HD Notebook

Danone makes a bold sales assumption — is yogurt the reason?

Date: 
Wed, 08/04/2010

If you have a newly-found love or fascination with yogurt and yogurt drinks, you are not alone. It seems as if your neighbor has picked up on it too, as did European yogurt giant Danone. Read more

Agricultural advocacy at its finest

Date: 
Tue, 08/03/2010

Every October, Shamrock Farms, located in Stanfield, Ariz., opens up its modern 10,000-cow dairy to the public, taking advantage of the growing agricultural disconnect as a way to market its brand and teach Arizona’s children about large-scale dairying.

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Class prices and commercial disappearance on the rise

Date: 
Mon, 08/02/2010

Dairy markets are beginning to improve according to the Dairy Market News for the week of July 26-30, 2010. Read more

A starving grad student’s BLT shock

Date: 
Fri, 07/30/2010

Away at college, working on a master’s degree, many of my daughter’s calls and e-mails now include personal insights into the financial "joy" of being a grown-up.

“One day you’ll appreciate the starving grad student experience and how it made you tough,” I often say, trying not to laugh. She shared her newest revelation today; it was about meat prices of all things. Read more

Stainless Steel troughs and chlorine bleach fight Johne’s

Date: 
Wed, 07/28/2010

A couple tablespoons of bleach and stainless steel water troughs could be your next arsenal in the fight against Johne’s disease. That’s the conclusion from Kim Cook, a USDA Agricultural Research Service microbiologist at the agency’s Animal Waste Management Research Unit in Bowling Green, Ky. Read more

Saving the world one slice of cheese at a time

Date: 
Tue, 07/27/2010

They don’t wear capes or have super powers, but little brown cows are helping save the world. Seriously. Here’s how the dots are connected: Read more

Three reports shape milk price picture

Date: 
Mon, 07/26/2010

In the past few days, three key reports have been released that provide some insight into what's ahead for dairy markets. They are last Wednesday's Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook from USDA's Economic Research Service, Thursday's NASS report Cold Storage, and Friday's NASS report, Cattle. Read more

June milk production up sharply

Date: 
Fri, 07/23/2010

Taking the nation as a whole, milk production was up 2.4 in June compared to a year earlier. In the top 23 states, milk output was up 2.7 percent. Milk production has been on the rise since February, but the size of June's jump was unexpected. Read more

Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture dies unexpectedly

Date: 
Thu, 07/22/2010

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So simple, but not easy

Date: 
Wed, 07/21/2010

The job of the milker to keep teats clean and dry to prevent infection is a daily battle on every farm; yet the task is simple in thought. Today at the Hoard’s Dairyman Farm, a Hispanic milker training was held to relay that message in a way attendees could understand thoroughly. The event was organized by Vita Plus. Read more

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