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Hilmar Cheese Company cheese production growth slated for Texas

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Thursday, 02 July 2015 15:21

Hilmar Cheese Company Inc. has announced plans to increase cheese capacity and add 500-pound barrel production at the Dalhart, Texas, manufacturing site. The company currently processes cheese into 40-pound blocks and 640-pound blocks.

 

Enrollment for 2016 Dairy Margin Protection Program begins

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Wednesday, 01 July 2015 13:24

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden has announced that starting today, July 1, dairy farmers can enroll in the USDA Margin Protection Program for coverage in 2016.

 

Here’s to you, dairy folks: A visual tour of how you celebrated June Dairy Month

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Tuesday, 30 June 2015 14:48

Ice cream and cheese girls

Did you have a great June Dairy Month? We sure did. Around the office there was free ice cream, yogurt, cheese and, of course, milk! We wrote about dairy queens, visited with Alice in Dairyland and celebrated the lives of dairy folk everywhere in our enewsletter.

 

ICAR Claw Health Atlas: International harmonization of claw data recording

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Friday, 26 June 2015 12:55

Lameness in dairy cattle is a major issue worldwide that affects animal welfare and management. Foot and claw disorders are the predominant cause of lameness, result in reduced milk production and reproductive performance, and rank high among the reasons for involuntary culling of cows, implying considerable impact on farm profitability.

 

Checkoff Watch: Long-range planning key to Beef Checkoff Program success

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Thursday, 25 June 2015 13:51

Don SchiefelbeinIn today’s global marketplace, every successful cattle producer and importer knows the importance of planning when it comes to succeeding in their businesses.

The same value holds true for the producers and importers who volunteer to make decisions about how to invest folks’ hard-earned dollar-per-head investments into the Beef Checkoff Program.

 

Mailbox milk prices: Insight into market conditions

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Written by Calvin Covington   
Thursday, 25 June 2015 10:58

As we all know, 2014 was a record year for farm milk prices, and this was reflected in a record average mailbox milk price of $24.04 per hundredweight (cwt) for various federal order reporting areas. The California 2014 mailbox average was $21.83 per cwt.

 

3 Open Minutes with Robert Hagevoort

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Written by Progressive Dairyman Editor Walt Cooley   
Thursday, 25 June 2015 10:13

Dairy producers in New Mexico recently ended a nearly decade-long off-and-on negotiation process over nutrient management regulations with the New Mexico Environmental Department and environmental advocacy groups.

 

Make sure your teat dips are NPE-free

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Written by Terri Queck-Matzie   
Thursday, 25 June 2015 09:41

laboratoryEditor’s note: This article was written as a follow-up to the piece, “Say goodbye to NPEs in teat dip,” published in the Jan. 19, 2015 issue of Progressive Dairyman.

Recent action in international markets banning nonyl-phenol ethoxylates (NPE) in milk has raised U.S. dairy producers’ awareness of the substance in teat dips.

 

Chick-fil-A offers free meals to cow-clad customers on July 14

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Monday, 22 June 2015 15:55

Chick-fil-A is issuing a cattle call! Mark your calendar for the 11th annual Cow Appreciation Day on Tuesday, July 14. On that day, Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide will offer a free meal to any customer who visits a restaurant dressed as a cow.

 

The Dairy Good Cookbook: Showcasing America’s dairy farm families through food

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Written by Progressive Dairyman Editor Jenna Hurty   
Monday, 22 June 2015 10:46

The Dairy Good Cookbook

When we think of home, food is often one of the first things that comes to mind. We think of Saturday morning breakfasts of pancakes, cheese-laden eggs and a big, tall glass of milk to wash it down.

 


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