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.

Can Milk Save South Carolina Budget Woes?

State prison farms in South Carolina are organizing under one operation to help save taxpayers and improve dairy production processes.

A state prison will soon be home to South Carolina's largest dairy under one roof, as a $7 million expansion quadruples the herd at a prison farm and allows the state to sell millions of gallons of excess milk.

"Hopefully, it will be the best run dairy in the state," said Bert Dew, the agency's agriculture chief.

Other states should take note on possible ways to generate additional revenue through agriculture.

South Carolina is among 17 states nationwide with prison farms. Besides South Carolina, eight others have dairy operations - California, Colorado, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Tennessee and Wisconsin, according to the National Correctional Industries Association's latest survey.

Anti-Posilac Billboard Campaign Rejected

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The Breast Cancer Action group wants to post its opinion about Eli Lilly and Company's Posilac on Indianapolis billboards but finds it difficult find a vendor to take on the billboard campaign.

When billboard companies in the city rejected the group's message, [Breast Cancer Action] cried foul, implying it's impossible to criticize Lilly in Indianapolis. Officials of Lamar Advertising, however, say they'd be glad to run the group's claims. If it can prove them.

The Breast Cancer Action group claims Posilac, a recombinant bovine growth hormone (aka rBGH or rVST), is passed to humans through milk and is linked to cancer. Lilly's Elanco division disputes the claim.

"There is no scientific backing for their position,'' [Joan] Todd [Lilly spokeswoman] said of the health group. "This is one of the most studied and restudied products on the market. Drinking milk does not increase the risk of breast cancer."

AMC 0056 - How Do You Know Your Farmer?

Organic Valley Know Your Farmer CampaignEmily Zweber ( @ezweber) Emily Zweber Shares Story of Organic Valley Coop's Know Your Farmer Campaign.

AMC 0045 - How the Dairy Industry Uses New and Social Media

Winners Drink MilkLiz Woodruff ( @lizwoodruff and @INDairy ), of Milk Promotion Services of Indiana, shares how the diary industry uses various tools to tell the story around dairy production, dairy products, and the nutritional benefits of milk.

Truffle Media update for March 31, 2010, Consumer Choice and Food Safety at Raw Milk Debate

Agriculture Stories Being Told

  • Animal Agriculture Alliance's 9th Annual Stakeholder Summit is April 28-29 2010 at the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. The main topic is "Truth, Lies and Videotape: Is Activism Jeopardizing Our Food Security?" This event will feature a keynote by Dr. Elizabeth Parker, Chairman, Animal Agriculture Alliance and Chief Veterinarian, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

DairyCast update for January 12, 2010, Is modern cattle production better for the environment?

Happy New Year! Hopefully 2010 will be extremely prosperous and successful for you. We at DairyCast resolve to continue to bring you the information and solutions you need to enhance your profitability. Let me know how we can help you on a daily basis by sending me a note.
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