FDA Commissioner Desires to Enforce Dairy Labeling Regulations

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told an audience at a Politico Pro Summit on Tuesday in Washington that his agency will soon begin enforcing regulations that define milk as an animal product, not a plant-based food – an indication that the National Milk Producers Federation’s (NMPF) requests for action by the agency are being heard. After acknowledging that “an almond doesn’t lactate,” Dr. Gottlieb said the agency soon will seek public inpu

AFT Applauds Passage of Senate Farm Bill, Looks Forward to Conference

American Farmland Trust applauds the passage of the Senate Farm bill today and commends Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow for this bipartisan and expedient step towards a 2018 Farm Bill. AFT looks forward to a similar approach by the conferees for a timely bill that provides certainty for American farmers and ranchers and much-needed funds to protect the land they steward. - John Piotti, president and CEO, American Farmland T

Zoetis Accepting Proposals for Research Grants

Grant award program will support research to help protect dogs, cattle, sheep and poultry from parasitic diseases and to develop formulations that could extend the efficacy of therapeutics KALAMAZOO, MICH., Dec. 1, 2017 — Zoetis today announced that the company is accepting grant proposals for research into innovative approaches to help protect dogs, cattle, sheep and poultry from parasitic diseases and to extend the efficacy of therapeutics through new formulations. Through

Holstein Association USA Board Meets in Illinois

BRATTLEBORO, Vt., November 17, 2017 – The Holstein Association USA, Inc. (HAUSA) board of directors held its fall meeting November 15-16 in Rosemont, Illinois. 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 on 2017 Business Plan

DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA CELEBRATES OPENING OF NEW PLANT IN GARDEN CITY

Plant Provides a Home for Local Milk, While Also Helping Meet Global Demand for U.S. Dairy KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national dairy cooperative owned by family farmers, recently celebrated the opening of DFA Garden City, a new, state-of-the-art dairy ingredients plant located in Southwest Kansas. DFA Garden City is a partnership between DFA and 12 of its member farms in Southwest Kansas and will help support the industry’s continued growth in the r

World-Class Speakers Bring Expertise to PDPW Managers Academy

Economist David Kohl and Former Disney Executive Lee Cockerell will Lead Academy Workshops DAIRY NEWS – Dairy owners, managers and professionals from around the country will learn from each other and world-class presenters at the 2018 PDPW Managers Academy for Dairy Professionals™, presented by the Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW). The three-day executive program, themed: “Attitude – Bringing the magic to dairy,” will be held Jan. 16-18, 2018 in Orlando, Fla. The 2018 M

Sara Kitchen Joins Select Sires as Communications Specialist

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, — Select Sires Inc. has hired Sara Kitchen as communications specialist. In this role, she will manage the writing and production of Select Sires’ customer newsletter, Selections; coordinate all press releases; and work closely with the sales and marketing team to promote Select Sires’ many programs and services. Kitchen, a native of Pennsylvania, will join the corporate communications team on November 15. “Sara’s experiences and specialized talents make h

NMPF Celebrates Industry Collaboration and Innovation at 101st Annual Meeting in California

ANAHEIM, CA – The importance of increased collaboration across the dairy community, defending the good name of dairy foods, and pursuing innovative new marketing strategies were key themes this week here at the National Milk Producers Federation’s 101st annual meeting, where 800 attendees heard from their policy and promotion organizations on how to create more opportunities for the U.S. dairy industry. Hosted jointly by NMPF, the National Dairy Board and the United Dairy Ind

NMPF Building Support in Congress to Approve DAIRY PRIDE Act, Force FDA to Take Action on Mislabeled

ANAHEIM, CA – Efforts to expose the deceptive labeling and marketing of plant-based products that exploit the nutritional halo of real dairy products continues to gain traction and “has these fake food marketers worried,” attendees here at the National Milk Producers Federation’s annual meeting heard this week by the organization’s leadership. NMPF President and CEO Jim Mulhern told the organization that he remains committed to achieving passage in Congress of the DAIRY PRIDE

New Select Sires Employees Participate in Orientation and Sales Training

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, October 31, 2017 — Twenty-six professional A.I. technicians, sales representatives, Select Mating Service® (SMS®) genetic consultants, Select Reproductive Solutions® (SRS®) specialists, communications coordinators and administrative personnel took part in Select Sires' employee orientation held October 24 and 25 at the Select Sires headquarters in Plain City, Ohio. Employees from eight member cooperatives, Select Sires GenerVations and Select Sires Inc., wer

Three U.S. dairy producers experience the luck of the Irish with the Alltech & KEENAN Great Gree

Ashley Irvin from Tennessee, Hans Greisen from Wisconsin, and Mary Van Rossum from Wisconsin, were selected by a live, random draw during the 2017 World Dairy Expo to win a trip for two to Ireland for the week of St. Patrick’s Day 2018 [LEXINGTON, Ky.] – For three U.S. dairy producers, the luck of the Irish was on their side when their names were selected in a live, random draw for The Great Green Getaway sweepstakes as the 2017 World Dairy Expo wrapped up in Madison, Wiscons

2017 PDPW Food & Policy Summit Set for December 6-7 & Additional Opportunities

PDPW to Host Two-Day Event to Discuss Leading Issues in Dairy Industry, Agriculture DAIRY NEWS – Consumers are subjected to fear-based marketing claims nearly everywhere – on grocery store shelves, product labels, advertising, social media and more. The 2017 PDPW Food & Policy Summit, presented by Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW), will examine some of the fear-based claims and discuss how they could impact how dairy farmers operate now and in the future. The PDPW Food & P

Misbranded Dairy Imitations Mislead Americans, Require Enforcement Action, NMPF Tells FDA Commission

ARLINGTON, VA –U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s recent comments about the need for strong federal oversight of food labels are exactly what is needed to address the misleading labeling and branding of imitation dairy products, the National Milk Producers Federation said today. In a letter to FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, NMPF implored the agency to devote resources to prevent nutritionally inferior products from using the names of r

'Why Milking Shorthorns?'

Editor's note: John Kuszlyk of Kuszlyk Cattle Company passed away this past week. Out of respect for the legacy of John, we reprint this piece published in the 2016 Fall Issue of the Milking Shorthorn Journal. A full obituary follows at the end with service times and information. Rest in peach John! Following is a piece written by Teri Martin in 1999 for the Kuszlyks' farm display. Please stop and take a few minutes to look over our display and cattle. If you are serious we’d

NMPF Milk Report & Immigration Reform

The October Dairy Market Report is now available. Milk prices continued to strengthen in August, but production is showing signs of acceleration. This year’s slow decline in the rate of U.S. milk production growth was interrupted in July and August, bouncing back to a 2 percent year-over-year increase. Lower feed costs in August helped further improve the month financially for the nation’s dairy farmers, as did a drop in the recent rates of American-type cheese production gro

Lallemand Animal Nutrition welcomes three new hires

MILWAUKEE – October 25, 2017 – Lallemand Animal Nutrition welcomes Carissa Adams as Documentation Coordinator, Amanda Lichtensteiger as Ruminant Product Manager and Megan Lillis Smith, Ph.D., as Territory Business Manager – Northeastern U.S. “These highly qualified individuals will provide excellent support for our customers as well as aid in our continued growth,” says Jeff Ast, Commercial Director, Lallemand Animal Nutrition, North America. “We continue to add key personnel

Roundtable - Preparing for “The Big Dance”

As published in the September/October 2017 Ayrshire Digest How Ayrshire exhibitors gear up for the International Show Showing at World Dairy Expo is the honor and thrill that many registered Ayrshire breeders young and old look forward to every year. The high-quality cows, reunions with old friends, booming trade show and plethora of events combine to make it the highlight of a year of hard work. We spoke with [four] Ayrshire breeders who are no stranger to the colored shavin

Dairy Industry Applauds Introduction of School Milk Nutrition Act of 2017

(Washington, D.C) – The nation’s two leading dairy organizations applauded the introduction today of a bipartisan bill to help reverse the decline of milk consumption in schools. The School Milk Nutrition Act of 2017, introduced by Representatives G.T. Thompson (R-PA) and Joe Courtney (D-CT), would allow schools to offer low-fat and fat-free milk, including flavored milk with no more than 150 calories per 8-ounce serving, to participants in the federal school lunch and breakf

Preventing Lameness in All Stages of Life is Focus of November 22 Webinar

“Simplifying Hoof Health from Day One” Webinar from PDPW Will Be Presented by Dr. Nigel Cook DAIRY NEWS – While lameness is typically a problem dairy producers see in mature cows, there are a number of strategies and management practices that can be implemented in heifer pens to minimize and prevent lameness throughout a dairy cow’s life. On Wed., Nov. 22, the second session of the PDPW World Class Webinar Series: Hooves are Made for Walking” will show dairy producers how to

CWT Assists with 1.8 million Pounds of Cheese and Butter Export Sales

ARLINGTON, VA – Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 14 requests for export assistance from members Dairy Farmers of America, Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold) and United Dairymen of Arizona that have contracts to sell 1.702 million pounds (772 metric tons) of Cheddar, Gouda and Monterey Jack cheese and 144,403 pounds (66 metric tons) of butter to customers in the Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. The product has been contracted for delivery in the peri