Animal Research Minute
Meet the 2016 Alice in Dairyland10/05/15
In an effort to educate audiences across Wisconsin about the importance and global impact of agriculture, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection(DATCP) has created a secret weapon: they call her Alice, and the role she...
Keep an Eye on Ceva Animal Health
Ceva Animal Health is set on becoming a major player in the swine industry within the next five years. The global company was just created in 2000 in France, and the North American operations started in only 2005, but already Ceva has experienced a...
#WDE15 Book Celebrates Show’s Founder
The World Dairy Expo is kickstarting a year long celebration of it’s 50th anniversary in 2016 with the publishing of We Need A Show, a commemorative book on the prestigious show’s history. Among the many contributors to the book’s content is Roy...
Dairy Policy Talks at #WDE15
Policies concerning our nation’s dairy industry were just a few of the topics Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection, Ben Brancel, discussed while attending the 2015 World Dairy Expo. “Today I think price in most all...
This Dairy Focuses on Genomics
When you think of a dairy farm you think milk. Or, as in the case of Rocky Mountain Holsteins, you think genomics. Rod Churchill is the manager for the business, pictured with his wife during a Canadian Farm Writers Federation tour stop near Calgary,...
Foundation Helps @GROWMARK to Give Back
Investing in the future of agriculture and feeding the hungry are the main goals of the GROWMARK Foundation, which supports a variety of causes and organizations dedicated to those aims. Foundation manager Amy Bradford says they focus on five key...
New Holland Increases Support for WDE
The New Holland team is making a huge presence at this year’s World Dairy Expo, which is being held for the second year in the state of the art New Holland Pavillon at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. The new facilities make it much easier...
EPA Updates Farmworker Standards
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released updated farmworker standards to provide health protections under the law similar to those already afforded to workers in other industries. “We depend on farmworkers every day to help put the...
New Holland Hero from France
Representing France in the New Holland “Seeds of Life Series” at the Expo Milano is Xavier De Rozières from Portel-des-Corbières. Xavier has 850 hectares (2,100 acres) including 100 hectares of vineyards and 10 hectares of olive groves and produces...
New Verdesian Seed Treatments
Verdesian is taking seed treatment to the next level with the latest, tweak if you will, of Take Off ST and Tuxedo. To learn more, I visited with Jim Pullens during the Farm Progress Show. He explained they have adapted Take Off ST to fit their seed...
New Holland Hero from Russia
Representing Russia in the New Holland “Seeds of Life Series” at the Expo Milano is Iliyas Ganiev from Kildurazovo. Iliyas manages 7,000 hectares (17.297 acres) of wheat, rye, barley, oat and forage crops. “We cultivate grain and other cereals and...
Alberta Farm Writers Get Together
This week’s program comes to you from Calgary, Alberta where I have been attending the 2015 Canadian Farm Writers Federation Annual Conference. Alberta is new territory for me and on Friday we started out with a day of farm tours. I’ve got videos from...
New Holland Hero from South Africa
Gerry Manuel from Harare, Zimbabwe truly embodies the “Feeding the Planet” theme of Expo Milano 2015 and the New Holland “Seeds of Life Series” at the Sustainable Farm Pavilion. Born and raised in a family of farmers in Zimbabwe Gerry runs the Juggler...
New Holland Hero From Italy
Since Expo Milano 2015 is being held in Italy and the vast majority of visitors are Italian, it made sense for New Holland to choose two farmers from Italy as “Seeds of Life Series” Heroes. One of those is Francesco Condello, a grape grower and wine...
The Prevention vs. Treatment Game
Evaluating the performance of a pig is a key element in good health management. Enteric Technical Manager for Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedia, Inc. (BIVI), Jessica Seate, said the best thing a producer can do is become an investigator. Finding a...
New Holland Hero From Germany
The German representative in the New Holland “Seeds of Life Series” Heroes at Expo Milano is Elke Pelz-Thaller of Reichertshofen, Germany who works 44.5 hectares (110 acres) of barley, grain, rye, wheat, asparagus and potatoes together with her...
Pig Performance in New Antibiotic World
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. hosted media in St. Paul, MN this weekend to talk about how proven prevention drives the use of less antibiotics. Dr. Mike Eisenmenger, Swine Vet Center, spoke on how to drive pig performance in today’s world of...
New Holland Hero from UK
Representing the United Kingdom in the New Holland “Seeds of Life Series” Heroes at Expo Milano is David Moore who grows 2,400 hectares (5,930 acres) of potatoes, lettuce, spinach, wheat, peas, barley, oats and herbs in southeast England. Moore says...
New Holland Hero from Brazil
Representing South America in the New Holland “Seeds of Life Series” Heroes at Expo Milano is Victor Campanelli who runs a 14,973 hectare (37,000 acres) corn, sugarcane and cattle operation in Southern Brazil. The Campanelli family farm started in...
New Holland Hero from Canada
Representing North America in the New Holland “Seeds of Life Series” Heroes at Expo Milano is Jordan Kambeitz from Saskatchewan, Canada – pictured here with his lovely wife Britt and one month old daughter Scarlett. It was pretty heroic on their part...
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