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Slideshow: Dairy producers who give back

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Friday, 21 November 2014 14:06

This holiday season, here are a few examples of the generosity and kindness of fellow dairymen and women who have unselfishly dedicated their time and talents to causes greater than themselves, their families and their farms.

Oregon dairyman and minister Louie Kazemier built a faith-based summer retreat center free to special needs children and their families. Chuck and Cathy McCune started an annual fundraiser for cancer in the form of a neighborhood tractor show and potluck, also known as the “Cowabunga Classic.” The All-American Dairy Foundation (AADF) started the “Cull for Kids” campaign. Producers can sign over a check from a market cow to the AADF to support Premier National Junior Events at the All-American Dairy Show.  PD

Check out the photos from the various charitable programs:

 

Plans halted for North American automatic rotary parlor installation

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Thursday, 20 November 2014 09:36

Earlier this year, Progressive Dairyman announced GEA Farm Technologies planned to install the first-ever automatic rotary parlor in North America. The 72-stall rotary parlor was to be built at Mlsna East Town Dairy in Cashton, Wisconsin, and would have been the largest robotic milking system in place worldwide.

 

Gourmet cheese maker offers advice to farmers selling online

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Written by Progressive Dairyman Intern Ben Keith   
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 11:33

Producers looking to sell their products online should be prepared to ship, says Tammy Stephens, who works in marketing at Eichtens. Eichtens is a cheese and bison farm that sells cheese and bison products on Amazon and Overstock, which just opened a Farmers Market section.

 

Female dairy artists bring out cows’ personalities in paintings

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Tuesday, 18 November 2014 11:57

Lisa RasmussenIf the pictures by Valerie Miller, Emma Caldwell, Bonnie Mohr and Lisa Rasmussen were each worth 1,000 words, bovines could at last speak. While their vocalizations still remain untranslatable, the subjects of these artists’ paintings possess a personality all their own.

 

Microbial farming: Increase dry matter intake and performance with probiotics

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Friday, 14 November 2014 10:27

Over the years that I have worked with farmers on their dairy cow, calf and heifer diets, I have come to realize that I was not feeding the cow as much as I was feeding the microbial population in the animal.

 

Nina Teicholz rewrites the history of dietary fats

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Thursday, 13 November 2014 09:19

111314 the big fat surprise

Nina Teicholz is an independent journalist who has written for Gourmet magazine, The New Yorker, The Economist, The New York Times and The Washington Post on a variety of topics. Her book, The Big Fat Surprise, was published May 13, 2014, and revisits the decades-old idea that saturated fats are bad for your health.

 


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