SMART Farmer Katie Roth

Cindy Zimmerman

Katie Roth and her husband TJ farm with their partners John and Luann Shea in the southwest corner of America’s Dairyland in Wisconsin where they milk Holsteins and grow all of their feedstuffs on the farm including corn, soybeans, alfalfa and wheat. In addition, she serves as one of the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance’s (USFRA) Faces of Farming & …

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Alltech Talks Mycotoxins at #WDE2017

Cindy Zimmerman

Moisture can mean mold and mycotoxins in grain but Alltech’s Mycotoxin Management Team provides solutions to help safeguard the health of animals and the quality of feed. At World Dairy Expo this week, team nutritionist Dr. Max Hawkins was talking with dairy producers about how multiple mycotoxins in feed can impact milk production and reproduction. “The level of risk is …

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CRYSTALYX® Part of the Alltech Family Now

Cindy Zimmerman

Through last year’s acquisition of Hubbard Feeds, CRYSTALYX® Brand Supplements became part of the Alltech family, and we were able to learn more about the low moisture supplement this week at World Dairy Expo. CRYSTALYX® regional sales manager Tim Clark says they have a wide range of targeted formulas to cover many feeding situations. “We’ve got products for dry cows, …

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Dairy Woman of the Year Shares Checkoff Goals

Carrie Muehling

Pennsylvania dairy farmer Marilyn Hershey is being honored at the 2017 World Dairy Expo as this year’s Dairy Woman of the Year. Marilyn and her husband live about an hour west of Philadelphia on his family’s dairy farm, just 40 minutes north of the Chesapeake Bay. They milk 850 registered Holsteins. Hershey also serves as Vice Chair of Dairy Management, …

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Enter the Great Green Getaway Sweepstakes

Jamie Johansen

If you are at the 2017 World Dairy Expo and raise at least 50 head of dairy cattle you will want to stop by the Alltech and KEENAN booth #3201. Ireland is known as “the land of a thousand welcomes,” and staying true to its roots, Alltech is upholding the tradition of Irish hospitality by launching The Great Green Getaway. …

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Building Trust Key For U.S. Dairy Industry

Carrie Muehling

Industry representatives at the 2017 World Dairy Expo are focused on building trust with both domestic consumers and those in potential export markets. Twenty years of farmer funded nutrition research showing that milk fat does not have a negative health impact has resulted in domestic cheese sales hitting an all-time high when it comes to per capita consumption. Consumption of …

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Florida & Georgia Cattle Country Hit by Irma

Jamie Johansen

Hurricane Irma traveled straight through Florida and Georgia cattle country. An assessment of damaged areas is still being tallied. Florida dairies are running on generators, still struggling to keep cows milked and forced to dump tons of milk for various reasons. Less impacted appears to be the beef cattle industry, as most fences remained intact and kept cattle from getting …

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Wisconsin Sends 17,000 lbs. of Cheese to Houston

Jamie Johansen

Driven by online conversations shortly after Hurricane Harvey, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board’s (WMMB) Social Media Specialist, Lizzy Schultz, wondered how they could help. After a team meeting, the idea became a quick reality. Wisconsin’s cheesemakers were contacted and more than 17,000 pounds of cheese was sent to Houston to help the victims of the hurricane. “We are deeply saddened by …

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USDA Allows Dairy Farmers to Opt Out of Program

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) has announced that, starting today, dairy producers can enroll for 2018 coverage in the Margin Protection Program – or opt out, a new option granted by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. To opt out, a producer should not sign up during the annual registration period. By opting out, a producer would …

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SMART Farmer Carla Wardin

Cindy Zimmerman

Our SMART Farmer in this episode comes from Michigan where she and her husband have a dairy operation that has been in her family for over a century. Carla Wardin is dedicated to telling the real story of dairy farming through her blog Truth or Dairy, and in 2014 was chosen to represent agriculture as one of the USFRA Faces …

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