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Three Dairy Producers Recognized for Judicious Use of Antibiotics

Three Dairy Producers Recognized for Judicious Use of Antibiotics Boehringer Ingelheim salutes those who use products judiciously to help prevent resistance and continue to provide a safe and wholesome food supply. DULUTH, Georgia (October 13, 2017) — Boehringer Ingelheim recognized three dairy producers who demonstrated their commitment to the well-being of animals, consumers and the industry with the judicious use of antibiotics in their Producers for Progress recognition program. Megan Hickey of Prairieland Dairy in Firth, Nebraska, was chosen as the grand prize winner out of nearly 200 applicants. “I’m honored

NAFTA Holds Mexico’s Door Open to U.S. Wheat; Could Open Cross-Border Trade with Canada

NAFTA Holds Mexico’s Door Open to U.S. Wheat; Could Open Cross-Border Trade with Canada by Steve Mercer, U.S. Wheat Association, Inc. and Veronica Nigh Wheat is the source of 20 percent of the world’s caloric intake and a dietary staple around the world. It is an excellent source of energy-providing complex carbohydrates, fiber, B vitamins and iron. The U.S. wheat store is always open because hard-working farm families produce enough wheat every year to fill American tables, while still supplying a leading share of world trade with six distinct wheat classes.

Farmers Edge and Planet Partner to Change Global Agriculture Using Daily Satellite Imagery and Real-Time Big Data Insights

Farmers Edge and Planet Partner to Change Global Agriculture Using Daily Satellite Imagery and Real-Time Big Data Insights   Landmark deal delivers Planet’s global daily imagery directly to Farmers Edge users, enabling growers to improve crop yields, quickly react to crop stress and boost profitability     WINNIPEG, Manitoba and SAN FRANCISCO, California – October 11, 2017 – Farmers Edge™, a global leader in decision agriculture, announced today a strategic partnership to bring Planet’s best-in-class global monitoring data and platform capabilities to the Farmers Edge precision agriculture product suite. Planet

#Fridaysonthefarm: Fourth-Generation Dairy Family Powers the Future

#Fridaysonthefarm: Fourth-Generation Dairy Family Powers the Future #Fridaysonthefarm: Fourth-Generation Dairy Family Powers the Future This Friday, visit the Scott Brothers Dairy in San Jacinto, California, where a fourth-generation farm family makes history with a state-of-the-art manure gasification system. Follow USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s #Fridaysonthefarm interactive stories each Friday! Visit local farms, ranches, forests and resource areas where NRCS and partners help people help the land. View all #Fridaysonthefarm stories: http://arcg.is/2nZBRNo USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.   #Fridaysonthefarm: Fourth-Generation Dairy Family Powers the Future SaveSave

Filament seeks 2018 summer intern

Filament seeks 2018 summer intern   Madison, Wis. – Filament, located in the heart of Madison, Wis., is seeking its 2018 summer intern. “If you’re passionate about marketing and communications, love agriculture and have hands-on experience working with animals then an internship at Filament might just be for you,” says Kristi Olson, marketing executive with Filament. “Our internship provides students real-world marketing and communications experiences.” Qualified applicants should be college juniors or seniors studying agricultural journalism, agricultural marketing/business, animal science, communications or a related field. Filament summer

Dairy Challenge Event: Hire and Retain the Best

Dairy Challenge Event: Hire and Retain the Best A UNIQUE HIRING EVENT FOR DAIRY PRODUCERS OCTOBER 27, 2017 Sunnyside Dairy  |  2174 Saxton Road   |  Scipio Center, NY4:30 PM     Refreshments 5:00 PM  Presentation by Dan SimmonsProfessional recruiter Dan Simmons will coach you in ways to attract talent to your farm. Dan will meet with producers and sponsors beginning at 5:00 PM and you will have an opportunity to put his suggestions to work when joined by ~120 students who are participating in the Northeast Dairy Challenge and are seeking careers

Industrywide Food Safety Initiative Focuses on Artisan & Farmstead Cheesemakers

Industrywide Food Safety Initiative Focuses on Artisan & Farmstead Cheesemakers Free training course, interactive website part of new resources   ROSEMONT, Ill. – Food safety is a longstanding priority for the dairy industry and farmers. Industry leaders understand the importance of keeping consumers safe and know that one negative incident could affect consumer confidence, which could impact sales. For this reason, food safety is a key priority for the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, founded in 2008 by dairy farmers through their checkoff. The organization allows the dairy community to

Alliance celebrates a successful year of bridging the communication gap between farm and fork

Alliance celebrates a successful year of bridging the communication gap between farm and fork Annual report for May 2016 – April 2017 released October 11, 2017– The Animal Agriculture Alliance recently released its annual report for fiscal year 2017 (May 2016 – April 2017), which includes highlights in the organization’s work to connect food industry stakeholders, engage key influencers and protect the future of animal agriculture. As the Alliance is celebrating its 30th anniversary, the report also includes a timeline of significant achievements from the past three decades. “Our annual

AGCO First Agricultural Manufacturer to Receive the AME Excellence Award

AGCO First Agricultural Manufacturer to Receive the AME Excellence Award AGCO Jackson, Minn., manufacturing’s use of innovative, Glass assisted-reality technology generates significant business, quality and process improvements DULUTH, Ga. (Oct. 11, 2017) — AGCO Jackson Operations, the Minnesota-based manufacturing center for AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO), a worldwide distributor and manufacturer of agricultural equipment, is the first agricultural manufacturer to receive the AME Excellence Award presented by the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME). The Jackson facility manufactures complex, custom-configured Challenger® and Massey Ferguson® agricultural machines, including tractors and application equipment. The 2017

 AdVenture Capital Farm-to-Table Challenge Presented by Dairy Farmers of America 

 AdVenture Capital Farm-to-Table Challenge Presented by Dairy Farmers of America  Brings Together Students to Pitch Ideas for a Chance to Win Grants  “Shark Tank-style” event funds innovative solutions to bring dairy farm-to-table story to life in schools and communities  Kansas City, Kan., Oct. 11, 2017 — Students from the Kansas City area were given the unique opportunity to participate in the AdVenture Capital Farm-to-Table Challenge presented by Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), and supported by GENYOUth and Midwest Dairy Council. The event fostered student-led, dairy farm-to-table themed ideas to drive

August Trade Data Shows Strong Exports Continue

August Trade Data Shows Strong Exports Continue by Katelyn McCullock August trade data showed exports continued at a double-digit pace, increasing 15 percent over August 2016.  This marks the third straight month of double-digit export increases and extends the year-to-date lead to 15 percent over last year. Leading the way in the month of August were increases to Vietnam (113 percent), Japan ( 9 percent), followed by Hong Kong (28 percent), and Canada (18 percent).  Mexico and other countries showed single-digit increases, while China and South Korea posted year-over-year declines. Read More

New Event at NE Dairy Challenge to Attract Producers

New Event at NE Dairy Challenge to Attract Producers The Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge is scheduled to take place from October 26 through the 28 in Auburn, N.Y. The annual contest attracts 120 students from 13 colleges and universities through the northeast, as well as 100 industry professionals in leadership, planning and mentoring roles. This year, a new event on Friday night will bring dairy producers and students together for a unique educational and hiring opportunity. Sunnyside Dairy in Scipio Center, N.Y., will host local dairy producers, students and industry

Global ‘Cheeseheads’ Drive Growing Demand for U.S. Exports

Global ‘Cheeseheads’ Drive Growing Demand for U.S. Exports Global ‘Cheeseheads’ Drive Growing Demand for U.S. Exports by Merle McNeil, October 11, 2017 U.S. cheese shipments to China, South Korea, Mexico and Japan have soared and the broader outlook looks promising as the world’s growing love affair with cheese continues. Read The U.S. Dairy Export Council Managed by Dairy Management Inc.  2107 Wilson Blvd. Suite 600 Arlington,  VA  22201-3061 |  USA Global ‘Cheeseheads’ Drive Growing Demand for U.S. Exports SaveSave

What Dairy Producers Need to Know About BRD

What Dairy Producers Need to Know About BRD Nearly all dairy operations managers have heard of Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD), also referred to as pneumonia, and take necessary precautions to avoid it spreading in their herds. BRD causes approximately 30 percent of cattle deaths worldwide and is the number one cause of mortality in weaned calves1,2. Because of the challenges in managing and controlling BRD, it is important for dairy producers to utilize all available tools and information in the fight. Treating calves at the right time can help stop

Posts from Florida Dairy Farmers Milk Blog for 10/12/2017

Posts from Florida Dairy Farmers Milk Blog for 10/12/2017 DAILY DAIRY OCT. 12, 2017 Celebrating our Dairy Farmers on National Farmers Day October 12th is one of our favorite days of the year. It’s a day we celebrate the boots on the ground who help feed the world, a day we celebrate and thank our farmers…it’s National Farmers Day! Read More Looking for More News? Join Florida Dairy Farmers at the 2017 Southern Women’s Show! Dairy Farmers in Florida Prepare for Hurricane Irma Let Florida Dairy Farmers Upgrade Your Seats

CowManager Celebrates Five Years in the Ear in the U.S. and Canada

CowManager Celebrates Five Years in the Ear in the U.S. and Canada   PLAIN CITY, Ohio and HARMELEN, Netherlands, October 12, 2017— CowManager® has been on the market since 2012 and has been at the forefront of cutting-edge cow-monitoring ear technology during that time. CowManager CEO, Teo Griffioen, and his passionate team are always searching for innovation. Most team members have a background in dairy farming and therefore a desire to improve the livelihood and profitability of dairy producers. CowManager provides accurate, real-time information on fertility, health and nutrition. These

Be our guest, meet our guests! / National Conference for Agribusiness

Be our guest, meet our guests! / National Conference for Agribusiness We have invited key business and industry guests for discussion at the 2017 National Conference for Agribusiness. Check it out! Meet Brad Selby, division manager withConsolidated Electrical Distributor Inc.(CED). With over 600 locations in 48 states, CED provides energy management systems and lighting solutions. Brad will join us at the 2017 National Conference for Food and Agribusiness to discuss CED’s approach to meeting its customers’ requirements and winning bids without sacrificing margin. When Brad takes the stage, he will

Applications for 2017 PDPW Mentor Program, Due November 10

Applications for 2017 PDPW Mentor Program, Due November 10 College Students Matched with Dairy Producers to Provide Real-World Experiences in Dairy Industry DAIRY NEWS – College students considering a career in the dairy industry or dairy production are encouraged to apply for the 2017 PDPW Mentor Program, brought to you by Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW). The program provides a unique opportunity for students to gain on-the-ground experience on leading dairy farms and network with farmers and industry professionals.   Applications are due by Nov. 10, 2017.  Once received, students’ applications

Novus International U.S. Offices Join Forces to Raise Over $20,000 for Hurricane Relief

Novus International U.S. Offices Join Forces to Raise Over $20,000 for Hurricane Relief ST. LOUIS, Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — In Missouri, hurricanes are not often a threat, but for Novus International, Inc. the proximity to the devastation did not matter. Part of their team was impacted, so the whole region came to help. The company raised over $20,000 to help those affected by the storms in Texas. Novus is a global animal nutrition and health solutions provider with more than 700 employees in 35 countries worldwide. Part of this workforce

NMPF Pokes FDA for Taking Action Against Granola Made with “Love,” But Not “Milks” Made from Plants

NMPF Pokes FDA for Taking Action Against Granola Made with “Love,” But Not “Milks” Made from Plants   ARLINGTON, VA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent enforcement action against a Massachusetts granola maker for listing “love” as an ingredient in its product is a clear indication that the agency has time and resources to enforce regulations against the use of the term “milk” on the labels of plant-derived dairy imitators, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) said today. In a letter to FDA, NMPF pointed out that

NIFA Honors Land-Grant University Partners, Announces Hall of Fame Inductees

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIFA Honors Land-Grant University Partners, Announces Hall of Fame Inductees WASHINGTON, D.C. Oct. 12 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today honored several land-grant university partners during its annual Day of Appreciation ceremony. Those honored were recognized for supporting NIFA’s mission to advance agricultural research, education, and extension to solve significant societal challenges. “NIFA is committed to supporting the research, education, and extension efforts of its land-grant university partners,” said NIFA

10 FINALISTS NAMED FOR 2017 HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS PRIZE FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE IN SKILLED TRADES High School Teachers, Schools to Share $500,000

10 FINALISTS NAMED FOR 2017 HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS PRIZE FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE IN SKILLED TRADES High School Teachers, Schools to Share $500,000 CALABASAS, Calif.- Harbor Freight Tools for Schools announced today the 10 finalists for the inaugural Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence, which will award more than $500,000 to skilled trades teachers and programs in American public high schools. Drawn from across the country and representing skilled trades like construction, automotive, architecture, woodworking, manufacturing and marine systems technology, the 10 finalists are in the

UANY HARBOR SCHOOL MARINE SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY TEACHER NAMED FINALIST FOR 2017 HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS PRIZE FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE Teacher, School Guaranteed $30,000; Could Win Top Award of $100,000

UANY HARBOR SCHOOL MARINE SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY TEACHER NAMED FINALIST FOR 2017 HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS PRIZE FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE Teacher, School Guaranteed $30,000; Could Win Top Award of $100,000 BROOKLYN, N.Y.- An Urban Assembly New York Harbor School marine systems technology teacher was named today one of 10 finalists for the 2017 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence, which will award more than $500,000 to outstanding skilled trades teachers and programs in American public high schools. As a finalist, the school and teacher will receive at

Dairy Strong 2018 registration is open!

Dairy Strong 2018 registration is open! Registration now open! January 17-18, 2018 Monona Terrace, Madison, Wis. An inclusive event moving us forward… Be inspired and re-energize with a diverse program of events. Learn about current research and new technologies, get updates on dairy policy, network with farmers and fellow industry representatives on the trade show floor, and enjoy a keynote by Bud Selig, former commissioner of Major League Baseball. . See the full conference schedule here. Farmers at Dairy Strong are leaders, decision makers, owners and managers. They are progressive in their business practices and buying decisions. They

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

Record Set in 2017 WDE Youth Showmanship Contest

Record Set in 2017 WDE Youth Showmanship Contest   MADISON, WIS. – A record-breaking 424 youth exhibitors competed in the 2017 World Dairy Expo® Youth Showmanship Contest on Thursday, October 5. Youth showmen from around the globe competed for top honors in Junior, Intermediate and Senior Showmanship Divisions. Winning the Junior Division, the W. Terry Howard Award and clippers from Andis Company was Brianna Meyer of Chilton, Wis.; the Intermediate Division, the Howard Voegeli Award and clippers from Andis Company were won by Taylor Vander Meulen of Brighton, Ont.; and

 Chairman Goodlatte Addresses New Immigration Bill at American Dairy Coalition Meeting

Chairman Goodlatte Addresses New Immigration Bill at American Dairy Coalition Meeting Through the use of modern technology, the Chairman of the Judiciary speaks to dairy producers and allied industry during last week during the World Dairy Expo ADC held an informative session highlighting the details of the recently introduced Agriculture Guestworker Act (AG Act) at this year’s World Dairy Expo event. Before a standing-room-only crowd, a message recorded especially for ADC’s attendees by Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) was played to provide an overview of his AG

Leadership Series Provides Tools, Training for Effective Consumer Engagement

Leadership Series Provides Tools, Training for Effective Consumer Engagement On-Farm Training Series to be Held in Kewaunee and Clark Counties DAIRY NEWS – In today’s crowded digital and traditional media environment, with more and more consumers generations removed from the farm, it is an ongoing challenge for farmers to tell their story and protect their livelihood.  The Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) Dairy’s Visible Voice® training series is a five-session leadership series that gives dairy farmers proven communications skills to position their business for success and amplify the value they bring

CWT Assists with 961,216 Pounds of Cheese and Butter Export Sales

CWT Assists with 961,216 Pounds of Cheese and Butter Export Sales   ARLINGTON, VA – Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted five requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold), and Tillamook County Creamery Association that have contracts to sell 740,753 pounds (336 metric tons) of Cheddar, Gouda and Monterey Jack cheese as well as 220,462 pounds (100 metric tons) of butter to customers in the Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. The product has been contracted for delivery in the period from October

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW FOR THE 2017 DAIRY SCIENCE GOLF CLASSIC

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW FOR THE 2017 DAIRY SCIENCE GOLF CLASSIC Money Raised Supports Undergraduate Programs   Good news for Wisconsin golfers is that after a long winter the grass is finally starting to green. No doubt, this sign of spring and warming temperatures has you dreaming about those fun days on the golf course with your buddies. Why not get the rust off your clubs and kick-off your season at the UW-Madison Dairy Science’s Dave Dickson Memorial Golf Classic? This year’s outing is scheduled for Wednesday, May 17 at

UW-MADISON DAIRY SCIENCE TO HOLD VISIT DAY APRIL 12

UW-MADISON DAIRY SCIENCE TO HOLD VISIT DAY APRIL 12   The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Dairy Science invites prospective students and their parents to visit campus on Wednesday, April 12, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., to explore what the program has to offer. Those attending will get a firsthand look at one of the world’s leading dairy science departments as they tour the UW-Madison campus and Dairy Cattle Center, meet faculty, participate in hands-on workshops and learn about the wide variety of learning opportunities available to dairy science majors.

Genus plc Introduces Genus IntelliGen™ Technologies

Genus plc Introduces Genus IntelliGen™ Technologies   Genus plc, a global pioneer in animal genetics, today launches Genus IntelliGen™ Technologies, a new technology unit within the Genus organization. IntelliGen Technologies, formerly known as Genus Sexed Semen, is the global brand behind the technology that enabled ABS Global to launch Sexcel™ Sexed Genetics in September. “The introduction of IntelliGen Technologies is in strong alignment with the Genus mission of pioneering animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world,” said Karim Bitar, Genus plc CEO. “The availability of IntelliGen Technologies to the

NMPF, Dairy Industry Organizations Announce Support for Legislation Creating New Agriculture Guest Worker Program

NMPF, Dairy Industry Organizations Announce Support for Legislation Creating New Agriculture Guest Worker Program Goodlatte’s AG Act Reflects Key Goals of Dairy Producers Seeking Changes in Immigration Policy   ARLINGTON, VA – A coalition of dozens of dairy farm organizations, led by the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), is supporting new congressional legislation that would help address one of the most challenging issues affecting America’s milk producers: obtaining a dependable, legal workforce. A founding member of the Agriculture Workforce Coalition, NMPF was joined by 57 dairy cooperatives and state dairy

U.S. Food Producers, Manufacturers Urge President Trump to Voice Serious Concerns to Japan, Mexico over EU Geographical Indications Lists

U.S. Food Producers, Manufacturers Urge President Trump to Voice Serious Concerns to Japan, Mexico over EU Geographical Indications Lists   WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter sent today to President Donald Trump, U.S. food industry groups representing farmers and food manufacturers across several sectors urged the United States to immediately impress upon Japan, Mexico and the Mercosur nations that the lists of geographical indications (GIs) they are considering for approval with the European Union (EU) – or will soon be considering – must not include common food and beverage terms

BONNIE MOHR TO PORTRAY THE JERSEY COW FOR THE 21st CENTURY

BONNIE MOHR TO PORTRAY THE JERSEY COW FOR THE 21st CENTURY Madison, WI, October 4, 2017—Bonnie Mohr, one of the world’s most popular and most respected dairy artists, has been commissioned by the American Jersey Cattle Association to portray the Jersey cow for the 21st Century. “The Board of Directors has asked Bonnie to create not one, but three paintings that capture the ideal conformation and unique beauty of the modern, efficient and profitable Jersey cow,” said AJCA Executive Secretary and CEO Neal Smith. “A distinctive perspective will be taken

Colata Conquers Grand Champion Ayrshire of Junior Show

Colata Conquers Grand Champion Ayrshire of Junior Show   MADISON, WIS. – Cedarcut Burdette Clove Colata took home her third title of Grand Champion of the International Junior Ayrshire Show on October 3. The winning Five-Year-Old Cow was named Senior Champion and before going on to be named Grand Champion Ayrshire. Colata, exhibited by Erin Curtis Szalach, of Cazenovia, N.Y., took home the $500 Udder Comfort Grand Champion Cash Award and the Lillian & Keith King and Jim King Grand Champion Junior Show Award. Reserve Grand Champion of the International

Dairy Farmers Head East for Virginia Dairy and Creamery Tours

Dairy Farmers Head East for Virginia Dairy and Creamery Tours Dr. David Kohl to Lead Tour of his Homestead Creamery   DAIRY NEWS – The Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) announce their upcoming out-of-state dairy tour to provide 50 dairy farmers the opportunity to visit leading farms and Homestead Creamery across the Blue Ridge Mountains during the PDPW Dairy Tours – Virginia on Nov. 6-9, 2017. The event will begin on Monday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. with a Welcome Reception at the Holiday Inn Valley View, 3315 Ordway Dr NW,