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Oct. 2 2017
It’s no secret that fluid milk consumption has been on the decline while milk imposters crowd the dairy aisle. The good news, though, is that milk is still America’s top dairy beverage pick
Oct. 2 2017
U.S. dairying is rolling along at a solid milk production clip in 2017. From January through August, output in the 23 states summarized in monthly USDA-NASS reports has been up on average
Oct. 2 2017
During his World Dairy Expo seminar in Madison, Wis., Arthur Moessner, Vice President and Dairy Team Lead for American AgCredit, compared lending to marriage.
Oct. 2 2017
Risk management in the beverage milk sector has always been challenging and, quite frankly, ineffective. The reasons are threefold
Oct. 2 2017
On August 14, the Texas Department of State Health Services (Texas DSHS) issued a Brucellosis Health Alert. A female patient had been diagnosed with brucellosis and hospitalized
Oct. 2 2017
For the first time at World Dairy Expo, there will be a back-up judge who would be willing to step up and place a breed show should a lead official not be capable of fulfilling his or her duties
Sept. 25 2017
This creative couple not only developed the World Classic Sale into a signature event on Friday night of World Dairy Expo, Tom and Sandy Morris grew it into one of the world’s highest averaging Holstein...
Sept. 25 2017
Profitability can be sliced and diced in a variety of ways to analyze how well a business is doing, what is being done well, or where there are challenges. A financial analysis system called “
Sept. 25 2017
“Age at calving and herd replacement rates are the largest factors influencing heifer costs,” shared Jud Heinrichs, Penn State extension specialist. “This affects the numbers of heifers...
Sept. 25 2017
In addition to butter and whole milk, sour cream, ice cream, and cottage cheese have benefited from new research and revitalized consumer demand.
Sept. 25 2017
Interestingly, a doctor of human medicine, not a veterinarian, was the keynote speaker to kick off the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) annual conference
Sept. 18 2017
After its launch in 1990, the Cattle Connection not only became standard for marketing purebred dairy cattle, it also became very effective for marketing semen and embryos
Sept. 18 2017
For dairy producers in the northern United States, corn chopping season is nearing or has already arrived, and along with it, the difficult task of getting it cut at just the right dry matter
Sept. 18 2017
Few parts of California’s effort to implement a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) have been fast, easy, or uncomplicated, but one of the most important ones seems to be coming together well
Sept. 18 2017
Underpinned by Italian cheese variety sales climbing from 21.1 to 22 pounds per person during the past year, consumption of dairy products reached 646 pounds for every U.S. citizen
Sept. 18 2017
Read your food labels.That was the message a Chicago federal judge sent to consumers when he dismissed a slew of class-action lawsuits against Kraft Heinz, Target, Walmart, and other defendants
Sept. 11 2017
When Tom and Sandy Morris created the Cattle Connection, the couple transformed advertising in for purebred cattle and dairy genetics when the couple launched the Cattle Connection
Sept. 11 2017
Over the next decade, California widened its lead dramatically in both categories. The high watermarks came in 2008 at 16.73 billion pounds and 592,000 cows. But things have changed a lot since then
Sept. 11 2017
FTC suggests consent order on NAAB handling of genomic testing. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a consent order surrounding the restriction of competition related to genomic testing. This...
Sept. 11 2017
Cottage cheese was once touted as a diet food, but over time its popularity waned. Consumption peaked in the early 1970s, when per capita consumption in the United States was 5.2 pounds per person. Si
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