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The Milk House

Make plans now for future change

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Departments - Editorial
Written by Progressive Dairyman Editor Emily Caldwell   
Thursday, 25 September 2014 15:15

To the Progressive Publishing team, it feels like the beginning of a new year. Our staff was hard at work over the summer, finalizing issue dates, establishing deadlines and discussing plans for 2015. We held our annual company meeting at the end of August to analyze the past year and take note of improvement areas.


InFocus: The Great American Milk Drive

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Thursday, 25 September 2014 13:49

The Great American Milk Drive is a collaborative effort between MilkPEP, Feeding America and the checkoff-funded National Dairy Council. The goal is to drive consumer donations of milk for those who need it most – hungry Americans. Hunger is an issue that impacts one in six of us. And, 95 percent of food banks say they don’t receive enough milk to meet their clients’ needs.


The ‘universe’ needed to send me to Yuma

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Written by Progressive Dairyman Editor Walt Cooley   
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 08:46

I have to admit that I wanted to write this editorial just because the headline is so intriguing. When I teased the idea of it to my fellow editors Emily Caldwell, Peggy Coffeen and Karen Lee, they said they wanted to read a draft when it was ready.

What follows is mostly a travelog, but it does have a happy ending.


Do producers feed calves differently in hot and cold weather?

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Written by Progressive Dairyman Editor Walt Cooley   
Monday, 08 September 2014 12:10

Poll resultsAs many as half of all producers who use milk replacer may change the formulation of their feed or the amount they feed as the seasons change. That’s according to recent surveys conducted by Progressive Dairyman.

We began asking readers a question about their milk replacer feed formulation practices back in May and continued polling readers throughout the summer. The online question was: Do you change the formulation of the milk or milk replacer fed to your calves as the seasons change?



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