Sep 25

World Dairy Expo: Ray Prock Discusses DMI

Categories: Dairy Cows
World Dairy Expo: Ray Prock Discusses DMI

Ray Prock - 2012 World Dairy Expo

Ray Prock discusses his work with DMI and Dairy Checkoff at the 2012 World Dairy Expo.

Ray Prock has a unique perspective on the dairy industry. He works on a dairy farm in Denair, California, but he also has experience with dairy at a broader level.

Alltech spoke with Prock at the 2012 World Dairy Expo about his work with Dairy Management Inc. and Dairy Checkoff. They’ve done some interesting work, including a partnership with McDonald’s which has led the restaurant to incorporate a handful of products with more dairy.

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Sep 25

World Dairy Expo: Carrie Mess' Crossbred Dairy Herd

Categories: Dairy Cows
World Dairy Expo: Carrie Mess' Crossbred Dairy Herd

Carrie Mess - 2012 World Dairy Expo

Carrie Mess discusses her dairy herd in Wisconsin at the 2012 World Dairy Expo.

You might call Carrie Mess a new breed of dairy farmer. At the least, you might consider her cows a new breed.

We caught up with Mess at the 2012 World Dairy Expo to talk about her farm in Johnson Creek, Wis. They have about 100 dairy cows there, but they might be a little different than your dairy cows. Most of their herd is crossbred, which has created an interesting situation on their farm.

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Sep 25

World Dairy Expo: Roger Weiland Talks Dairy Productivity

Categories: Dairy Cows, Sustainability
World Dairy Expo: Roger Weiland Talks Dairy Productivity Roger Weiland of Columbus, Wisconsin

Roger Weiland - 2012 World Dairy Expo

Roger Weiland talks about his dairy farm in Wisconsin at the 2012 World Dairy Expo.

Roger Weiland’s situation probably sounds familiar to many dairy farmers. He’s encountered problems like rising feed costs and issues related to cow comfort and productivity. We asked him about that in this video from the 2012 World Dairy Expo.

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Sep 24

Irish Examiner Looks Forward to Alltech's Global 500

Irish Examiner Looks Forward to Alltech's Global 500

Alltech's Global 500 conference doesn't kick off until next week in Dublin, but we're already talking about the questions you'll want answered there. Kevin Tuck, managing director from Alltech Europe, got a head start on the conference when he discussed some of the issues facing beef and dairy farmers in an article with the Irish Examiner.

The article touches on several topics and includes some basic information on Global 500, which will be held from Oct. 1-3. Here’s an excerpt:

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