Purina Animal Nutrition and Land O’ Lakes welcomed more than 475 dairy producers, family members and industry representatives to the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wis., earlier this year for the Leading Dairy Producer Conference. Now in its twelfth year, it is one of the largest dairy producer conferences held annually in the Upper Midwest.
Why aren’t dairy market prices behaving like they “always have in the past”? According to Bob Yonkers, IDFA vice president and chief economist, the dairy market environment has changed significantly just in the past few years, making U.S. dairy markets of today, and likely in the future, very different as a result. He offered these examples.
Heartland Communications Group, Inc. (HCGI), of Fort Dodge, Iowa announced that it will consolidate the operations and management of its highly recognized Ag Media Group (AMG), with those of its Livestock Media Group (LMG) allowing it to centralize its services thus becoming one of the Agriculture Media Industry’s largest providers of information and data.
Alta Seeds Water Efficient Sorghum Silage Provides Dependable Forage While Lowering Production Costs
Across the country, dairymen are discovering the next generation of sorghum hybrids can beat corn with high tonnage, digestibility, palatability and, most importantly, less water use and lower production costs. Dairymen looking to improve their forage solutions are turning to forage sorghum because of its ability to produce high quality feed that is cost-effective and water-efficient.