January 2011 Blog Posts (17)

The Journey

Now, I'm sure by reading the title you thought this would be some kind of a philosophical post.  You will be sorely disappointed.  This is the journey I'm going to be talking about.…

Look at those Ears

Added by Ashley Messing on January 29, 2011 at 11:13am — 2 Comments

Progressive Dairyman – Canada features Robotic Milking

There’s some exciting news coming out of Canada!

Progressive Dairyman – Canada

First, Progressive Dairyman introduces us to Progressive Dairyman – Canada, a new addition for readers in Canada, scheduled to be published six times in 2011. Targeted to all dairy producers and related industry professionals in Canada, it will follow a similar editorial and ad format to the Progressive Dairyman – U.S. edition.…


Added by Lely North America on January 28, 2011 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Discovering a Love for Dairy


The following is my reflection on working in the dairy industry for the first time. For eight months, I served as an intern in the Communications Department of Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. in Kansas City, Mo. During my internship, I wrote articles for DFA publications, created internal communications pieces, wrote press releases, created…


Added by Alex Dufek on January 27, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Indiana Soybean alliance has it's 2011 Livestock, Forage & Grain Forum

Tomorrow 01/28/2011 the Indiana Soybean Alliance has it's annual

2011 Livestock, Forage & Grain forum!


They will have two Break-Out sessions and the second one at 3.30 is about

Milk Quality and we (Four Leaf Clover Dairy) are going to be on the producers

panel! I'm very excited about that but also a little scared! Hopefully we do



If you haven't signed up yet, you still can at:…


Added by Leontien on January 27, 2011 at 7:16am — No Comments

All These Acronyms Can Be Confusing

Recently there has been a lot of talk about EPA, the Chesapeake Bay, the TMDL, WIP’s, NMP, etc. How does one really know what is going on? All these terms and acronyms can be confusing. So I am going to try and make things a little less confusing.

EPA – Environmental Protection Agency is a federal agency whose mission is to protect human health and the environment.

USDA – United States Department of Agriculture provides leadership on…


Added by Genny Christ on January 26, 2011 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Occupational Hazard: Sand Paper and Slime

Many of you are probably wondering what do sand paper and slime have in common.  Not much really.  These aren't exactly what my latest occupational hazards are they're more descriptions for what I'm going to be discussing.  For those of you that have a pet might have experience with these things.... animal tongues.…


Added by Ashley Messing on January 20, 2011 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Please vote on www.wholecottonseed.com

Hello all dairy farmers I'm Jeni Oechsner a small dairy farmer from Wisconsin just started getting involved in social media was invited to send in a video on how we store our cottonseed at a low cost way, Pleasvisit this website and click on the video camera on top and then view the video I'm #1 Looking forward to meeting new farm friends, If you have any questions on this please let me know. Thanks and by the way just for voting you have a chance to win a video camera Good Luck!!

Added by Jenifer Oechsner on January 20, 2011 at 8:37am — 3 Comments

2011 Brings New Opportunities to Dairy Students in the West

Happy New Year! I hope you are well on your way to accomplishing that list of goals you set for the next 365 days. If you are a university dairy student in the Western United States, you won’t want to miss this! The American Dairy Science Association officially established the Western Region this fall, and we are excited for all of the opportunities it will bring to students in the West in 2011.


My involvement in ADSA—both as the president and as a member—was the highlight of…


Added by Kimmi Devaney on January 19, 2011 at 2:31pm — No Comments

NCGA Social Media Training Webinar Series

Great news for online agvocates! The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA)is hosting a series of webinars in 2011 that are all geared towards social media training.

The first webinar will be at 10:30 a.m. CST on Thursday, January 20 (yes, that’s tomorrow!). This will be the first of 12 free hour-long online learning sessions scheduled monthly through 2011.

For more, visit…


Added by Lely North America on January 19, 2011 at 9:09am — 2 Comments


We entered the dairy cottonseed contest for economical storage solutions.

The grandprice will be awarded by popular vote. Please vote for us...we are video #2 (Texas)

to vote go to website:   www.wholecottonseed.com/contest

Voting will be till Jan.31st and every 24 hrs. you can cast a vote. Thanks a lot!

Added by case vanderlei on January 19, 2011 at 1:27am — No Comments

Keeping Busy in the Winter

       Roger and I traveled to American Farm Bureau annual meeting in Atlanta, GA a few weeks ago.  As any fan of the weather channel knows, this picture could have been taken there in mid-January!  I took this picture on our farm the morning after our return. 

       In Atlanta, a southern city was paralyzed by snow and significant ice.  (I think the ice was more the…


Added by Joanmarie Weiss on January 15, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Calf Tongues

Today while the kids were in school I took a leisurely walk down to the calf barn.  Sometimes it's nice to experience all the calf and cow sounds on my own, without two loud kids at my heels.  Don't get me wrong, I love when the kids come down with me, which is most of the time. …

Added by Nancy Grossi on January 14, 2011 at 12:12pm — No Comments

KELOLAND TV Features Robotic Dairy Farm

We’re excited to share news that South Dakota has become home to it’s first robotic dairy. Keloland TV recently featured Stuart Plucker’s farm in, Mechanized Milking.

Visit LelyLife.com for more!

Added by Lely North America on January 13, 2011 at 9:14am — No Comments

Students Excel in 2010 Ohio Dairy Challenge Contest

This update was written by Dr. Maurice Eastridge, Extension Dairy Specialist, The Ohio State University and published in the December 2010 Buckeye Dairy News.

The 2010 Ohio Dairy Challenge was held November 19-20 and was again sponsored by Cargill Animal Nutrition. The Dairy Challenge provides the opportunity for undergraduates at Ohio State University to…


Added by Emily Caldwell on January 11, 2011 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Proud to Dairy's Top 5 of 2010

The following article ran in the first 2011 issue of Progressive Dairyman. Click here to read the digital edition.

After such great feedback from Progressive Dairyman’s Top 25, we thought the Proud to Dairy crowd would enjoy reading similar statistics.


From December 1, 2009 to December 1, 2010, www.proudtodairy.com…


Added by Emily Caldwell on January 10, 2011 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Living in the land down under!!



Cant believe this amazing adventure feel on my lap! This summer I am going on an amazing trip to Tasmania to live, work, and study dairy production and management.  This is

AMAZING because my whole life I have always wanted to go down under, and the

idea of going to Australia and to be with cows is a dream come true. …


Added by Anna Gibson on January 3, 2011 at 9:40pm — No Comments

Don't Miss Out On This Opportunity! Fred Stout Experience Award/JMS Internship

Summer of 2010, was just simply unbelievable.  The Fred Stout Experience Award was a great learning and mediating opportunity for any college student wishing to pursue their life career in the dairy industry.  Jersey Marketing Service, and the Fred Stout Committee made this life dream a reality for me.…


Added by Kim Wilson on January 2, 2011 at 9:14pm — No Comments

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