GA Milk Weekly Enews - January 11,
our weekly update for the Georgia Dairy Industry
Brought to you by the Georgia Milk Producers, Inc.
We are just 9 days away!! Here are a few update
Overflow Hotel: If the Marriott is booked, call the new Homewood Suites at 912-355-0025. Our block is under "Georgia Milk Producers" and the rate is $100/night. This hotel is conveniently located next door and is very nice.
Continuing Education Credit Hours:
Certified Waste Operator CE Hours -
Certified waste operators can receive one (1) certified waste operator continuing education credit hour during the Georgia Dairy Conference. To obtain your attendance certificate, you must attend Dr. Rebecca Larson's presentation, titled Manure Irrigation: Controlling Odor On-Farm on Tuesday, January 22 at 3:45 p.m.
Veterinary Continuing Education Credit Hours -
Veterinarians attending the 2018 Georgia Dairy Conference can earn up to six (6) continuing education credit hours. Registration and certificate of proof can be found at the GDC registration table
ARPAS Continuing Education Credit Hours
Professional Animal Scientists can receive eight (8) continuing education units during the educational program at the Georgia Dairy Conference. To receive credit, ARPAS members will need to request credit using the ARPAS website at: www.arpas.org
Each year Georgia Milk Producers provides the opportunity for spouses attending the Georgia Dairy Conference to fellowship with other dairy wives. Held on the Tuesday of the conference, this event is a great opportunity for spouses to meet one another and share their dairy experiences while enjoying a relaxing day.
This year, our spouses will participate in a trolley tour of Savannah at 10 a.m. and will enjoy a ice cream social featuring a special treat from Savannah's historic Leopold's Ice Cream. Please let us know if you plan to participate at the registration table or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org! Those attending the tour will need to meet in the lobby at 9:30 a.m.
What's The Outlook For The Dairy Industry in 2019?
From the GA Farm Monitor
Between the low prices and ongoing labor shortages, it's been challenging times for the dairy industry. However, with a revamped Dairy Margin Protection Program and a new Farm Bill set to be implemented, will things turn around in 2019? Damon Jones has the story, featuring an interview with Farrah Newberry, Executive Director, GA Milk Producers.
Jefferson County Emergency Management confirms hydrochloric acid and hydrogen peroxide leaked from the train that derailed on Sunday night near Peaches and Cream Dairy in Barton
Click here to watch report and to read more
The 2018 theme of slowing global milk production in the largest milk-producing countries will continue in 2019, according to Rabobank's "Dairy Quarterly Q4 2018." The report said third-quarter production was just 0.8% larger than the same period in 2017, and fourth-quarter numbers suggest a similarly modest increase.
"Lingering effects of Mother Nature have severely impacted Australian milk flows and stalled European growth, with feed quality and quantity impacted across the second half of 2018," lead author Emma Higgins, dairy analyst at Rabobank, noted in the report.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday extended the deadline for farmers hurt by trade wars to apply for aid payments as the partial shutdown of the federal government drags on.
The deadline, originally set for Jan. 15, will be delayed for the number of business days that USDA offices are closed, according to the agency.
Iowa 'ag gag' law ruled unconstitutional, struck down by federal judge
A federal judge has ruled that Iowa's "ag gag" law is unconstitutional, saying the industry-backed statute violates the First Amendment's free-speech protections.
Senior Judge James Gritzner granted summary judgment Wednesday to a group that sued over the law.
"Today's decision is an important victory for free speech in Iowa," said Rita Bettis Austen, ACLU of Iowa legal director.
"It has effectively silenced advocates and ensured that animal cruelty, unsafe food safety practices, environmental hazards, and inhumane working conditions go unreported for years."
Borden Dairy is energized and excited
The past year brought a sea of positive changes to Borden Dairy Co. The Dallas-based company welcomed a new CEO - Tony Sarsam, who boasts more than three decades of experience in the food industry at major companies that include Frito-Lay, Nestlé and PepsiCo - as well as a handful of other key executives. It also entered the planning stages for three major growth initiatives tied to innovative new product development, enhanced service capabilities and strategic acquisitions.
Those changes, along with a new commitment to be a "people-first" organization, have energized and excited employees at the 161-year-old company, which is perhaps best known for its iconic Elsie the Cow mascot.
Nobody Is Moving Our Cheese: American Surplus Reaches Record High
It's a stinky time for the American cheese industry.
While Americans consumed nearly 37 pounds per capita in 2017, it was not enough to reduce the country's 1.4 billion-pound cheese surplus,
according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture
. The glut, which at
900,000 cubic yards
is the largest in U.S. history, means that there is enough cheese sitting in cold storage to wrap around the U.S. Capitol.
The stockpile started to build several years ago, in large part because the pace of milk production began to exceed the rates of consumption, says Andrew Novakovic, professor of agricultural economics at Cornell University.
GA Dairy Classifieds
Young Stock Supervisor wanted -
Hart Agriculture Waynesboro GA
Grazing 500-1000 animals,
Must be familiar with rotational grazing and breeding
Dairy Manager wanted -
Hart Agriculture Waynesboro GA
Heifers for Sale (SC):
300-700 milking cows,
60 bale rotary, New Zealand style grazing system
18 Bred Registered Holstein Heifers. Big heifers 6 Due in November, 5 Due in December, 3 Due in March
50 years in the Dairy business, Top herd in South Carolina. RHA 25,000, Closed Herd, All AI Sired, all AI Bred, and Vaccinated. Contact: Debbie Glenn at 864-376-8582.
Bull Calves WANTED: Competitive pricing with 6 day a week pickup. Brandon Mason Cattle Company 912-632-4490
For HIRE: Southeast DHIA
has a position to fill in the
West Central Georgia area for a
FIELD SERVICE TECHNICIAN.
Responsibilities include data
collection on area dairy farms
during milking time. S
chedule is somewhat flexible
but the hours are non-typical. S
ome travel and out-of-town
Applicants should be comfortable
with computers and software and
have good communication and
organizational skills as well as
reliable transportation. Pickup Truck required. I
f interested send a resume to
For Sale: Custom manure application and Dryhill manure equipment sales.
Contact Edwin @ 478-299-0717 with
Agboys Custom Services LLC -
New 8"x52' lagoon pump with outriggers $24,000 (Pictured right)
For Sale 3000 gallon Surge/Westfalia milk tank and wash system. Three phase condensers. 2002 model. Excellent condition. John B Gay, 478-494-5107
Neck Transponders: TN Dairy seeking used Westfalia neck band transponders.
Please contact Bill or Peggy Howell if interested at 423-972-9254 or 423-371-3032.
WANTED: Looking for used pasteurizing and bottling equipment in working condition; Linda and Darrell Rankins, Jr.; 334-745-2357 (best times: mid-day and after 8 p.m.)
Jersey cows, heifers and calves for sale. Registered with AJCA, all ages! Contact Matt Holton at 770-718-8271, call or text. Dawsonville, GA.
FOR HIRE: Custom Silage Harvesting. Late model JD chopper. Will travel. Let me put your quality forage up! Nic Haynes, Muddy H Farms, 678-617-3379.
We have a continuous selection of fresh and springing heifers.