EDGE Dairy Cooperative Engaging in D.C.

Carrie Muehling

EDGE Dairy Cooperative has been focusing on engaging more actively for its members at the federal level, according to Mike Torrey with Torrey Associates. Torrey said the cooperative has put together an effective effort in the nation’s capitol through fly in events, testimonies and social media campaigns to speak for America’s dairy farmers. “We need to think long term,” said …

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New Deere Forage Harvesters are More Efficient

Cindy Zimmerman

Whether you are a beef or dairy producer, or a custom harvester, there is a new John Deere 9000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvester (SPFH) for you. Chris Borgman, Deere Product Marketing Manager for Commercial Hay and Forage Products, introduced the new models at the World Dairy Expo earlier this month in Madison, Wisconsin. “What it all boils down to is …

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Calf Health Vital to Farm Success

Carrie Muehling

Research trials at Hubbard’s Calf Research Facility provide important data to dairy producers on the farm. Dairy Research Nutritionist Ellan Dufour said more than 13,000 heifer calves have come through the facility, which is a partnership between Hubbard Feeds and the University of Minnesota. “A strong calf program is one of the most important things you can do on a …

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Alltech Helps Dairy Producers Retain Employees

Cindy Zimmerman

Reliable and trained employees are critical for dairy producers and Alltech is prepared to help them maintain a productive labor force. “Everything done on a dairy is done by hand,” said Alltech employee training specialist Jorge Delgado during an interview at World Dairy Expo. “We need to attract more people and try to retain people who come to work at …

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New Deere Forage Harvesters Help Maintain Quality

Cindy Zimmerman

The all-new 9000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters can provide producers with both high-capacity harvesting and high quality forage, according to Tim Meister, division manager for marketing at John Deere, who spoke to producers at World Dairy Expo last week. “Ultimately, high-quality feed helps livestock producers improve their feeding efficiency, animal health and productivity, while reducing their feeding costs,” said Meister. …

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Hubbard’s TRTM Program Having Positive Impact

Carrie Muehling

Hubbard shared information about its Total Replacement Trace Minerals (TRTM) program with dairy producers at the 2018 World Dairy Expo. The program will enable animals to increase their genetic potential, resulting in improvements in production, health, reproduction and growth, according to dairy nutritionist Angie Manthey. “It takes into consideration not only the form, but also the amount of the trace …

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Toasting Legacy of Pearse Lyons at #WDE18

Cindy Zimmerman

The legacy of Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder of Alltech who passed away earlier this year, was remembered at World Dairy Expo last week in Madison. “He had a passion for agriculture, he had a passion for the dairy industry,” said Alltech US Dairy Sales Manager Dan Weiland. “It’s up to us, the people of Alltech, to maintain that type of …

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Deere Showcases New Forage Harvesters at #WDE18

Cindy Zimmerman

John Deere showcased its new 9000 Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters (SPFH) at the 2018 World Dairy Expo last week in Madison, Wisconsin. The high-capacity forage harvesters announced in August provide up to 400 tons of throughput per hour, along with optimum corn silage processing that’s independent of the length of cut. “We get ten percent more productivity per horsepower while …

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Opportunities Outweigh Challenges in Dairy Industry

Carrie Muehling

Pennsylvania native Jeff Harding describes himself as a newcomer to Hubbard Feeds, but he is excited about expanding the brand further into the northeastern United States, where Alltech is already well established. The dairy technical specialist said there are some things that set Hubbard Feeds apart from its competitors. “In many ways, it’s our people,” said Harding. “I think one …

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KEENAN, InTouch Systems Provide Daily Information

Carrie Muehling

Dairy producers visiting the 2018 World Dairy Expo had the opportunity to learn more about KEENAN mixers and the InTouch system from Dan Gard, KEENAN sales manager for the United States. “KEENAN has no dead spots in the mixer, so it delivers a consistent, uniform mix for the ration regardless of the ingredients, and that’s really what sets it apart,” …

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