Eighty-three students from ten western US and one Canadian universities and colleges traveled to Tulare, California for the 10th annual Western Regional Dairy Challenge on February 26 – 28, 2015. Headquarters for the contest was the College of the Sequoias (COS) Tulare campus.
By Coleen Jones and Jud Heinrichs, Penn State University
We recently evaluated the costs of feeding pasteurized milk to calves in comparison to other feeding systems considering current market conditions. To do so, we utilized a spreadsheet tool we developed a few years ago with colleagues at Virginia Tech. The results may surprise you.
By J.W. Schroeder, Dairy Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
To ensure constant feed availability and account for feed refusal or weigh back, you must deliver more feed to a pen of dairy cows than those cows will consume. Common recommendations in dairy circles indicate producers should expect 2 to 5 percent feed refusal or weigh back.
By Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger Ben Eggleston is seeking information on the theft of 1,121 head of Holstein/Jersey cross steer calves from a Braum’s dairy farm in Follett, Texas.
The most important U.S. agricultural delegation to visit Cuba in more than a decade began three days of meetings on Monday, hoping to find potential business partners and urge the U.S. Congress to lift the trade embargo against the Caribbean nation.
Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 11 requests for export assistance to sell 2.477 million lbs. of cheddar, Gouda, and Monterey Jack cheese and 385,809 lbs. of butter to customers in Asia, the Middle East, and the South Pacific.