World Dairy Expo Special Edition of AgDay
AgDay & Dairy Today spend a day at the 2008 World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. Click on the segments below to get a look inside this massive event:
- Segment 1: Expo history & Crave Brothers Dairy
- Segment 2: Dairy Analysis with Mike North
- Segment 3: California Dairy Spotlight
- Segment 4: Dairy Boom in Texas
- Segment 5: A Man & his Music
Saturday, October 4
- A day in the life of Comestar Lheros
With North American A.I. bull studs now off-limits to any outside visitors as a biosecurity precaution, Semex brought a virtual tour of its Gencor sire facility in Guelp, Ontario, to World Dairy Expo visitors on Saturday.
- Navigating the corn silage hybrid maze
Long considered a minor crop, corn grown for silage is drawing more interest from seed companies and producers looking for less expensive, dairy-friendly corn.
Friday, October 3
- A jump start to National Animal ID
Outbreaks of BSE nor bovine tuberculosis have been enough to scare the U.S. livestock industry into widespread adoption of a national electronic animal identification program.
- New York university dairy offers real world skills for students
A university dairy farm in New York State is teaching real-world skills to students.
- Getting high on grass
Lardinois Family Farms, Pulaski, Wis. have been feeding grass as 12.5% of their ration dry matter, or about 23% of their forage dry matter, since September 2007.
- WestfaliaSurge launches GEA Farm Technologies Brand
WestfaliaSurge formally launched its GEA Farm Technologies brand at World Dairy Expo.
Thursday, October 2
- Cheese prices rebound
Cash cheese prices rebounded yesterday on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange yesterday, with blocks gaining 6.75¢/lb to $1.8725. Barrels jumped 7.75¢, and closed at $1.8475.
- Final National Dairy Animal Well-Being guidelines released
The National Dairy Animal Well-Being Initiative unveiled its final principles and guidelines today at World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis.
- Dietary guidelines up for renewal
It's amazing how fast five years flies by. It was just three years ago, in 2005, that USDA's dietary guidelines were upgraded to recommend three servings of dairy a day for every adult.Those guidelines are up for renewal in 2010.
- Are compost barns a viable housing option?
Possibly, if you can find an economical bedding option. Listen in as Marcia Endres, associate professor of Dairy Science at University of Minnesota, offers an answer.
Wednesday, October 1
- Reducing dairy's carbon hoof print
Dairy Management, Inc. (DMI) is taking the next step in documenting dairy's carbon hoof print on the world—and it's going to need your help.
- Jersey cows reach record production levels
Milk production from U.S. Jersey cows is at record levels, national Jersey leaders said at World Dairy Expo today.
- Elanco finalizes Posilac acquisition
In August Elanco, a division of Eli Lilly and Company, announced its intent to acquire Posilac, a supplement for dairy cows, from Monsanto. Today, Elanco finalized the deal.
- Straw bedded compost barn
John and Annelies Seffrood gave a virtual tour of their three straw-bedded compost barns Wednesday afternoon here at World Dairy Expo.
Tuesday, September 30
- World Dairy Expo kicks off today
The 42nd rendition of World Dairy Expo kicks off this morning here in Madison, Wis. Dairy Today's editorial team is already in place, and we'll be here throughout the week to report on the latest news.
- Students with a cause
Smart, well-spoken youth aren't an oddity at World Dairy Expo.
- NAIS 840-RFID tags help producers comply with COOL
IDairy reminds dairy producers that 840-RFID tags are an easy way to provide customers, and ultimately consumers, with the proper COOL documentation.
- Cottoneseed iffy
With cotton seed flirting with $400/ton this fall, whether it stays in your dairy ration is an iffy proposition.
- Create a productive environment for calves
Raising dairy calves is fraught with risks, but good calf pen design and management can optimize the young animals' growth and minimize their health problems.
- Dairy prices drop again
The fallout from the financial crisis on Wall Street continued to batter cheese markets yesterday.