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Alltech opens IFM laboratory at Nestlé Dairy Farming Institute in China

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Friday, 17 October 2014 11:37

Alltech team

Alltech is partnering with Nestlé in the creation of a world-class training center, the Dairy Farming Institute in Shuangcheng, Heilongjiang province, China. Along with its participation in numerous educational initiatives and assistance in establishing best practices in Chinese agribusiness, Alltech is bringing its feed evaluation laboratory to the world’s fastest growing dairy market.

 

Women in Dairy Conference will be held Nov. 5

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Thursday, 16 October 2014 15:36

This year’s Women in Dairy Conference will mark the 10th anniversary of this biannual event designed to provide inspiration and insight for Pennsylvania women engaged in the dairy industry. It will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Best Western Premier Hotel, 800 East Park Drive, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

 

TMR Tracker 5.0 available from Digi-Star

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Thursday, 16 October 2014 14:39

Digi-Star is pleased to announce that TMR Tracker 5.0 will be released this fall. It offers several enhanced user functions, including a new dry matter change log for each ingredient with inventory price effective dates, time tracking for loading and unloading ingredients, automated desktop reports and a daily diary to track on-farm events that might impact feed intake. The product is also fully integrated with Digi-Star's Moisture Tracker.

 

Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding: Changes to U.S. dairy cattle evaluations

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014 13:33

The Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB) announced several significant changes for the Dec. 2, 2014, U.S. dairy cattle genetic evaluations.

 

National Dairy Shrine elects new president and directors

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014 09:16

At the 65th annual meeting of the National Dairy Shrine, Freed Hendricks, Sunshower Acres, Bucyrus, Ohio, was elected president of the organization. Meanwhile, David Pierson, Sapa Ska Holsteins of Lake City, Minnesota, was chosen as president-elect.

 

Improved semen sorting process achieves conception rate comparable to conventional

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Tuesday, 14 October 2014 10:16

Sexing Technologies’ sex-sorted semen has achieved a comparable conception rate to conventional semen for the first time since becoming commercially available about a decade ago, the company’s head researcher said on Sept. 26.

 

PSU Herd Metrics app now available

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Tuesday, 14 October 2014 09:15

Today’s increased investment cost for replacement animals has producers examining their heifer inventories and replacement needs. There are several key metrics that are used to determine each of these heifer-related needs and are the basis for the Penn State Extension Dairy Team’s newly released app, PSU Herd Metrics.

 

Agsource sells Jerome DHI and forage laboratory

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Monday, 13 October 2014 13:36

AgSource Laboratories, located in Jerome, Idaho, has changed ownership. The transition of ownership began July 1 and was complete on Oct. 1. The laboratory is now officially conducting business under the name of Northwest Labs LLC.

 

High rate of subclinical hypocalcemia in transition cows

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Friday, 10 October 2014 15:38

A blood calcium sampling program involving more than 5,000 transition dairy cows showed subclinical hypocalcemia in an average of 55 percent of the cows tested. In most cases, producers were unaware their herd was at risk, since this form of low blood calcium often goes undetected.

 

MSU seeks nominations for 2015 Dairy Farmer of the Year Award

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Friday, 10 October 2014 11:36

Nominations for the 2015 Michigan State University (MSU) Dairy Farmer of the Year Award are currently being accepted by the MSU Department of Animal Science.

 


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