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Oct. 17 2016
While costs to produce milk fell 11 percent last year, the world’s average milk price dropped 33 percent, reported the IFCN team of dairy economists based around the world. As everyone milking cows
Oct. 17 2016
Even in prairie soils with little to no exposure to humans or animals, antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be readily detected. That is according to research conducted on 20 native prairies in southeast...
Oct. 17 2016
These days, dairying isn’t for the financial faint of heart. Wild and scary price swings have become normal in the industry, occasionally plunging below the cost of production long enough to be...
Oct. 17 2016
“Pass the cheese, please!” It seems Americans are saying that phrase now more than ever. Brand new data released by USDA’s Economic Research Service revealed a new record for per capita...
Oct. 10 2016
Kevin Peck, Clear Echo Farm“You need to keep swinging to make the high ones. In that way, high-end genetics is like baseball,” said Kevin Peck. “For every 2600-plus and 2700-plus TPI...
Oct. 10 2016
Mastitis is an infection of the udder that, unfortunately, leaves few farms behind. Looking at the recently released USDA’s “Dairy 2014: Milk Quality, Milking Procedures and Mastitis on U.S....
Oct. 10 2016
In the dialog of potential changes for the Margin Protection Program (MPP), feed cost coefficients are often the most discussed by farmers and dairy industry specialists. While this may in fact be an area...
Oct. 10 2016
Does it have the right flavor profile? How does it cook? How does it look? Will it sell?These are among the many questions asked by the product development team at Domino’s headquarters as they develop...
Oct. 10 2016
With a little bit of something for everyone, the World Dairy Expo 50th anniversary did not disappoint. From the opening ceremony of the show to the final selection of Supreme Champion, the “Celebrat
Oct. 3 2016
It takes 16 ice cream suppliers at McDonald's by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor Serving a restaurant chain with 14,000 franchises from coast-to-coast in the U.S. alone is no small matter. Then consider...
Oct. 3 2016
The CME Group, formerly known as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, made a big announcement last week. It shared that the Dairy Spot Call, which offers daily price discovery in physical dairy markets, will...
Oct. 3 2016
As absurd a question as it sounds, the president of California’s biggest dairy organization says two laws passed this year by elected officials in America’s number one farming state are sending...
Oct. 3 2016
As dairies across the world continue to grow in size to capture economies of scale and remain sustainable from a business standpoint, the need for additional labor is an inevitable fact. That of course...
Oct. 3 2016
Retailer talks about going BST-free. A good example of a change we made, listening to consumers, is the removal of cows treated with the rBST hormone from our milk supply," said Molly Starmann, senior...
Sept. 26 2016
Buttermilk Crispy Chicken adds Real Seal "We all know that chicken doesn't contain 51 percent dairy," said Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) dairy scientist Porter Myrick, who works exclusively with McDonald's....
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...
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