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Sept. 26 2016
Cows must be milked twice or three times per day, 365 days of the year. For this reason, the milking center is an extremely vital part of every dairy farm.There are primarily two types of milking facilities...
Sept. 26 2016
During the 18-month study that included 53 farms, visits per day and milking speed were the two most influential cow level factors. Both of these played a determining role in the amount of milk produced...
Sept. 26 2016
Substantial reductions in conventional milk prices and shrinking profit margins have raised dairy farmer interest in converting to organic dairy production.Research has shown that the organic system can...
Sept. 26 2016
How butter came back to life at McDonald's. The original Egg McMuffin was made with real butter. Over time, McDonald's shifted away from the dairy product as a kitchen ingredient. "We went to margarine...
Sept. 19 2016
Mozzarella sticks filled two of three orders by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor "Who doesn't like real Mozzarella sticks?" asked Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) dairy scientist Porter Myrick, who works exclusively...
Sept. 19 2016
Farmers join together for safe drinking water by Abby Bauer, Associate Editor Northeastern Wisconsin is home to a growing number of dairy cows. In fact, Kewaunee County is one of the nation's most densely...
Sept. 19 2016
Trade is on USDA's radar by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor "The strength of the U.S. dollar has not only hurt dairy exports, but overall competitiveness of U.S. agricultural exports, which have been lower...
Sept. 19 2016
No word yet on a California FMMO. A year after public testimony began on a proposal by California's largest dairy cooperatives to create the biggest Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) in the country,...
Sept. 19 2016
Go-Gurt sells 300 million tubes of yogurt continues to grow with McDonald's. That can be most easily documented with Go-Gurt, made solely of yogurt, which is offered in a smaller version of the original...
Sept. 12 2016
McDonald's revolutionized milk. Within 10 months of launching resealable plastic milk jugs in the marketplace in 2004, McDonald's saw milk sales double. These days if you go into a Quick Service Restaurant...
Sept. 12 2016
A new type of immigrant. A decade ago, Latino immigrants, especially those from Mexico, were the most populous ethnicity looking for new opportunities in the United States. According to census data from...
Sept. 12 2016
Dairy markets finding a balance point by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor With global milk supplies beginning to contract and worldwide demand for dairy products showing growth, markets have begun to rebalance....
Sept. 12 2016
What could have been for MPP-Dairy by Scott Brown, University of Missouri The author is a research assistant extension professor in the department of agricultural and applied economics at the University...
Sept. 12 2016
Why Dairy? Why McDonald's? McDonald's, the world's largest restaurant chain with 34,000 franchises across the globe and 14,000 stores in the U.S., has been looking at its entire menu
Sept. 5 2016
The 50th World Dairy Expo will be special. There is no doubt that the 50th World Dairy Expo will be a memorable show with special events held throughout the week of October 4 to 8, 2016, in Madison, Wis
Sept. 5 2016
Milk bacteria vary with the seasons by Maggie Seiler, Associate Editor Seasonal variation affects bacterial communities found in milk. That was the conclusion of research conducted at the University of...
Sept. 5 2016
Safe bunks require top planning. Corn silage harvest season is upon us. While chopping in the southern United States may be wrapped up, many locations in the North are just gearing up for this busy time...
Sept. 5 2016
Cattle exports are economic treason. Nowhere else in the world may dairy farming be as closely tied to a nation's identity and economy as in New Zealand. Beer in Germany, wine in France, and olive oil...
Sept. 5 2016
Bringing the "world" to World Dairy Expo by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor The Allen Hetts Family. If World Dairy Expo had a founding family, it was Allen Hetts, his wife, Doris, and their children. While...
Aug. 29 2016
A calf flies in to promote Dairy Expo. Call it the original World Dairy Expo road show. After a rocky start, World Dairy Expo was rebranded in just its third year and it needed a public relations campaign....
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