2019 | Sept 20 GMP E Newsletter
Georgia Milk Producers Weekly Enews
GA Farm Monitor to Feature GA Dairy Farmer This Weekend
Ranger Nick will interview Carlton Hale, a third-generation dairy farmer from Watkinsville, Ga., and his son, Russell, on Georgia Farm Monitor this weekend. Hale and friends built several implements for his son, Russell, to enjoy around the farm. 

Most dairy kids can be found riding dirt bikes or atvs around the farm, however, Carlton's son experienced a medical problem when he was young that required different exercises to build the muscles in his legs. A pedal tractor was the first thing to come to Carlton's mind for his son, so he bought one for Russell at age one.  

Don't miss this feature this weekend! Click here to view show/stations times>>>
Coming Soon! Dress-A-Cow Contest at GA National Fair
The Georgia National Fair along with the Georgia Dairy Youth Foundation will once again host the Dress-A-Cow Contest. The contest will be held on October 5th at 4 pm in the Foster Rhodes Show Arena. Following the contest we will have a raffle for a Yeti Cooler and two other great prizes donated by Georgia Farm Bureau.
We can't wait to see the creative costumes! 
By Progressive Dairy Editor Dave Natzke
Despite the ongoing challenges of declining fluid milk consumption, the picture of the health of the dairy industry is much brighter than the doom and gloom conjured from selective use of data, according to the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF). A new weekly series from NMPF – called  "Dairy Defined”  – provides a data-based look at today’s dairy farms and industry.

Undoubtedly, there are concerns. Per capita fluid milk consumption in the U.S. is down by a quarter in the past 20 years, and the number of U.S. dairy farms dropped 6.8% in 2018 alone.
September Dixie Dairy Report
By Calvin Covington, SE Dairy Consultant

This edition covers U.S. milk production, dairy product sales, blend prices, dairy replacements and fluid milk sales.
DMC signup deadline extended one week
ByJacqui Fatka, Feedstuffs
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will be offering an additional week for dairy producers to sign up for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program, according to a statement USDA undersecretary Bill Northey made during a House Agriculture Committee hearing on Thursday morning. Read more here >>>
Growing number of dairy farmers want U.S. to regulate milk supply
By Jessie Higgins , United Press International
 A growing number of dairy farmers across the country want the federal government to regulate the volume of milk their industry produces annually.
Their reason is simple: America's dairy farms produce more milk than the market needs.

The oversupply has driven milk prices so low that the average farm is losing money. Thousands of dairies have gone out of business in the last five years, and more continue to fail.

Yet the United States' milk supply continues to eclipse demand -- and that does not appear to be changing. Production increases every year, rising by about 1 percent in 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In August, it was up about 0.4 percent over the same month last year. Read more here >>>
Meet Jay Hill, one of our Tuesday Session Speakers for the
2020 GA Dairy Conference! Follow him on Instagram here !! Hope you make plans to join us January 20-22. For more information, go online at www.gadairyconference.com !
This State Fair-Inspired Milk Tastes Exactly Like Cotton Candy
By Megan Schaltegger , Delish.com
I was going about my business, scrolling through Instagram for food memes and dog pics, when I stumbled upon something that can only be described as...interesting. A Texas-based dairy company is selling flavored milk, and, no, I'm not talking strawberry or  chocolate . These are Blueberry Cobbler, Banana Taffy, and Cotton Candy cartons.

According to junk food news source @ SnackGator , the launch comes in celebration of Borden Dairy's October arrival at the Texas  State Fair . "Each tastes EXACTLY as the name implies, without being overly sweet," the caption reads. "They are each seriously delicious and embody the fair flavors perfectly."

The innovative new flavors are hitting fair grounds October 14-20, but will also land on retail shelves in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, as well as in Dallas and Houston Kroger aisles. Read more here >>>
New local technology promises longer lasting milk
From Rochesterfirst.com
New York state is home to a revolutionary new technique that could improve the lives of the dairy farmers.

A new pasteurization technique for milk was presented during the Rochester dairy conference this week. It’s called millisecond technology or MST. 

Researchers say it will more than double the shelf life of milk while maintaining taste and nutrients. That means it’ll be easier to get fresh milk.

“ The united states likes fresh. A lot of the rest of the world it’s all canned. Canned milk, boxed milk. Americans don’t like boxxed milk. We like fresh milk. This gives you the fresh milk with the extended life,” said Phillip Frechette, Co-inventor of MST

Right now only Puerto Rico has this type of technology at dairy farms. Developers hope to expand to more farms in the U.S. soon. Read more here >>>
Other Stories to Check Out This Week >>>
Animal Waste Operator and Planner Certification Training in November
A waste planner/operator certification training will be offered in Athens at the UGA Livestock Arena classroom on November 13 & 14, 2019. All permitted livestock operations (other than dry poultry operations) must have a certified animal waste systems operator and an implemented nutrient management plan written by a certified planner. In previous years this has been held as separate trainings, one to certify farm owners/employees to properly manage animal waste systems and the other to certify people to write nutrient management plans.

This training has been combined into one training with break-out sessions on day 2 for topics specific to each group. Both certifications require completion of this course and passing of the exam. This is the final operator/planner certification course this year. The next training will be in March 2020. Click here for registration form and information>>>
Upcoming Events >>>
GA Dairy Classifieds

Registered Brown Swiss dairy cows(6) and heifers(3) for sale. 7 X 24 2004 Featherlight trailer with tack area and 2 cuts $12,000.00 and an Artic 22 semen tank (has a few straws of beef semen inside) $450. Please contact Beth Gearhart, Waynesboro, GA, 352-603-2629 text or call

For Sale: 2016 Tatoma Vertical Twin Screw Mixer. Equipped with Front Discharge and Side Discharge Extension - $35,000.00. Please contact Jim or Stephanie Waite 334-222-7957 for more information. 

Young Stock Supervisor wanted -  Hart Agriculture Waynesboro GA
Grazing 500-1000 animals,   Must be familiar with rotational grazing and breeding. Please contact Maggie 352-507-2042 or   maggie@hartagriculture.com
Dairy Manager wanted -  Hart Agriculture Waynesboro GA
300-700 milking cows,   60 bale rotary, New Zealand style grazing system. Please contact Maggie 352-507-2042 or   maggie@hartagriculture.com

Bull Calves WANTED:  Competitive pricing with 6 day a week pickup. Brandon Mason Cattle Company 912-632-4490

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:   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.

FOR SALE :  We have a continuous selection of fresh and springing heifers.   Call William at   (706) 768-2857  or visit our website at   crumpdairyreplacements.org