Robotic Milking At Smestad Farm

Chuck Zimmerman

SkallerudsToday I got to visit a dairy operation which is pretty big business in Norway. We toured the Smestad farm. Pictured here are our hosts, Ole Kristian and Randi Skallerud.

The interesting part of the dairy is that he’s using an automatic milking system. So before we event went into the barn we learned more about robotic milking.

Audio, Dairy, IFAJ, Video

A Jarlsberg Reception

Chuck Zimmerman

Jarlsberg DisplayAt our opening night reception and dinner we heard from the CEO/President of Tine, the Norway dairy cooperative that makes Jarlsberg cheese. This year is the 50th year since they began making this great cheese. You can see the nice display of food we had with a Jarlsberg cheese wheel centerpiece.

Audio, Dairy, IFAJ

Milk That Soccer Star

Chuck Zimmerman

Freddy Adu - Got MilkThere seems to be no end to all the “Got Milk” stars. Here’s a new MilkPep “Got Milk” campaign poster with Freddy Adu, soccer star. The Egg Board has a soccer star too and now the milk people do too. So have a glass of milk with that omelette!

Ag Group, Dairy

Dairy Month Festivals

Chuck Zimmerman

June is Dairy MonthYou must not get out much judging by the lack of “Here’s my favorite festival . . . “ responses. So I’ll just have to take up the slack.


O&B Agency For Monsanto Dairy

Chuck Zimmerman

Osborn & Barr Communications just received some new business from Monsanto after being named agency of record for Monsanto Dairy. Osborn & Barr is charged with developing and executing a strategy of integrated communications, including creative direction, media services, digital marketing, and public relations. Osborn & Barr will be involved with Monsanto’s POSILAC® and DecisiveTM brands, as well as all …

Agency, Agribusiness, Dairy

Adventures of Moopheus and Leo

Chuck Zimmerman

Meatrix IIIf you’re in the dairy business and have seen The Matrix then I hope you’ve got a sense of humor. This is funny. Actually it’s really a sad waste of misguided talent. It’s a Matrix film spoof to blast corporate farming called The Meatrix II. I never heard of it before but the group doing this claims the first one’s been downloaded over 10 million times and they’ve won awards for it. They are short animated movies.

Dairy, Video