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Dairy cattle entries now open for World Dairy Expo PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 21 July 2014 16:48

World Dairy Expo’s 2014 dairy cattle entries are now open. Exhibitors can choose to enter through the expo online entry system or by mail. Initial entry deadline is Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Premium Books were mailed to recent year’s exhibitors July 1. The Premium Book is also available online, or new exhibitors can request a copy from World Dairy Expo at (608) 224-6455.

Breeding to Feeding Program now at Select Sires PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 21 July 2014 15:15

Wulf Cattle and Select Sires have teamed up to bring dairy customer-owners Breeding to Feeding, which connects beef supply and demand. Through the use of controlled crossbreeding, Wulf Cattle provides a guaranteed market and buy-back program for Wulf Limousin-sired calves.

HoofMax footbath additive is now more effective PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 21 July 2014 13:45

HoofMax footbath additive In its latest example of product innovation, AgroChem Inc. has made two new improvements to its HoofMax additive for copper sulfate footbaths:

Export Watch: Heavy supplies weigh on markets PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 July 2014 07:19

world dairy pricesHeavy supplies weigh on markets
World dairy prices fell to a 16-month low in June, tumbling roughly 15 to 20 percent from their February peak.

Cow birthing center readies to build on first-year success PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Drankhan   
Monday, 14 July 2014 15:38

newborn calfAfter seven hours of eager anticipation, the moment had at last come. Smartphone cameras snapped and gasps erupted from onlookers as small hooves and a wet nose emerged from a laboring cow.

With a series of forceful shoves and some helpful human hands, the entire 90-pound calf was expelled, encased in a slimy membrane.

Mr. Chairman, Define ‘waters of the U.S.’ PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 14 July 2014 15:19

The following are statements from the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy and Forestry public hearing held on June 19.
The committee took testimony on the EPA’s proposed interpretive rule to further define “waters of the U.S.” and how it would impact agricultural exemptions to the Clean Water Act.
Restructuring and the free market: Dairying in New Zealand PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Laura Ginsburg   
Monday, 14 July 2014 13:25

Just like in the U.S., the 1980s was a decade of unrest for New Zealand agriculture. It was during this time the New Zealand government decided to change the way the state interacted with industry, agriculture and services, and made the dramatic switch toward a free-market approach.

In a free-market system, government involvement with production, distribution and consumption is strongly discouraged. Australia and New Zealand are commonly seen as the most pure free-market systems in the world, particularly in regards to agriculture. This means there are no subsidies, tariffs or production quotas, and most research comes from non-governmental groups.

Margin Protection Program sign-up may begin as early as Sept. 1 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Progressive Dairyman Intern Jennifer Janak   
Monday, 14 July 2014 09:19

As policy makers edge closer to releasing rules for the new Margin Protection Program (MPP) for dairy producers, introduced in the new farm bill, many questions still remain.

3 Open Minutes with Dr. Kent Weigel PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Progressive Dairyman Editor Peggy Coffeen   
Friday, 11 July 2014 13:47

kent weigel University of Wisconsin – Madison Professor and Department of Dairy Science Chair Dr. Kent Weigel believes a trait for improving feed efficiency will be “the next frontier of genetic selection in dairy cattle.”

Weigel recently addressed this topic at the Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference in Dubuque, Iowa, and he is on the docket for the upcoming World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production set for Vancouver in August.

Genex reports record beef semen sales to dairy herds PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 10 July 2014 10:39

Limousin and dairy cattle

Over the past 30 months, Genex Cooperative Inc. has marketed more than 300,000 units of beef semen to dairy herds. The marked increase in sales of beef genetics to dairy herds is attributed to technological advances enabling producers to target matings to a specific purpose as well as tight beef supplies and record low beef cattle numbers.



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