There’s a new campaign to promote dairy, and it’s unlike any before. Beth Engelmann, chief marketing communications officer at Dairy Management, Inc., says the objective of the newly-launched Undeniably Dairy campaign is to engage with consumers in a way that builds trust and relevance over time. [Read more…]
“Sex is determined genetically,” Dr. George Seidel, Colorado State University, said. “In my opinion, sex is the most important genetic trait.”
The Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council recently hosted a webinar presentation, “Ten Years of Sexed Semen in North America,” given by Dr. Seidel. [Read more…]
by Gabe Middleton, DVM
Drug residue avoidance is a critical area for dairy producers to focus on. In today’s dairy industry climate, a milk residue puts the dairy at risk for loss of market access as well as financial losses. In addition, it creates a black eye for the industry in general that all producers certainly want to avoid. On July 1, 2017, the tetracycline screening pilot program will begin, and no less than 1 out of 15 tanker loads of milk will be tested for oxytetracycline, chlortetracycline, and tetracycline. The tolerance limit for the drug is 300 ppb. [Read more…]
Marie Roenke, of Trumansburg, NY, was 12 years old when she started raising sheep as a 4-H project. But she didn’t start out with one of the most common breeds.
“I wanted goats, but someone offered me some Jacob sheep,” said Marie. “I said sure, and they brought me two ewe lambs and a ram lamb from North Carolina in the back of their Jeep.” [Read more…]
by Karl H. Kazaks
HEAD WATERS, VA — At Healing Waters Farm, the does have mainly kidded, but a few remain pregnant.
Inside the old farmhouse, Hubert (H.C.) Wise is surrounded by reminders of the immanence of man’s spiritual nature by relics of those departed. [Read more…]