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A Minnesota company will take over two dairies in Veblen, South Dakota.

Riverview LLP will assume management immediately after a bankruptcy judge approved a purchase agreement late last week, according to the company and court documents.

The two dairies, known as Veblen East and Veblen West, will be renamed Marshall Dairy.

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Louisiana's agriculture department says a vaccine developed by scientists at the LSU AgCenter is showing results in preventing a disease that costs U.S. cattle and dairy producers an estimated $300 million a year.

The disease is "anaplasmosis," which is spread by ticks and destroys red blood cells in cattle.

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Dairy Farmer, Tim Zweber, is one of 12 finalists in the national “Are You Carhartt Tough?” Contest. Voting will take place through Feb. 28 at www.CarharttRental.com, and two grand prize winners will be selected based on the public’s votes.

Zweber is a dairy farmer who knows what it takes to be Carhartt tough. He works every day of the year and often for 24 hours at a time. No matter what the weather, the cows still need to be taken care of, and only one brand can stand the test of such a harsh job. Carhartt is Zweber’s choice. Whether it is protecting him from sharp objects or keeping him warm in the dead of winter, Zweber and his Carhartt perform time and time again.

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DeLaval is sponsoring a webinar on Rule 4570 – Dairy Air Quality on Feb. 17 at noon PST. Paul Sousa of Western United Dairyman will be presenting on “New regulations and their impact.” He’ll discuss how the rule affects dairies milking more than 500 cows in the San Joaquin Valley, new silage requirements and the changes that were made to the previous rule.

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