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Judges Named For 2024 All American Jersey Shows

The judges have been selected for The 72nd All American Jersey Shows, sponsored by the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA) of Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The largest exhibition of Registered Jersey™ cattle in the world, the three shows of The All American, will be held November 8-11, 2024, in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) in Louisville, Ky. Mike …

Apply For National Jersey Youth Scholarships And Educational Awards

Monday, July 1 is the deadline to apply for scholarship and educational awards administrated by the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA), Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The AJCA awarded $31,600 in scholarship money to Jersey Youth last year. This funding went toward young Jersey enthusiasts pursuing a college or university degree or, in some cases, gaining hands-on experience in the development and management …

Select Sires Member Cooperative Announces Inaugural Scholarship Program

The Select Sires Member Cooperative (SSMC) Board of Directors wishes to recognize the efforts and aspirations of college students from member-owner families throughout our 27-state territory.  To achieve this goal, the board of directors has set aside $40,000 in scholarship funds that will be awarded to students currently enrolled in a two or four year academic program. Students who wish to …

Lactose-Free Milk Pilot Drives Consumption

A checkoff-led pilot in Cincinnati schools that offered lactose-free chocolate milk increased consumption and reached students who weren’t drinking milk because of real or perceived lactose intolerance. National Dairy Council (NDC) and American Dairy Association Mideast worked with Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) to offer the country’s first single-serve lactose-free chocolate milk package to six elementary and four high schools in …

Registration Now Live For National Jersey Meetings

Registration for the Annual Meetings of the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA) and National All-Jersey Inc. (NAJ), is now open. The meetings will be held June 19-22, 2024, in Springfield, Mass., at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place.   The registration website – USJerseyAnnualMeeting.com –opened Friday for Jersey breeders and enthusiasts from across the United States to register. Hotel reservationsare also …

DCRC Webinar, Presented in Spanish, Focuses on Genomics and Cow Health

“Effective use of genomics to improve dairy cow health and fertility” (Uso eficaz de la genómica para mejorar la salud y fertilidad de vacas lecheras), presented in Spanish, headlines the May 30 Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) webinar. The free webinar starts at 11 a.m. Pacific Time. Francisco Peñagaricano, University of Wisconsin-Madison, will serve as the instructor for this one-hour …

Building Better Beef Crosses Starts on Day 1

Dairy Calf and Heifer Association’s (DCHA) May 22 webinar features “Building Better Beef Crosses Starts on Day 1.”  Olivia Genther-Schroeder, Purina Animal Nutrition, will lead this free, one-hour educational offering, which starts at 12 p.m. Central time (Chicago time). During the webinar, Genther-Schroeder will share why raising dairy-beef crossbred calves is a value-added production strategy that is here to stay. …

Dairy Associations Applaud USDA Final School Meal Rule for Maintaining Dairy Options, Preserving Flavored Milk for All Grades

Michael Dykes, President and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), and Gregg Dodd, President and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation issued statements applauding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) final rule updating the meal patterns for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP). The updated rule preserves the ability for schools across the country …

USTR Supply Chain Resilience Objectives Overlook Need for Competitive U.S. Trade Policy

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) recently submitted written comments to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on the administration’s objective to develop strategies that support and advance U.S. supply chain resilience as a priority area in trade negotiations, enforcement, and other initiatives. Those comments are available here. IDFA is grateful to be the only food and …

CAWG Pushes Legislation to Streamline Ag Employee Housing

California ranks last in both housing affordability and availability, compared to the rest of the United States. This is having a major impact on California farm workers who are having to commute long distances to get to work or are otherwise struggling to get by. Watch this brief interview with Michael Miiller from the California Association of Winegrape Growers as they …

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