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Let's Celebrate National June Dairy Moo-nth

  • National Dairy Month celebrations began in 1937 as a way to promote drinking milk and originally was called National Milk Month.
  • In 1939, the name was changed to National Dairy Month to promote all dairy products, not just milk.
  • In 2005, KY proclaimed milk as its official beverage.
  • In 20 states, milk is the official state beverage. Besides KY, these states include AR, DE, LA, MD, MN, NE, NY, NC, ND, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VT, VA, and WI.
  • In RI, coffee-flavored milk (my favorite) is the official beverage and is sold beside chocolate-flavored milk in grocery stores throughout eastern New England.
  • In Mo, the official dessert is the ice cream cone.
  • Yogurt is the official state snack in NY.

Hats off to all those involved in the Dairy Industry!!!!!

Dairy - Maintenance of Fans Impact Electric Bills

Maintenance of Fans Impact Electric Bills

Ventilation systems which help circulate air within barns can account for a large proportion of an electric bill.  As little as 1/8 inch of dust on fan blades can decrease the efficiency of the fan motor by as much as 40%; increasing electric costs. 




Manage Your Grazing System for Optimum Dairy Cow Performance

Grazing forages for the milking dairy herd has been practiced for years, but what has changed over time are some of the forage management practices.  


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Don’t Fall for the Dairy Robo-Call Storyline

Just like with the constant robo-phone calls and their associated scams, due diligence is needed to make sure claims are real.  The next time you consider a new product or service for your dairy business, ask yourself these simple questions.