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20100720_semex_trainingSemex is working hard to ensure that the Semex sales force continues to be the industry’s most well-respected and informed staff, committed to delivering profitable solutions to dairymen around the world. This continuous development and commitment to ongoing education is at the foundation of the Semex Learning Centre (SLC).

“Today’s dairy industry is competitive, very competitive,” says Brad Adams, Semex Alliance global training manager. “Semex sales staff have to be the best in the world if they are going to continue to deliver value to dairy producers globally. You can’t do that over night… It’s a long-term strategic commitment Semex is making to both our customers and to our staff.”

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Horizon Organic announced four student recipients of 2010 Horizon Organic Producer Education (HOPE) program scholarships. Each recipient will receive $2,500 towards their education, encouraging them to enter the field of organic agriculture. Horizon Organic is the first and only national organic dairy brand to have a scholarship program designed to build the next generation of organic dairy leaders.

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DeLaval announced it has hit the 30,000 sales mark for its swinging cow brush, a self-grooming device that keeps cows happier, healthier and more productive. “The swinging cow brush is very popular among dairy farmers thanks to its many customer benefits. Definitely a DeLaval success story,” DeLaval Vice President Business Area Aftermarket & Services Tim Nicolaï said.

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Exactly two years after first breaking ground on a $62 million expansion, The Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA) hosted an Open House on June 30 to showcase its newly renovated and expanded processing facility. The dairy manufacturing plant operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, taking in approximately 3.5 to 5 million pounds of milk each day. Sales from the Ovid plant were nearly $140 million in 2009.

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As the global dairy industry continues to raise the bar on milk quality, Pfizer Animal Health recognizes a need for easy access to resources to help producers improve their milk quality decision-making. As a result, the company has launched a new online resource – www.milkqualityfocus.com/ – offering technical and actionable information on mastitis management and milk quality.

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Every year as a way of encouraging continued involvement in the dairy industry, Dairy MAX, the local dairy council, provides scholarships to regional students who have dairy background, studying an agricultural-related field and have outstanding scholastic achievements, leadership abilities and community involvement. This year Dairy MAX is proud to award two $2,500 scholarships to Dianne DeVos, Plainview, Texas, and Justin Squire, Hagerman, New Mexico.

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