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Accelerated Genetics releases new genomic testing service

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Thursday, 28 August 2014 12:43

Accelerated Genetics has announced AMP Genetics, which they called "the most complete genomic testing service in the industry" in a news release.


Ruan Transportation Management Systems announces senior leadership changes

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Tuesday, 26 August 2014 10:58

Ben McLean has been named president and chief operating officer of Ruan Transportation Management Systems, and Dan Van Alstine has joined Ruan as president of western dedicated contract services, reporting to McLean.


GEA Farm Technologies now exclusive distributor of Lauren AgriSystems Ltd. products

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Monday, 25 August 2014 14:47

GEA Farm Technologies has announced a strategic alliance with Lauren AgriSystems Ltd. to become the exclusive global distributor of Lauren's patented Tri-Circle milking liners, DairyGrade silicone milk hose and other supporting products September 1, 2014.


Rock River Laboratory launches new Wisconsin laboratory

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Monday, 25 August 2014 14:38

Rock River Laboratory, Inc. has opened a new feed analysis laboratory in Colby, Wisconsin. The new lab offers feedstuff analysis support, and logistical analysis for consultants, nutritionists and partner companies located in north central Wisconsin.


Health & Wellness Watch: Fuel Up to Play 60 helps maintain dairy’s place in schools

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Thursday, 21 August 2014 16:00

A nutritious diet including dairy is just one part of the equation to assure healthy schoolchildren across the country.

Students also need 60 minutes of physical activity each day to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This nutrition-exercise combination is the cornerstone of the Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP 60) program founded by America’s dairy farmers in partnership with the NFL and supported by the USDA.


Organic promotion program: What’s really at stake for dairies?

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Written by Ryan Miltner   
Thursday, 21 August 2014 15:17

A proposed organic agriculture promotion program has rankled some organic dairy producers. But what is really at stake for organic dairies in the possible creation of an organic promotion program?

When Congress passed the recent farm bill, one of the new provisions authorized the USDA to create a promotion, or checkoff, program applicable specifically to organic agriculture.


The relationship between milk price, several other ag factors

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Written by Katie Krupa   
Thursday, 21 August 2014 15:03

Several months ago, I wrote an article discussing the relationship between milk price and several economic factors to determine if there was a correlation between these economic indicators and the Class III milk price.

This article is a follow-up to my last piece as I drill down further into some agricultural factors and prices to see if there are any better correlations and indicators of the upcoming milk price.


Mr. Chairman, Society can benefit from biotechnology in agriculture.

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Thursday, 21 August 2014 14:37

The following statements are from the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture public hearing on July 9, which discussed the benefits of biotechnology. Witnesses included professors and a dairy farmer, who is also a mother, who emphasized how society can benefit from modern applications of biotechnology in agriculture.


Bovine colostrum: Not just for calves any more

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Written by Dave Wilkins   
Thursday, 21 August 2014 14:22

calf drinkingBovine colostrum has come a long way in the past few decades.

It’s no longer just the “first milk” fed to calves to boost their immune systems. Now it’s used in a growing list of products for humans.


Dairy producer input needed for herd health survey

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Written by Ashleigh McNeil   
Thursday, 14 August 2014 09:41

Dairy producers know that animal health is a critical component of their herd’s productivity and profitability. At the herd level, disease problems must be assessed not only for their severity in affected animals, but also for frequency of occurrence, costs of treatment, influence on production, relationship to culling and influence on death losses.



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