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Calves with Sam: Don't overheat the frozen colostrum

Yesterday I was on a dairy that feeds colostrum from bottles stored in a refrigerator. They have to warm each bottle before it can be fed. As I stood at the sink in the milk house I asked the calf care person to show me how she warms colostrum. She sat a plastic container in the sink and filled it with water.

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Dairy markets: Barrels roll back

Monday’s big jump in cheddar barrels sparked interest in the spot cheese markets, but the price corrected sharply yesterday, closing down 6.25¢. The volume of eight trades was the largest single-day volume going back to the last week of December 2014.

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March dairy exports hit 9-month high

March U.S. dairy export volumes reached their highest level since June 2014, led by record-high shipments of nonfat dry milk/skim milk powder to Mexico, cheese to South Korea, and lactose and whey protein isolate throughout the world.

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National DHIA honors Sechrist, Beane

The National Dairy Herd Information Association (DHIA) honored some of its early leaders during the association’s annual meeting earlier this spring in Columbus, Ohio.

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Wright, Dague ready to deliver 2015 Indy 500 milk

When the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 is concludes on Sunday, May 24, one of the race’s most beloved and long-standing traditions is the celebratory Bottle of Milk in Victory Lane.

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