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Editor’s note: The following is reprinted from materials distributed by the National Dairy Producers Organization and outlines the newly formed group’s goals and intentions.

To: U.S. dairy producers
As U.S. dairy producers, business owners and multi-generational farmers in America, as well as members of the board of directors of the National Dairy Producers Organization Inc., we come to every dairy producer in America seeking your support of a national effort to organize the producer sector of the U.S. dairy industry.

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Select Sires is looking for new, exciting photos of Select-sired offspring and customers to use in promotions such as calendars, posters, brochures, on the website and much more. The photo contest is open to all amateur photographers including Select Sires customers, employees and employee family members. Contestants can enter as many photos as they wish.

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AgSource has announced the release of the Genetic Selection Guide, a new report designed to assist members of the cooperative using its DHI services in managing decisions related to breeding and herd genetics. Between now and April 1 all members will receive the report as part of their regular DHI report packet.

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The Animal Agriculture Alliance announced that the number of participants in its College Aggies Online scholarship competition has grown from 350 to 577 students. In 2009, the Alliance partnered with the American National CattleWomen, Inc. to launch CAO and help college students become more confident advocates for the agriculture industry.

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With consignments finalized and the catalog heading to press, anticipation for the upcoming 15th Badger Invitational cattle sale is high on the University of Wisconsin – Madison ag campus.

The 30th anniversary of the sale is set for Saturday, March 12 at the UW-Madison Stock Pavilion in Madison, Wisconsin. The Badger Dairy Club will sell roughly 60 head of high-type, deep-pedigreed and high-genomic Holstein heifers and choices with the help of UW-Madison alumni as ringmen, leadsmen and auction leaders.

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DCI Cheese Company (DCI) announced that the company has entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby Saputo Cheese USA Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Saputo Inc., will acquire Fairmount Cheese Holdings Inc. (Fairmount), parent company of DCI Cheese Co. The transaction is anticipated to be completed in March 2011.

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