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Show Ring Ethics: Cheater’s Never Prosper….Or Do They

When we were young, we were always told to be honest and never to cheat. The phrase “Cheaters never prosper” was ingrained in us from an early age. But, as we grow older, we begin to wonder about this statement. We all know people who have cheated and were not caught and they sure seem […]

PDCA Adopts Change to Show Ring Code of Ethics

The Purebred Dairy Cattle Association Board of Directors unanimously approved a change to the PDCA Show Ring Code of Ethics at the national PDCA board meeting on May 4, 2015. The rule change falls under Grooming and Preparation, with a new addition stating that “changing the natural color of the animal is prohibited.” The full […]

Bovine Vets Blast Reuters Article on Antibiotic Use, Vet Ethics

In an article published by news agency Reuters yesterday, the ethics and professionalism of food animal veterinarians, their relationship with animal health companies and their use of antibiotics for their clients’ livestock was called into question. Despite the allegations and inaccuracies in the article, the American Association of Bovine Practitioners’ (AABP) President-Elect Fred Gingrich, DVM, Ashland, Ohio, said […]

Canadian Dairy Industry Publishing Code of Ethics

This Code of Ethics provides guidelines for the fair and ethical publication of information associated with dairy animals, embryos and semen in Canada. Detailed guidelines and methods of expression are available from the indicated accountable organizations. Abiding by the code is strongly encouraged and shall be enforced by Canadian Dairy Network to its member organizations […]

Dairy Cattle Photography: Ethics and Copyright

Yesterday I let my enthusiasm get the better of me and posted a picture on Facebook that I shouldn’t have posted.  The picture was a compilation of cattle parts from some of the greatest cows in the breed.  The response to the image was insane.  There were over 300 people trying to guess what parts […]

Dairy Cattle Marketing Ethics – Do they exist?

You read the claims in ads all the time, #1 this and #1 one that.  You’re dazzled with amazing photos.  Can you believe what you see?  Are there really any ethics when it comes to dairy cattle marketing? Ethics are a collection of principles of right conduct that shape the decisions people or organizations make. […]

The Code: The Unwritten Rules of Dairy Cattle Show Ethics

Exhibiting dairy cattle at a high level has a long North American history.  It is steeped in tradition.  Fitters have learned some techniques to do things that most people never thought possible.  However, the interesting thing that most outside the fraternity probably don’t realize is that they have also learned to adhere to an honor […]

Business Ethics and Marketing Dairy Cattle Genetics

Let’s make something very clear from the start. This is not a discussion about the ethics of genetic tools to increase the rate of advancement. If you are not clear about our position on this, read the many articles on the benefits of genomics. This is a discussion of the almost daily decisions breeders have […]

Holy cow: Dairy milk makes comeback for ‘hot girls’ and NYC coffee shops

Got (real) milk? Moo-ve over almonds and oats, it’s time for cow’s milk to shine. In recent years, alternatives have been milking the dairy industry as American consumer habits shifted to become more pro plant-based. But now, cow’s milk is back in a coffee shop near you. In an udder-ly unbelievable turn of events, cow’s […]

Klussendorf, McKown Scholarships Winners Announced

The Klussendorf Association is pleased to announce winners of the 2021 Klussendorf and McKown scholarships. The $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to seven individuals at the Dairy Shrine Awards Banquet held September 30 in conjunction with World Dairy Expo. To be eligible, students must be in their first, second or third year of study at […]

Klussendorf, McKown Scholarships Winners Announced

The Klussendorf Association is pleased to announce winners of the 2021 Klussendorf and McKown scholarships. The $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to seven individuals at the Dairy Shrine Awards Banquet held September 30 in conjunction with World Dairy Expo. To be eligible, students must be in their first, second or third year of study at […]

Synergy between dairy and plant proteins: The future of food?

With an increasing consumer trend towards the consumption of sustainable food resources and the complementary increase in vegan demands, plant proteins have been an epicenter for research and development over the past few years. With the advent of technology, plant-based meats and milks have found their way to a number of HoReCa (hotels, restaurants and […]

Dave Fischer Honored with Distinguished Leadership Award

David Fischer is the deserving recipient of Holstein Association USA’s 2021 Distinguished Leadership Award. He spent his career helping dairy farmers while working in extension for the University of Illinois. Dave’s passion for the people, the dairy industry, and the Holstein cow shines through in everything he does. Dave’s career as an Agricultural Advisor and State-wide […]

A Wisconsin Dairy Farmer Asked Trump for Help. Here’s What Happened

Last October, 147 years after his family started their dairy farm in Wisconsin, Paul Adams looked Pres. Trump’s agriculture secretary in the eye and asked him for help. Adams didn’t share the farm’s history at the time, but back in 1872, Charles Adams, a Civil War veteran from Pennsylvania, had purchased the first parcel of […]

Hellenbrand Honored as Friend of Expo

World Dairy Expo is honored to present Michael Hellenbrand of Cross Plains, Wisconsin with a posthumous 2020 Friend of Expo Award. This award is given annually to volunteers of World Dairy Expo who continuously go above and beyond for the organization. Sadly, Hellenbrand passed away this summer, but the positive impact he had on World […]

DFA Announces 2020 Member of Distinction Winners

Dairy Farmers of America’s (DFA) Members of Distinction program honors members who embody the Cooperative’s core values and excel on their operations, in their communities and in the industry. Each year, one member farm from each of DFA’s seven regional Areas is honored. The 2020 Members of Distinction are: Central Area Brick Family, Brickstead Dairy […]

Gene edited cattle: are we there yet?

As gene editing technology advances, the possibility of genetically modified beef and dairy cattle is closer than ever. Where is the cattle industry now, and how do we ensure consumer and environmental safety as the technology becomes more widespread? A recent article in Frontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering has reviewed the emerging developments in […]

Wisconsin Holstein members celebrate Registered Holsteins in Fond du Lac

The Fond du Lac County Holstein Breeders, in coordination with the Wisconsin Holstein Association (WHA), hosted the annual Adult Holstein Convention at the Radisson Hotel & Convention Center in Fond du Lac. More than 150 Holstein breeders from across the state were in attendance for meetings, speakers and tours, and to receive recognition for outstanding […]

Dairy Calf and Heifer Association attains RACE-approved status

The American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) named Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) a Registry of Approved Continuing Education- (RACE) approved provider. RACE is one of the four key programs provided by AAVSB. The RACE program’s purpose is to develop and apply uniform standards related to providers and programs of continuing education (CE) […]

Can the dairy industry survive against milk alternatives?

There’s been a lot of talk recently about meat alternatives, but dairy alternatives are also gaining popularity. And when it comes to dairy in Canada, given our quotas and high tariffs, the stakes are significantly higher. Dairy alternatives such as rice milk, soy milk, oat milk, almond milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, and even hemp milk are […]

‘Pathetic’ punishment for farm intruders in Western Australia

This week, James Warden (25) and Arkadiusz Swiebodzinski (26) were allowed to walk free from court after being found guilty of invading a farm in Western Australia and stealing a calf. The pair pleaded not guilty to charges of stealing and aggravated burglary at the White Rocks farm near Brunswick, Western Australia in October 2018, […]

Uncertain Future for Canada’s Dairy Sector

Opinion by Dr. Sylvain Charlebois The dairy industry is slowly being trampled by a wave of consumers who see it as one of many options, for a variety of reasons There’s been a lot of talks recently about meat alternatives but dairy alternatives are also becoming more popular. And when it comes to dairy in Canada, […]

Missouri charmer led double life, masterminded one of the biggest frauds in farm history

To be “certified organic” farmers in the U.S. must follow rules spelled out in the USDA National Organic Program. By USDA/Natural Resources Conservation Service Chillicothe, Missouri Like all the best con artists, Randy Constant was a charmer, hard not to like. Big hearted. Good listener. You’d never have guessed that the father of three, grandfather […]

U.S. Gain Purchases Digesters at Two Wisconsin Dairy Farms

U.S. Gain®, a leader in development, procurement and distribution of renewable natural gas (RNG) announces the purchase of anerobic digesters at two Wisconsin dairy farms, S&S Jerseyland Dairy LLC and Dallmann East River Dairy LLC, to expedite RNG development for the transportation and energy markets. U.S. Gain is currently coordinating installation of biogas clean-up equipment […]

The Future of Cheese in America Requires Cultural and Capital Investment

“If every dairy farmer closed their farms tomorrow, would the world even know?” Allison Hooper, founder of Vermont Creamery, wonders. Judith Schad, founder of Indiana’s Capriole Goat Cheese, has similar concerns. “I don’t feel optimistic about farming or dairying generally right now,” she says. “Farmers, particularly dairy farmers, are disappearing.” Dairy farming has never been […]

Trump’s trade wars are hurting farmers. Can Sonny Perdue keep them happy?

The remark reverberated across the country, prompting calls for his resignation from farm groups, angry editorials and even criticism from his own party. Critics said Perdue’s “go big or get out” line played into existing fears that the Trump administration is more interested in helping large corporations than the little guys. Perdue later said he […]

Great Britain Dairy Industry Is Losing One Farmer a Week

Amid slumping dairy sales, farmers are moving onto other careers. One dairy farmer leaves the industry every week, new research finds. The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) — a levy board funded by farmers — surveyed major milk buyers to learn more about the industry. AHDB discovered there are around 8,820 dairy producers in […]

The Five Freedoms: A history lesson in animal care and welfare

The Five Freedoms have been the basis of animal welfare since the 1960s. Learn about what they are and why they have endured, writes Melissa Elischer, Michigan State University Extension Concern about animal care and welfare is not a new topic for those who raise animals, but it continues to be of greater concern for […]

Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council Annual Meeting RACE ARPAS credits

The American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) has accepted Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council’s (DCRC) submission for continuing education (CE) credits. Veterinarians can earn up to 14 Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) CEs for attending the DCRC Annual Meeting, Nov. 13-14, in Pittsburgh. This RACE approval is for the categories of: Medical and Non-Medical, […]

Cyberbullying by vegan activists adds to farmers’ growing list of mental health problems, psychologists say

Cyberbullying by vegan activists is a growing source of stress for farmers and agricultural producers who already face significant mental health challenges linked to the job, a farmer and a psychologist working in the agriculture sector say. Farmer Mylene Begin, who co-owns Princy farm in Quebec’s Abitibi-Temiscamingue region, created an Instagram account a few years […]

Immune Response and Milk Production Compete for Resources

Metabolic demands of the immune response to mastitis reduce glucose and amino acids available to support milk production, according to a review in Applied Animal Science Monetary losses from mastitis result from several factors: reduced milk production and quality; increased labor, veterinary costs, and drug use; discard of abnormal and antibiotic-laden milk; and premature culling […]

McGuirk to Receive National Dairy Shrine’s Pioneer Award

Five outstanding individuals are being honored with National Dairy Shrine’s Pioneer Award this year in recognition of their longtime service and contributions to the dairy cattle industry. The five join an elite group of industry leaders whose stories and portraits are part of Dairy Shrine’s National Dairy Hall of Fame and Museum in Fort Atkinson, […]

Undercover footage of violence at British dairy farm prompts investigation

The RSPCA is investigating a British farm, after undercover footage which appears to show dairy cows and calves being force fed, punched and beaten was released by an animal rights group. The footage, taken on a farm in Buckinghamshire, appears to show workers beating and swearing at dairy cows. Later in the footage, workers appear […]

I’m sorry, from a peaceful vegan

As I started my day this morning, I was some-what horrified upon reading the story of the farmer firing a gunshot at a vegan activist who was filming on his property. I’m a vegan. I have been for two years. Stories like this have become increasingly common with the rise of veganism. And it makes […]

Branded milk could offer brighter future for UK dairy industry

“The white stuff is knackered,” pronounced dairy market analyst Chris Walkland, on the state of margins in the UK liquid milk market. “We need to grow the size of the cake,” added Mr Walkland, who is an advocate of increasing milk retail prices to raise farmgate returns for dairy farmers. Mr Walkland said that margins […]

Vegan protesters storm ETHICAL supermarket for selling meat and dairy

VEGAN protesters stormed an ethical supermarket accusing it of “false advertising” for selling dairy products. HISBE in Brighton, East Sussex, prides itself on selling “thoughtfully sourced from small, local producers and brands that trade responsibly, fairly and sustainably”. HISBE, which stands for ‘How It Should Be’, works with farms who treat animals with care and respect, […]

College students awarded Klussendorf and McKown Scholarships

The Klussendorf Association and McKown Fund are excited to announce the seven $1,500 scholarship recipients totaling $10,500 in awards. These scholarships are presented annually to students in their first, second, or third year at a two-year or four-year college or university in the United States or Canada majoring in dairy science, animal science, agri-business, or […]

Valadao dairy forced to sell cattle, equipment after lawsuit

A dairy owned by Hanford Rep. David Valadao and his family appears headed for the auction block, as creditors have taken control of the day-to-day operations and have begun selling off cattle and equipment to pay back more than $8 million in unpaid loans. In November, Rabobank sued Triple V Dairy in Fresno County Superior […]

Breakfast on the Dairy Farm an award-winning idea

Over 3,400 people have attended the annual summer event A group of Olds-area dairy farmers who developed an innovative consumer outreach program are this year’s winner of Award of Distinction for Communication from Alberta Farm Animal Care. “Six years ago the East Olds Dairy Farmers group, which is made up of several dairy farm families, […]

2018 Holstein Canada Annual Meeting Highlights

Le belle province hosted The 134th Annual General meeting of Holstein Canada.  The 135th Annual General Meeting,  was held in historic Quebec City, while a Show and Sale took place in Victoriaville. Three neighbouring areas along the picturesque St. Lawrence River were the setting for this year’s farm tours where Quebec’s passion for the Holstein […]

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