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USDA Opens 2020 Enrollment for Dairy Margin Coverage Program

Dairy producers can now enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) for calendar year 2020. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened signup today for the program that helps producers manage economic risk brought on by milk price and feed cost disparities. “We know it’s tough out there for American farmers, including our dairy producers,” said Bill Northey, Under Secretary for …

Real California Milk Accelerator Competition to Drive Innovation in Dairy Milk Category

Milk-based beverages for active kids and ready-to-drink lattes with collagen are among the nine finalists announced recently in the California Milk Advisory Board’s (CMAB) Real California Milk Accelerator dairy startup competition designed to inspire ideas integrating the values of fluid milk into contemporary products and provide resources to help bring them to market.  The competition, launched in 2019, aims to …

All You Need to Know About Weighing Livestock

Ranch owners and cattlemen recognize the need to care properly for the livestock. A primary goal includes accurately weighing the cattle and monitoring their weight gain or loss. Using livestock scales to measure animal performance is a common practice. Let us see how these scales help in maintaining healthy animals. Monitor Animal Health Maintaining healthy animals is a major challenge …

Genome-Edited Bull Passes on Hornless Trait to Calves

For the past two years, researchers at the University of California, Davis, have been studying six offspring of a dairy bull, genome-edited to prevent it from growing horns. This technology has been proposed as an alternative to dehorning, a common management practice performed to protect other cattle and human handlers from injuries. UC Davis scientists have just published their findings in the …

AgSafe Salutes Departing President and Launches Candidate Search

AgSafe (agsafe.org), a leading provider of health and safety education to the agricultural community, has announced that President & CEO Amy Wolfe will be leaving the organization and that a search for her replacement is underway. Wolfe, who has led the organization for more than a decade, will vacate her position in June 2020. “Amy has been a remarkable leader, …

Cheese May Be Good for Blood Circulation

Cheese is much more than just food. It is a part of the compelling story of ancient and modern human civilization. The huge range of cheeses today reflects the diversity of human taste and history. Cheese types also became a metaphor for public opinion. As Charles de Gaulle frustratingly said, “How can you govern a country (France), which has 246 varieties of …

DeLaval donates $8,500 to National 4-H Dairy Conference

For 36 years and counting, DeLaval has been supporting the next generation of dairy producers through a donation to the National 4-H Dairy Conference. This year’s donation of $8,500 was made possible through sales of select DeLaval milk quality solutions. The contribution from DeLaval enhances opportunities for dairy youth both at the conference and throughout the year. “At DeLaval, we …

Women in Dairy Conference, December 3

Women involved in the dairy industry will have an opportunity to learn about key production practices and to network with peers at an upcoming conference offered by Penn State Extension.  Hosted by the Penn State Extension Dairy Team, the Women in Dairy Conference will be held Dec. 3 at the Best Western Premier Hotel, 800 E. Park Drive, Harrisburg.   The …

Animal Agriculture Alliance Invites you to Become Primed & Prepared at 2020 Summit

Today, the Animal Agriculture Alliance announced that its 2020 Stakeholders Summit, set for May 7-8 in Arlington, Va., will be themed “Primed & Prepared.” The annual Summit brings top thought leaders in the industry together to discuss hot-button issues and out-of-the-box ideas. The 2019 event was the largest yet, attracting 335 attendees. The Summit is a one-of-a-kind conference attended by …

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