Dec 30

Cautious Optimism for Beef and Dairy Industries

Cautious Optimism for Beef and Dairy Industries Vernon Crowder

Vernon Crowder, Vice President and Agricultural Economist at Rabobank spoke to both the beef and dairy sessions at Global 500. Rabobank was created in 1972 through a merger of German and Dutch regional banks, both of which were formed as farmers’ co-operatives in the 1800s.

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Dec 08

Minimizing Mineral Waste and Maximizing Nutrition

Minimizing Mineral Waste and Maximizing Nutrition Kate Jacques, Alltech’s Director of Nutrition

Kate Jacques is Alltech’s Director of Nutrition. She spoke to beef producers today at Global 500 about the importance of minimizing mineral waste. Trace minerals are unusual in the world of nutrients. They are essential for health and importance but they are only required in very small volumes and in some cases can be detrimental in excessive quantities.

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Dec 08

From Farm to Spoon at Chaney’s Dairy Barn

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Why I could not wait to start my ice cream business

Chaney Dairy Fram - Miss GlimmerCarl Chaney spoke to the dairy session at Global 500 today. The Chaneys saved their family farm a few years ago by expanding into ice cream production and opening “Chaney’s Dairy Barn” a homemade ice cream shop and restaurant.

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Dec 08

The Demand for Dairy and the Demands on Dairy Farmers

The Demand for Dairy and the Demands on Dairy Farmers Paul Gardner, Milk Upstream/Groupe Danone

Paul Gardner is responsible for all Milk & Dairy Ingredient purchasing for the Danone Worldwide Dairy Division. He kicked off today’s dairy session at Global 500 speaking on dairy demand.

Globally Danone purchase 3 billion dollars of milk each year. As head of purchasing, Gardner has first-hand experience with price volatility, one of the primary challenges for the dairy industry.

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