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National Dairy Council’s New Product Competition Focuses on Gamers

The 10th annual National Dairy Council (NDC) New Product Competition seeks the next innovative dairy product from U.S. college students. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to compete by developing innovative dairy-based products for gamers. Successful entries will meet competition criteria, demonstrate innovation and provide value to consumers. This competition is an opportunity for students to develop products that are …

Animal Ag Community Urged to be Aware of Discussions Among Animal Rights Activists

The Animal Agriculture Alliance released a report today detailing observations from the Farmed Animal Conference E-Summit held virtually August 2 – 8. The event was organized and hosted by California-based animal sanctuary Animal Place, which advocates for a vegan lifestyle. The key claims and takeaways from this virtual event included the following: people within positions of wealth and power need …

Update on New Korean Dairy Certificate

USDA Foreign Ag Service — This is an update to the Republic of Korea’s export certificate requirements for dairy products including those containing eggs such as ice cream. Effective July 1, 2021, Korea requires dairy export certificates issued by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) for dairy products originated from the United States. Prior to July 1, 2021, Korea accepted manufacturer statements in …

Lallemand Animal Nutrition Accepting Applications for Forward Scholarship

Lallemand Animal Nutrition is excited to offer, for the seventh consecutive year, the Lallemand Forward Scholarship for students pursuing degrees in agriculture. The 2021 program offers: two $2,500 undergraduate scholarships, one $3,000 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine scholarship, one $3,000 master’s program scholarship and one $3,000 doctoral scholarship. Applications are open to students in the United States, Mexico and Canada. “Over …

Dairy Industry Applauds USDA’s New Dairy Donation Program Aimed at Addressing Hunger, Food Waste

Dairy industry representatives offered their support for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) new $400 million Dairy Donation Program (DDP). The Department released an interim final rule all but finalizing the DDP and making its $400 million funding available to eligible handlers and cooperatives. The program will ensure U.S. dairy companies are fairly compensated for donating nutritious dairy products to …

California Cheese On Top At World Dairy Expo

Karoun Dairies has once again proven why California is the dairy capital of the United States, going up against cheesemakers nationwide at the World Dairy Expo and winning gold – two to be exact! After an 18-month long hiatus, the dairy industry had its first official contest on Thursday, August 19th in Madison, Wisconsin – the World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy …

Main and Vail Proclaimed 2021 McKown Master Breeders

On behalf of the Klussendorf Association, World Dairy Expo® is pleased to share that Ken Main and Peter Vail, along with their Cutting Edge prefix, have been selected as the twelfth recipients of the Robert “Whitey” McKown Master Breeder Award. This award honors exemplary breeders and herds that have been successful at showing and judging dairy cattle. The winners embody …

Adjustments to Dairy Safety Net & New Pandemic Market Volatility Assistance Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the details of the Pandemic Market Volatility Assistance Program as part of meetings with farmers and a tour of farms with Senator Leahy. In June, Secretary Vilsack committed to providing additional pandemic assistance for dairy farmers in an exchange at a hearing with Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Leahy. Through the program, USDA …

CCQA Publishes Animal Care Reference Manual

The Calf Care & Quality Assurance (CCQA) program today published the first volume of its Animal Care Reference Manual. This manual assists farmers and ranchers who raise different breeds of male and female calves intended for dairy and/or beef production systems, encouraging calf raisers to approach management decisions with thoughtfulness and an appreciation for the responsibility they have to their …

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