthy — and encouraging quicker recovery from illness — helps animals direct their energy towards growth and production. Any disease challenge requires cattle to mount an immune response. In the zero-sum game of livestock production, this means resources are pulled away from building muscle mass or producing milk. “It’s extremely important for us to provide the animal with the optimal environment and tools to maintain a healthy immune system,” says Ty Schmidt, Ph.D., PAS, Assistant Professor of Muscle Biology/Physiology at the University of

Winners Announced in Record-Year World Forage Analysis Superbowl

Winners Announced in Record-Year World Forage Analysis Superbowl   MADISON, WI – The World Forage Analysis Superbowl evaluated a record-breaking 1,066 entries and presented awards to top finishers at the World Forage Analysis Superbowl Awards Luncheon, sponsored by Mycogen Seeds, at World Dairy Expo® on October 4. Breezy Hill Dairy, Dallas, Wis., took home Grand Champion Forage honors and was awarded $2,500 from Kemin for the recognition. The Grand Champion First-Time Entrant cash award of $1,500, sponsored by Kuhn North America, went to Judd Farms, Waterville, Minn. In addition, two

 2017 Update: Bunker Silo Safety Reminder from the OSHA Work Group

2017 Update: Bunker Silo Safety Reminder from the OSHA Work Group (NYCAMH, NEDPA, NYFB and PRO-DAIRY) A sample of items to cover for pre-harvest preparation and safety meetings: • Farm specific safety concerns and other issues: narrow roads, soft shoulders, main highways, traffic, spilling silage or tracking mud on roads, etc. • Rules of the road, safe speed, specified routes and alternatives to reduce neighbor irritation. Beware of complacency – the 22th time at the same stop sign can get boring, but you still need to stop! • Get a

New VP Sales & Marketing NAFTA at HAMLET PROTEIN Inc.

New VP Sales & Marketing NAFTA at HAMLET PROTEIN Inc.   Bryan Horn has joined HAMLET PROTEIN Inc. in the position as VP Sales & Marketing for the NAFTA region. From the facilities in Findlay, Ohio, Bryan Horn will be responsible for developing HAMLET PROTEIN´s sales and customer service in the NAFTA region and to support the continued quest to deliver the company’s strategic goals in the high quality soy protein market within young animal nutrition.  Bryan Horn holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with emphasis on Animal Science

Using Drought-Stressed Corn for Silage

Using Drought-Stressed Corn for Silage   It is estimated that about 3 percent of the U.S. corn crop experienced drought conditions this year.1 If plants were stressed in the field, there will likely be challenges ensiling and feeding it too. “First off, nitrates can accumulate when corn is under drought stress, and high levels of nitrates can be harmful to animal health,” says Renato Schmidt, Ph.D., Technical Services – Forage, Lallemand Animal Nutrition. “We can still produce good silage from drought-stressed corn as long as the crop is harvested correctly,

AFIA Praises FDA For Pushing FSMA Compliance Inspections to Fall 2018

AFIA Praises FDA For Pushing FSMA Compliance Inspections to Fall 2018 ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 11, 2017 – The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) commends the Food and Drug Administration for announcing that it has effectively delayed inspections for animal food facilities to be in compliance with some parts of the animal food rule within the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) until fall 2018. Dr. Steve Solomon, director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, told an audience of roughly 400 industry officials participating in the Association of American Feed Control Officials’

AFIA Provides Input on NAFTA Modernization

AFIA Provides Input on NAFTA Modernization   ARLINGTON, Va., June 12, 2017 — The American Feed Industry Association appreciates the opportunity to provide input to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representatives on the U.S. animal food industry’s objectives for the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Feed Trade Agreement. “We need to keep animal food exports strong and growing in the face of intense global competition, and we strongly support the efforts of the Trump Administration to modernize and strengthen the U.S.’s trading relationship with Canada and Mexico,” explained

Farmers say non-dairy should not be described as ‘milk’

Farmers say non-dairy should not be described as ‘milk’   Farmers have raised concerns about soya and almond “milk” being described as milk because it does not come from a cow, the Telegraph can reveal. The National Farmers Union said it had noticed several instances of milk alternatives being promoted in a way which does not make clear that they are non-dairy. It comes after the Advertising Standards Agency Source: Farmers say non-dairy should not be described as ‘milk’

Seminars Address Forage Opportunities

Seminars Address Forage Opportunities   MADISON, WIS. – The World Forage Analysis Superbowl is once again hosting forage seminars for those attending World Dairy Expo®. This year’s schedule includes discussions about small grains, impacts of genetic changes in forages, limiting leaf loss in alfalfa and safety protocols. Seminars are held daily on the Dairy Forage Seminar Stage, located on the east end of the Arena Building at the Alliant Energy Center. Following is a schedule of the 2017 Forage Seminars: Wednesday, Oct. 4 10:00 a.m.     Cereal-Grain Forages: Providing Nutrient Management

Probiotics Support Transition Cow Health and Immune Function

Probiotics Support Transition Cow Health and Immune Function   One of the most demanding times in the life of a dairy cow is the period three weeks before and after calving. This transition increases the cow’s risk for illness and metabolic disorders, which can result in severe productivity losses.1 “Transition cows are often exposed to stressors such as pen movements, ration changes or environmental stress,” notes Angel Aguilar, Ph.D., Dipl. ACAN, Technical Services Manager, Lallemand Animal Nutrition. “These stressors can take a toll and make cows more likely to develop

Nielsen Receives Equine Nutrition Research Award

Nielsen Receives Equine Nutrition Research Award Brian D. Nielsen, Ph.D., receives Equine Nutrition Research Award from Ashley Wagner, Ph.D., Probiotech ARLINGTON, Va., June 5, 2017 –– The Equine Science Society (ESS) recognized Brian D. Nielsen, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University, for his professional achievements in the equine industry Friday, June 2, at the 2017 ESS Symposium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Equine Nutrition Research Award is sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association as part of its ongoing awards program, which dates back