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Trends we noticed at World Ag Expo 2014 Warm and dry conditions prevailed at the 2014 World Ag Expo in Tulare, California. While the weather made for good show attendance, it was not what the locals really needed.
Knowledge, skills gained at Managers Academy in Sacramento Approximately 100 dairy producers and industry members descended in Sacramento to acquire the knowledge and skill to turn their own challenges into successes.
Wisconsin’s Dairy Business Association gathers for conference Dairy producers and industry supporters convened on Dec. 3-4 for the Dairy Business Association’s 14th annual business conference.
Is your dairy ready for an animal activist attack? PDF Print E-mail

With the threat of hidden cameras, rogue employees and slanderous anti-animal agriculture agendas, standing guard against activist groups should be part of every dairy’s business plan.

Conductive cooling: Could it be the new cow comfort concept? PDF Print E-mail

conductive cooling for dairy cow stallsFans, foggers, soakers and misters … dairymen go to great lengths to keep cows cool. While these cooling methods work from the top down, a new concept works from the bottom up.

Find them faster: Five tips for catching fresh cow illness early PDF Print E-mail

dairy cow feed pileIt’s time for a little spring cleaning, so why not freshen up your fresh pen?

Dr. Gary Oetzel from the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Veterinary Medicine shared these tips for identifying problems in the postfresh pen during the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW) Business Conference last month.

Dairy cattle welfare from an ethicist’s perspective PDF Print E-mail

As an ethicist, I am interested in the respectful treatment of animals. Respectful treatment coincides with being mindful of the physical and mental states of animals throughout their entire lifespan in the system in which they are being reared. I believe that ethics, together with other disciplines, can inform societal concerns about the nature of farming and promote better care for animals.

World Ag Expo Q&A with Rabobank's Tim Hunt PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 March 2014 12:41

Tim Hunt, Global Dairy Strategist with Rabobank International answers questions during the 2014 Progressive Dairyman Dairy Seminars at World Ag Expo. He answers questions about the effect of the drought will have on California production, the effect of beef prices on the cull cattle market and if the demand for dairy will outstrip supply for the next several decades. Click here to watch his full presentation.

See all of our coverage of World Ag Expo at www.progressivedairy.com/wae  PD

National Ag Day contest winners use their talents to promote industry PDF Print E-mail

National Ag Day contestThe number of days in a year pales in comparison to the number of mouths to feed in just one day. Multiply the world’s population – some 7 billion – by 365 and you’ll start to see the enormous responsibility of dairymen, farmers, ranchers and others who work in the agriculture industry.
Calf raisers share best practices and lessons learned PDF Print E-mail

031014_calf-raisersThree seasoned calf managers shared their best calf-raising practices as well as lessons they’ve learned the hard way at the PDPW Calf Care Connection in Cleveland, Wisconsin. Their practical advice could make a big difference on your dairy.



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