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The Penn State Dairy Science Club’s annual Holiday Cheesebox sale is a tradition that is looked forward to every year. The 31st annual cheesebox sale was held this year and the fundraiser continues to grow.

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An estimated 140,000 visitors, including 24,000 international visitors, attended EuroTier 2010, an international trade show held in Hannover, Germany, November 16-19. EuroTier is recognized as the world’s “top event for animal production”. This event is sponsored and organized by the Frankfurt-based German Agricultural Society (DLG).

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The Southern Regional Dairy Challenge was held November 18-20 at Mississippi State University in Tupelo, Mississippi. The host farms were Graham Dairy in Thaxton and Heritage Dairy Farm in Holly Springs. Jeremy Graham (pictured at right) of Graham Dairy and Grandy Ladner of Heritage Dairy Farm shared their thoughts on the event.

Q. What suggestion from the students are you most likely to implement on your operation?
GRAHAM: The students recommended altering the transition diet for our dry cows. We are primarily a grass-based dairy, and we have used corn silage as a supplement for only the milking herd. So it's an abrupt change, especially for the first calf heifers, to go from a diet with no corn silage to one with it. We're also looking at ways to improve our somatic cell count.

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Erinn Oliphant
Raleigh, North Carolina
Manager of Outreach Services
Dairy Records Management Systems

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