HD Notebook

We’re in the export business for good

Date: 
Fri, 10/15/2010

Chicago, Atlanta and Miami, or Beijing, Tijuana and Riyadh? One group of cities is the perception of where U.S. dairy products are sold; the other is the fast-growing reality and the future. Forecasters say we should not only expect our role as a major exporter to continue, but emphasize that we are in the best position to fill the new demand they see coming. Read more

USDA bumps up milk price forecast slightly

Date: 
Thu, 10/14/2010

USDA’s October forecast of milk production for 2010 is raised slightly from last month as higher milk per cow more than offsets lower cow numbers. The agency now puts the 2010 estimate at 192.8 billion pounds which would be up 3.5 billion pounds or 1.85 percent from 2009. Read more

Livestock-based foods pack a 4-dimension punch to global hunger

Date: 
Tue, 10/12/2010

When I think of global hunger issues, only one name comes to mind: Norman Borlaug. In college, I never stopped hearing about him — he was an alumni of my alma mater. Borlaug was the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, and India's second-highest civilian honor: Padma Vibhushan. Read more

Drive On!

Date: 
Tue, 10/12/2010

With 40 percent of dairy operators over the age of 55, some may speculate some push-back to adapting to new information. The average dairy producer hovers around this age demographic. However, all producers, whether 18 or 68 years old, know how important keeping up on information affects their business. Read more

Wisconsin honors Hoard

Date: 
Mon, 10/11/2010

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U.S. taking a big share of global dairy demand rebound

Date: 
Fri, 10/08/2010

Recession still handcuffs the U.S. economy as a whole (what is the National Bureau of Economic Research thinking?), but a semi-boom has been underway all year in global demand for dairy products. Thanks to several factors, the American dairy industry has been filling more than its share of those orders. Read more

Corn Market - All eyes focusing

Date: 
Thu, 10/07/2010

Tomorrow, USDA will release its Crop Production report which will shed some light on just how much corn might be harvested in this country this fall after all is said and done. It is an anxiously awaited release due out at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. Read more

National 4-H Week: A time to celebrate our roots

Date: 
Tue, 10/05/2010

This week, October 3 through 9, marks National 4-H Week — a week to celebrate what 4-H contributes to our family, our community, our country, and our world. At first thought, 4-H may have seemed like a social activity as a youngster and a reason to be at the fair every day. But 4-H really did yield more than summer softball games or project meetings. Read more

Achievers Crowned

Date: 
Tue, 10/05/2010

World Dairy Expo 2010 has come to a close. In a matter of a just a week, shows, sales, and contests were all held in Madison, Wis.

Total attendance was up, with 65,136 attending. International visitors came from 87 countries. The commercial trade show booth also had an international flavor, with exhibitors from 26 countries.

Total dairy cattle on the grounds tallied 2,411 head. Holsteins top the list with 652 head, followed by Jersey and Brown Swiss. Exhibitors came from nearly every corner of the continent, representing 36 states and 6 Canadian provinces. Read more

A meal fit for a king

Date: 
Fri, 10/01/2010

With any great event comes tradition and there are certain things that have become tradition during World Dairy Expo. Many regular visitors have their favorite eating establishments, of which the Prime Quarter is a perfect example. This cook-your-own steakhouse is one of the most popular restaurants in Madison during Expo. Read more

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