Milk production in Iowa during July 2023 totaled 502 million pounds, up 2 percent from the previous July according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report. The average number of milk cows during July, at 240,000 head, was unchanged from last month but up 4,000 from July 2022. Monthly production per cow averaged 2,090 pounds, up 10 pounds from last July.
The USDA Farm Service Agency administers a Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) for livestock owners who have livestock deaths exceeding normal mortality caused by eligible adverse weather, such as extreme heat stress.
North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge® (NAIDC) recently elected new leadership, including three new board members and Executive Committee.
The NAIDC Executive Committee for 2023-24 includes:
- Chair: Cathy Myers, DVM, Amelicor, Fresno, CA.
- Vice Chair: Alex White, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.
- Associate Vice Chair: Jeffrey Elliot, Balchem, Amarillo, TX.
- Finance Chair: Dave Thorbahn, Select Sires, Plain City, OH.
- Programs and Engagement Chair: Gail Carpenter, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
- Program Chair: Ted Halbach, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
NAIDC is an innovative event for students in dairy programs at North American post-secondary institutions. Its mission is to develop tomorrow’s dairy leaders and enhance progress of the dairy industry by providing education, communication and networking among students, producers, and agribusiness and university personnel.
To help Spanish dairy workers and the Spanish dairy industry to get the most current and update research information, UW-Extension has developed the Dairy Spanish Webinar El “Break” Info-Lechero. This Webinar is an update on different dairy topics covering reproduction, colostrum management, Fresh cows’ management, and milk quality and more. Join this event in 4 different sessions and take the opportunity to learn from and discuss with experts on the dates below: Continue reading “Dairy Spanish Webinar El “Break” Info-Lechero Sept 20 & 27, Oct 4 & 11, 2023”