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Will The Cows Come Home For Dairy Security?

The Dairy Security
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The National Milk Producers Federation is fully supporting H.R. 3062, titled The Dairy Security Act of 2011.  NMPF CEO Jerry Kozak explained the legislation and background on this important initiative to reporters.

What's Happening in Canadian Dairy Research?

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Highlights in Canadian Dairy Cattle Research contains a summary of the 150+ researchers doing scientific work in Canada connected with dairy production. The collection covers animal welfare, the environment, feed, genetics, milk production, and reproduction, and offers to a broader audience access to information normally distributed through research journals.

Do You Have Heat Stress In Your Cattle?

Summer Heat Stress
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Iowa State Associate Professor of Animal Science, Dr. Lance Baumgard, looks at heat stress issues in changing weather conditions and offers some solutions for your operation.

Dr. Pam Hullinger - The National Secure Milk Supply Project and the California Bulk Milk Tank Sampling Strategy


The National Secure Milk Supply Project and the California Bulk Milk Tank Sampling Strategy - Dr. Pam Hullinger, DVM, MPVM, DACVPM, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Epidemiology, University of California-Davis, from the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, April 11 - 14, San Antonio, TX USA.

Dr. Tammy Beckham - Protecting Agriculture Infrastructure: Defining the needs and requirements for agriculture screening tools


Protecting Agriculture Infrastructure: Defining the needs and requirements for agriculture screening tools - Dr. Tammy Beckham, DVM, Ph.D., Director, National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense, from the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, April 11 - 14, San Antonio, TX USA.

What Dairy Products Do U.S. Households Demand?

The USDA Economic Research Service published its report An Analysis of U.S. Household Dairy Demand, providing an assessment of the effects of food prices and consumer incomes on agricultural food demand. This deeply analytical report offers usable market research information for the dairy food producers and those dairy operations that market their own products.

Consumers’ purchases of bulk ice cream, refrigerated and frozen yogurts, reduced-fat milk, canned milk, natural cheese, and cottage cheese are sensitive to changes in overall dairy expenditures. Strong substitution relationships are found among bulk ice cream, reduced-fat milk, and natural cheese and other products in the demand system.

Anti-Antimicrobials In New York State?

The New York State Senate introduced state legislation that would

make it a misdemeanor to use non-therapeutic antimicrobials in cattle, poultry, sheep, swine or any other animals raised for human food consumption, including animals raised to provide non-meat products like milk and eggs.

How will banning non-therapeutic antimicrobials impact animal agriculture? Such legislation in a major dairy producing state is sure to face strong resistance.

Where Can I Find Dairy Product Data?

The dairy products report from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service provides monthly data on the U.S. dairy production statistics for a variety of products.


[The] report contains the production of butter, cheese, frozen products, evaporated, condensed, and dry milk and whey products; shipments, stocks, and prices of dry milk and whey products for major states and U.S.
Additional statistical information on dairy can also be found from the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) and the USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE).
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