Jun 20

We are Proud to be Farmers

We are Proud to be Farmers

We went to visit SAT Doroña, a farm created by merging three family farms about 10 years ago.

José Ramón is the manager (center) and is in charge of the farm work. Suso (right) looks after the daily milking, in addition to caring for the health and reproductive status of their herd. Ricardo (left) takes care of animal nutrition and helps Suso in daily milking chores. They have a total of 270 animals of which 136 are dairy cows. They work on 80 hectares devoted to forage production, mostly corn for silage.

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Jun 20

A visit with Javier Neira, the owner of GANADERIA VIEITO

A visit with Javier Neira, the owner of GANADERIA VIEITO

We were on farm this week and visited Javier Neira, the owner of GANADERIA VIEITO. Javier owns a 25 hectare farm with 60 cows and one full time employee. He has been using a milking robot for the last two years and it has significantly changed Javier's management approach.

During our visit, Javier showed us his office and the reports he receives from the milking robot, which enable him to plan ahead for different tasks and anticipate any potential problems that may arise in the herd. His aim is to achieve the maximum amount of milk from his forage.

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Jun 19

Are All the Pigs Going to China?

Are All the Pigs Going to China?
A few weeks ago, Chinese meat processing giant, Shuanghui International, made an agreement to purchase Smithfield Foods, one of the largest pork producers in the US. The price tag on the deal was a whopping $4.7 billion dollars, making it the largest takeover of an American company by a Chinese company to date, pending the purchase is approved.

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Jun 14

2012 Alltech Invitational Champ Debuts at This Week’s U.S. Open

2012 Alltech Invitational Champ Debuts at This Week’s U.S. Open Brandon Brown winner of 2012 Alltech Invitational

This week, Kentuckian Brandon Brown teed off with some of golf’s greatest legends at his first U.S. Open Tournament at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. But before joining the company of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, Brown was clutching championships in his own backyard. Hot off his championship at last year’s Alltech Invitational at Connemara Golf Course in Nicholasville, Ky., Brown soon graduated to higher rankings in the world of golf, making his debut on the PGA Tour in 2013.

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