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Holstein Association USA Board meets in Illinois

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

The Holstein Association USA, Inc. (HAUSA) board of directors held its fall meeting November 15-16 in Rosemont, IL. President Boyd Schaufelberger chaired the day-and-a-half session. The board approved the 2018 Management-by-Objective Business Plan and associated budget, as presented by management. The 2018 Business Plan forecasts growth in Holstein Association USA’s core products and services. Update […]

Feature Articles: The 2017 Royal Winter Fair – Where Legends Were Made St Genetics: Genetics Investments or Expense? Edition 2 Top News Stories Undercover video shows farmworkers beating cows with metal rods. Police are investigating the dairy. Calves taken, cows made pregnant for milk: Animal welfare protest targets dairy industry Protest against Larson Dairy Farm […]

Rosann 899  claimed the prestigious “SuperCow” title at the 2017 AgriScot Show in Edinburgh, Scotland. The 3rd lactation Bradnick-daughter, showing 6 months fresh, continued her success after placing Reserve Grand at the UK’s National Show in September. Standing Reserve Grand to Rosann was Overside Allemar Amanda from the D-R-A August family.

The slogan “America’s Dairyland” will stay on Wisconsin license plates until the cows come home, Gov. Scott Walker declared Tuesday. In a radio interview Tuesday morning, Walker put to rest the idea that the state’s farming heritage would disappear from the state’s plates as some have sought. “There’s no way we are changing from ‘America’s […]

The Globe and Mail is reporting that Canada may be willing to grant more dairy access to American producers during the fifth round of the North American Free Trade Agreement, but will stand firm against U.S. protectionist demands, according to Canadian sources. Ottawa, sources said, will remain at the table, noting Canadian officials thinks they can build negotiating momentum by reaching […]

New Organic Standards for Dairy Cows

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

The USDA proposes an increase in grazing standards that will eliminate loopholes in organic dairy production. On October 24, the U.S. Department of Agriculture proposed the Access to Pasture (livestock) rule that, if passed, will eliminate loopholes in the production of organic dairy. The proposed rule will enforce higher grazing standards for dairy cows, meaning 30 percent […]

Dairy markets closed mixed Wednesday

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Dairy markets were mixed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Wednesday. The Class III milk futures for November were up $.02 to $16.84. December was down $.03 at $15.73. January was down $.07 to $14.96. February was down $.05 to $14.96 Butter closed down $.0225 Wednesday at $2.2575. One carload was sold. Barrels were unchanged at […]

OPINION – Why I’m not proud of Fonterra

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

OPINION: Over the past eight or so weeks there have been lots of conversations, and not all of them sensible, in our house regarding the milk price and what we believe being part of a co-op means. Those discussions also involve how we are tracking with production and our forecast budget so we stay on the […]

Five steps to winter farm prep

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Help ease the transition for your animals Winter brings frozen water buckets, mounds of snow, slippery ice and cold temperatures. These conditions can make it a challenging season for you and your animals. Before old man winter starts knocking on your door, take advantage of the remaining fall days to prepare your farm for winter’s […]

 In celebration of Canada 150, Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) is pleased to announce the DFO Board, on behalf of Ontario’s dairy farmers, is donating $150,000 to the Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) for the purchase of milk and dairy products for Ontario families in need. To maximize its donation, DFO has partnered with […]

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