A Veterinarian and a Translator

Chuck Zimmerman

At an international conference like the Global Dairy 500 Conference translators are absolutely necessary. We have many of them here. During a break this morning I spoke with Irina Zablith (right) who is not only a translator but a veterinarian from Brazil. She’s translating into Portugese. She says it’s simultaneous translation. They do get some pre-talk information like power point …

Alltech, Audio

Money On Dairy Producers Minds

Chuck Zimmerman

You need go no further than any dairy farmer here at the Global Dairy 500 Conference to know that the big issue is money. Take Daniel Williams, seated to the left in the photo. Daniel has an 800 cow dairy in Madison, GA. When it comes to challenges he says right now it’s “money.” That includes becoming more efficient and …

Alltech, Audio

An Alltech Dairy Moon

Chuck Zimmerman

This is what the moon looked like tonight after a full day of the Global Dairy 500 Conference. This is a hand held shot on the way back from the Alltech Lexington Brewery. Right now I’m charging my batteries and uploading some video after uploading more photos to the online photo album. I’ll have a lot more coverage of the …

Alltech

International Breakout Dairy Discussions

Chuck Zimmerman

After the morning sessions and lunch the Global Dairy 500 participants sit at discussion tables. These breakout sessions are very lively and interactive and on many different topics. I followed along with one led by Brent Lawrence, Alltech. Brent handles the southeast territory of Florida and Georgia. At his table were dairy farmers from the USA, Germany, Korea and the …

Alltech, Audio, Dairy, International, Video

Common Problems For Dairy Farmers Globally

Chuck Zimmerman

The Global Dairy 500 Conference is a truly international one. There are farmers here from all over the world which requires a lot of translators who are working very hard in their booths at the back of the conference presentation rooms. One of the groups I ran into early is from Germany. They were all enjoying an early sample of …

Alltech, Audio, International

Dr. Pearse Lyons Describes Future For Dairy Industry

Chuck Zimmerman

Providing the first remarks on the program for the Global Dairy 500 Conference was Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder and President, Alltech. The theme of his opening remarks was to answer the question, “Is there a future for dairy in these turbulent times?” Dr. Lyons addressed the real challenges in the dairy business internationally. The Conference has attendees from all over …

Alltech, Animal Health, Audio

Global Dairy 500 Conference Underway

Chuck Zimmerman

The Global Dairy 500 Conference is underway here in Lexington, KY. To get you started watch this video clip prepared to set the stage for the conversation over the next couple days. I’ll be posting primarily on WorldDairyDiary.com but I’ll have some coverage here too. We’re about to start the opening general session with Dr. Pearse Lyons so stay tuned. …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Dairy

Getting Global With Dairy in Lexington

Chuck Zimmerman

The Global Dairy 500 Conference sponsored by Alltech gets underway today as a group of attendees are on a tour. Alltech’s Allie Hembree is with that group and I’ll have information and photos from the tour later on since I’m traveling to Lexington myself today. In the meantime you can follow along with Allie on the Alltech Tweets Twitter account. …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Dairy

ZimmComm Will Be Very Dairy

Chuck Zimmerman

We’re heading into dairy industry time. First up is the World Dairy Expo which kicks off tomorrow. Cindy will be attending along with daughter Carly. They’ll begin posting tomorrow morning here but primarily on World Dairy Diary. The dairy industry’s spotlight will be trained on Madison, Wisconsin, when the 43rd edition of World Dairy Expo takes place September 29 through …

Alltech, World Dairy Expo

Vote Now for Pork on a Fork Winner

Cindy Zimmerman

You have until 1:00 central time today to vote for your favorite “Pork on a Fork” photo from six finalists. The contest was the brain child of Trent Loos, host of the “Loos Tales” radio show and founder of Faces of Agriculture, and is sponsored by Nebraska TV. The winner will receive an expense-paid trip to World Pork Expo in …

Alltech, Pork