Agriculture and Holstein News

Jim Harbaugh helps deliver baby calf at dairy farm

Jim Harbaugh helps deliver baby calf at dairy farm Jim Harbaugh’s offseason is moo-ving along quite well. The Michigan football coach visited Fair Oaks Farms in Indiana over the weekend and shared highlights of his adventure on Twitter, including a photo of himself helping to deliver a baby calf. See the full article at: http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/story/jim-harbaugh-delivers-baby-calf-cow-dairy-farm-michigan-football-052217

Maintain Feed Intake This Summer

Maintain Feed Intake This Summer When the temperature rises, dairy producers often see cow’s dry matter intake decline. This can be related to Sub Acute Ruminal Acidosis (SARA),1 which can lead to reduced milk production. “In particular, producers should closely look at early lactation cows once it starts getting hot,” says Anthony Hall, MSc MSB, PAS, Technical Services – Ruminant,...

Statement from Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on the 2018 Budget

Statement from Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on the 2018 Budget (Washington, D.C., May 23, 2017) – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today issued the following statement on the proposed FY 2018 budget: “President Trump promised he would realign government spending, attempt to eliminate duplication or redundancy, and see that all government agencies are efficiently delivering services to the taxpayers of America. ...

NMC heads to Boise for July regional meeting

NMC heads to Boise for July regional meeting Conference features tours, interactive workshops, milk quality experts NEW PRAGUE, MN – Join milk quality enthusiasts in Boise, Idaho, for the 2017 National Mastitis Council (NMC) Regional Meeting, July 19-20, at The Grove Hotel. “The 2017 regional meeting is designed for dairy producers and their employees, veterinarians, mastitis/milk quality specialists, researchers, extension...

Former Tesla Exec. George Blankenship receives Alltech Medal of Excellence

Former Tesla Exec. George Blankenship receives Alltech Medal of Excellence

Former Tesla Exec. George Blankenship receives Alltech Medal of Excellence Innovative and influential disruptor recognised for his contributions to the customer experience Alltech’s conference, now in its 33rd year, opened today in Lexington, Ky, USA  – Former Tesla Motors, Apple Computer and GAP Inc. executive George Blankenshipreceived the Alltech Medal of Excellence at ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference (ONE 17),...

CWT Assists with 2.8 Million Pounds of Cheese and Butter Export Sales

CWT Assists with 2.8 Million Pounds of Cheese and Butter Export Sales   ARLINGTON, VA – Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 14 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Foremost Farms USA, Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold) and Tillamook County Creamery Association, which have contracts to sell 2.57 million pounds (1,165 metric tons) of Cheddar and Monterey Jack...

Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding Update

Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding Update May 22, 2017 CDCB Leadership Changes The CDCB Board of Directors is pleased to announce newly-elected directors and advisory members. These directors are designated by sector for a three-year term during the CDCB Annual Meeting: Gordie Cook, from Holstein Association USA Inc., representing the Purebred Dairy Cattle Association. Bill Verboort, from AgriTech Analytics, representing...

Dairy Iowa Event is June 8

Dairy Iowa Event is June 8   Click here if you are having trouble viewing this message. Dairy Iowa Event is June 8 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5/22/2017 CONTACT: Mitch Schulte Industry Relations Manager 319-228-8503 [email protected] Dairy Iowa Event is June 8 ANKENY, Iowa – Dairy Iowa, a partnership between individuals and organizations invested in Iowa’s dairy industry, will hold its...

Elanco Seeks Injunction to Stop Arla Foods’ Deceptive rbST Advertising

Elanco Seeks Injunction to Stop Arla Foods’ Deceptive rbST Advertising Company alleges nationwide campaign misleads consumers on product safety   Greenfield, Ind., May 22, 2017 – Last Friday, Eli Lilly Elanco US Inc. (Elanco) initiated a legal action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin against international dairy conglomerate Arla Foods demanding that Arla immediately cease...

Market Report Friday, May 19, 2017

Market Report Friday, May 19, 2017 Market Report Friday, May 19, 2017 Friday, May 19, 2017 Receipts of 864 Hd. Dairy Replacements steady. Weigh Cows and Bull market steady with a week ago. Many thanks to all our Customers  for your quality consignments throughout  the year and a big thanks to all the buyers for your continued support. Springers #...

The Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation

The Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation Breakfast on the Farm Join the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation for the 8th annual Breakfast on the Farm Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 8:30a.m.- noon at Iowa’s Dairy Center, Calmar, Iowa. We’ll serve up a great wholesome breakfast and provide guided tram tours of the nationally-recognized Dairy Center. The kids will enjoy the chance to...

FFA was left out of state budget. The cries of protest reached the governor

FFA was left out of state budget. The cries of protest reached the governor High school technical education programs such as Future Farmers of America have a future in California, after all. Omitted from Gov. Jerry Brown’s latest budget proposal, FFA and other Career Technical Education programs were given a reprieve Friday. In an email to “Ag and Ag Education Stakeholders,” California Department of...

Family’s dairy farm thrives in Iowa

Family’s dairy farm thrives in Iowa An Iowa family’s dairy farm is thriving due to their. Is it possible to support five 21st century households with the income from a family-run dairy operation? It may sound like an idea best left to a bygone era or perhaps something only a large, automated operation could accomplish. However, Hansen’s Farm Fresh Dairy...

Trumps signs $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia on ‘a tremendous day’

Trumps signs $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia on ‘a tremendous day’ President Trump signed a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia on Saturday, at the start of his first foreign trip since taking office. “That was a tremendous day. Tremendous investments in the United States,” Trump said. “Hundreds of billions of dollars of investments into the United...

Prized show cows saved from barn fire in Climax

Prized show cows saved from barn fire in Climax CLIMAX, N.C. — Smoke and a pile of rubble is all that’s left of Robert Field’s barn after a fired destroyed it early Thursday morning.“It was terrible,” Fields said. “That’s all I can say. It was terrible.”Fields owns Rocking F Farm in Climax.At about 1 a.m. Thursday morning, he heard sirens...

Dairy Day at the Mooseum features parade of cows

Dairy Day at the Mooseum features parade of cows   The third annual Dairy Day at the MOOseum event at the Hoard Historical Museum and National Dairy Shrine Museum, 401 Whitewater Ave., Fort Atkinson, will be held from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, June 3. The free event features a parade of cows and calves from all seven breeds, a baking contest,...

Short-Duration Therapy is Effective, Economical Choice for Mastitis

Short-Duration Therapy is Effective, Economical Choice for Mastitis Short-Duration Therapy is Effective, Economical Choice for Mastitis Head-to-head studies show five-day treatments may be excessive use of antibiotics DULUTH, Georgia (May 18, 2017)- The new Veterinary Feed Directive rule has reminded the dairy industry to take a step back and ensure antibiotics are always being used in a judicious manner for...

Dairy Wants Swift Action by Lighthizer to Start NAFTA Modernization Efforts

Dairy Wants Swift Action by Lighthizer to Start NAFTA Modernization Efforts Maintain Trade with Mexico and Improve Market Access to Canada, Leaders Say   WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. dairy industry commended Robert Lighthizer, the newly confirmed U.S. Trade Representative, for taking swift action under the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act (TPA) to begin the process for modernizing...

Aussie farmers monitoring cows from space

Aussie farmers monitoring cows from space Imagine being able control cattle yards and keep an eye on your farm from space. That’s exactly what’s happening on a handful of cattle stations in Australia’s north. The precision pastoral project reduces costs, time and labour, and has given the industry important backing when it comes to animal welfare and land management. Newcastle...