Eastern region Land O’Lakes producers headed for quota

While supply management is law north of the U.S. border, in this country cooperatives are self-imposing the practice in times of tight capacity like the current glut in the northeast. Farm Progress first reported that Land O’Lakes sent its eastern region members Pennsylvania notice that a quota would be established, effective January 1.


October milk prices hold

U.S. average all-milk prices held in October, rising 20¢ from September to their highest point of the year, according to the USDA/NASS Ag Prices report.


Finke named Northeast regional manager for SoyPlus, SoyChlor

West Central® Cooperative welcomed Brandon Finke as the Northeast Regional Manager for the Dairy Nutrition Plus™ family of products. He will succeed Roger Campbell, who is nearing retirement.

Finke will provide support for SoyPlus® and SoyChlor® users and develop new markets for the Dairy Nutrition Plus products.

Before joining West Central, Finke served as an area sales manager for Eldon C. Stutsman, Inc.


Add ‘dairy’ to your 2016 calendar

Winter provides opportunities for off-farm learning and networking. Dairy Herd Management offers a list of some of the biggest and best dairy meetings, conferences and other events on tap for 2016.


Young Farmer: Our year in cheese

Alise Sjostrom is the President and CEO of Redhead Creamery LLC, a farmstead plant utilizing just under 10% of the milk from her family’s 180-cow farm in Stearns County, Minn.


Milk Specialties Global introduces Energy Booster K® (EB-K)

Milk Specialties Global introduced the Energy Booster line of rumen-inert dry fats, EB-K.

EB-K combines the saturated free fatty acids of Energy Booster with potassium (K) carbonate. The hygroscopic (attracts water) potassium is coated with the water repellency of Energy Booster, creating a superior-handling product. EB-K is ideal for fresh cows and seasonal heat stress when feed intakes are low and the demand for energy and potassium is high.


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