Better Data, Better Dairy

Better Data, Better Dairy

California dairyman finds answers in his quest for the complete picture. Seven years ago, Tony Louters was on a hunt. The Merced, Calif., dairyman wanted more information on his milking cows in order to improve reproductive protocols and, more importantly, health. The dairy was running fine, but he wasn’t satisfied with good enough. “There wasn’t … Read more

Dairy beef calves: Poor retention of farmers

57% of the national slaughter kill originates from the dairy herd at present, a number which is expected to increase, a Teagasc conference heard earlier this week. Alan Twomey was among the speakers at the state agency’s National Dairy Conference this week, and he put the spotlight on producing higher-quality calves from the dairy herd. … Read more

Virginia Beach buys Oceanfront Dairy Queen for $12.8M

It’s one of the top-grossing Dairy Queens in the nation, its owner says. VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach has purchased the Oceanfront Dairy Queen and adjacent 17th Street stage just off the boardwalk for $12.8 million. The sale closed Thursday, according to the city. It’s news that may come as a surprise to … Read more

Museum of Ice Cream’s legen-dairy Pinkmas celebration arrives in Chicago with new ways to celebrate the holiday season

Pinkmas is here at the Museum of Ice Cream! Dive into Pinkmas at Museum of Ice Cream NYC! Join us for the sweetest party in town at Museum of Ice Cream’s all new Pinkmas celebration! The immersive experience runs through the holiday season with limited time treats, engaging activations and festive crafts For legen-dairy fun … Read more

Young dairy producer building connections and demand | Dave Bergmeier

Few agricultural vocations are as time encompassing as a dairy producer. Members of the second class of the Dairy Experience and Agricultural Leadership program, which was created by the Midwest Dairy of St. Paul, Minnesota, are from left (back row) Cole Hoyer, Elle Tibor, Lindsey Borst, Kevin Borst, Dan Venteicher, Natalie Barka, Paige Roberts and … Read more

Beef-dairy cross breeds open new beef markets

Breeding dairy cattle to beef bulls has been a growing trend for years, but now some farmers are taking the idea to a new level. (Jennifer Campbell photo) Trend followed by majority of Ontario dairy farms, farmer says Nelson ZandbergenFarmers Forum THEDFORD — At Stewardson Dairy in Thedford, co-owner Jeff Stewardson estimates that a female … Read more

An easy way for dairy farmers to reduce their climate impact

Study collaborators held a demonstration of how biochar is created. Credit: Juan Rodriguez Adding even a small amount of biochar—a charcoal-like material produced by burning organic matter—to a dairy’s manure-composting process reduces methane emissions by 84%, a recent study by UC Merced researchers shows. The dairy industry is one of the main sources of methane … Read more