Northeast Feed Dealers Seminar

Northeast Feed Dealers SeminarNortheast Feed Dealers Seminar - Educational Program for Feed Industry Representatives Join us November 12, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post #27 for the Northeast Feed Dealers Seminar. Dr. Tom Overton, Maris McCarthy, and Brittany Sweeney will present insights into current nutrition, health and feeding topics. This meeting is a great opportunity to interact with the speakers as well as others in the industry. Dairy producers, consultants, extension educators, nutritionists, and veterinarians are strongly encouraged to attend!     Presented by: The Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance, The Vermont Feed Dealers & Manufacturers Association PRO-DAIRY, and The University of Vermont Topics presented: Impacts and evaluation of sub-clinical hypocalcemia in dairy cows. Strategies to improve fresh cow energy metabolism. Short topics - update [more]

The Crowley Report 10/20/14

The Crowley Report 10/20/14The corn market traded better early in anticipation of strong export sales which were confirmed on the weekly sales report. Once the market reopened after the morning break prices were under pressure the balance of the session on increased harvest activity. Mexico was the main buyer. Other than to Mexico, U.S. corn is still uncompetitive in the export market when compared to Black Sea and S.Amer. origins. With good harvest weather and an anticipated increase in producer pricing, markets backed off from the short covering rally from earlier in the week. The charts attached give a clear picture of where we are currently. The commitment of traders report indicates to me that funds were sneaking out of some of their long [more]

Breed Profile - Murnau-Werdenfels Cattle

Breed Profile - Murnau-Werdenfels CattleBreed Profile - Murnau-Werdenfels Cattle This week Phoenix Feeds & Nutrition presents the Murnau-Werdenfeld! Murnau-Werdenfels Cattle are an old, robust dairy breed from Upper Bavaria, the southernmost part of Germany. Their coats are primarily brownish-red and yellow, with some color variation, and their hooves and horn tips are black. They are similar to the German brown, but smaller with more reddish tones in their fur. Although this cow breed is considered to be hearty and fertile, the Murnau-Werdenfel was elected the most “Endangered Breed of the Year” in 2007 by the Red List of the German Society for the Conservation of Old and Endangered Livestock breeds. The decline in this multi-purpose breed is caused by low milk performance. There are rumored to [more]

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