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Producers across the country are voicing questions about risk management at a series of workshops offered by commodity marketing consultant Stewart-Peterson. The seminar road tour has previously stopped in three states and will be stopping in four more in coming months. Here’s a snapshot of two producer questions from recent workshops and answers to them by the company’s advisers Mark Ludtke (top right) and Steve Schalla (bottom right).

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colostrum warmer ColoQuick

Contact:
Andy Beckel, president/owner of Golden Calf Company
www.goldencalfcompany.com

Developed in Denmark, ColoQuick is making its debut across the ocean this year through its North American distributor Golden Calf Company LLC. It will be on display in the Coliseum, Arena Level, at booth AL 172.

Q. What does your company specialize in?
BECKEL
: We provide farmers with an effective colostrum feeding and management system. Using our system, producers can expect to reduce calf mortality and increase milk production in the first lactation alone up to 2,400 pounds of milk.

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Contact:
Randy Clark, Founder
www.rciengineering.com

Specializing in hay and forage equipment, RCI Engineering LLC is looking forward to showing World Dairy Expo visitors its latest windrow merger that reduces stones and dirt in the merged row. Small to mid-sized farmers to commercial hay growers can find RCI in the outdoor trade mall at booth TM 699.

Q. What does your company specialize in?
CLARK: Hay mergers, attachments for John Deere hay and forage equipment, and specialized agricultural equipment.

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Pennsylvania dairy farmers making difficult business decisions after nearly two years of low milk prices and negative margins can benefit from a contribution by the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association to support the Dairy Decisions Consultant program.

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Recently, Semex and Micro hosted a three-day advanced reproductive and ai24 training to a group of seven Semex district sales representatives from across the U.S. in Battle Creek, Michigan.

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