PA Dairy Farmer Describes How He Manages Feed Costs in Today’s Market

Walt Moore Was Featured in Ninth Episode of Cow-Side Conversations Podcast With grain market prices reaching record highs this spring, Pennsylvania dairy producers are continuing to see feed costs that are well above historical averages. During the Center for Dairy Excellence’s ninth episode of the “Cow-Side Conversations” podcast, Walt Moore of Walmoore Holsteins in Chester…

Center for Dairy Excellence Seeking Two Board of Director Nominations

Nominations Are Open for a Central PA Dairy Producer and Sales and Service Representative The Center for Dairy Excellence Board of Directors is requesting nominations to fill two open board positions. The available positions are for a dairy producer from the Central Pennsylvania region and a dairy sales and service representative. After reaching the two-consecutive…

Save the Date for Free Dairy Appreciation Dinners Across State

Dairy Farm Families Are Invited to One of Three Appreciation Dinners on Oct. 16 The Center for Dairy Excellence is hosting three free Dairy Appreciation Dinners for Pennsylvania dairy producers and their families on Saturday, October 16 from 6-8:30 p.m. The events will be held in three locations across the state to recognize dairy farmers’…

Save the Date for Fall Business Planning Roundtable Meetings

Dairy Producers and Industry Professionals Are Invited to Six Free, In-Person Events The Center for Dairy Excellence is hosting six roundtable meetings across Pennsylvania this November focused on business planning for dairy producers and industry professionals. These free, in-person events will discuss the importance of having a business plan in place on dairy operations. Representatives…

Dairy Producers Learn Strategies for Managing High Feed Costs

Dr. Jud Heinrichs Shared Ways to Manage Input Over Feed Cost in a Recent Webinar With Pennsylvania dairy producers experiencing unusually high feed costs this year, the Center for Dairy Excellence recently hosted a “Protecting Your Profits” webinar that offered strategies for maximizing milk production while input costs remain high. Zach Myers, risk education manager at…

PA Dairy Farmer Shares How Genomics Strengthen His Herd’s Performance

Duane Hershey Is Featured in Special June Dairy Month Podcast Episode In honor of June Dairy Month and the national recognition around Pennsylvania’s dairy genetics happening this month, the Center for Dairy Excellence interviewed Holstein breeder Duane Hershey from Ar-Joy Farms in Chester County, Pennsylvania, about genomics in the eighth episode of the “Cow-Side Conversations”…

‘Adopt a Cow’ Program Achieves Immense Growth, Impacting More Than 1.6 Million Students This School Year

The Program Introduced Students From Pennsylvania and Beyond to the World of Dairy Farming As the school year comes to a close, Discover Dairy’s “Adopt a Cow” program has impacted more than 1.6 million students worldwide. With more than 71,000 classrooms that participated, the program offered an exciting learning experience and inside look at dairy…

Learn Strategies for Managing High Feed Costs During ‘Protecting Your Profits’ Webinar on June 23

Join the Discussion on Wednesday, June 23 at 12 p.m. Via Webinar or Conference Call The Center for Dairy Excellence is hosting a special edition of its monthly “Protecting Your Profits” webinar on Wednesday, June 23 from 12-1 p.m. The event will focus on managing high feed costs with Dr. Jud Heinrichs, Professor of Dairy…

Seven Students Begin On-Farm Internships on Progressive Dairy Farms

The Internships Provide On-Farm Learning Experiences to the Next Generation of Dairy Seven college students who are pursuing careers in dairy production recently began on-farm summer internships on progressive dairy farms in Pennsylvania and beyond. The Dairy Excellence Foundation, the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association created the program more than…

‘Choose PA Dairy’ Window Clings Available to PA Dairy Farmers at No Cost

The Material Showcases the Essential Role of Dairy Farmers in Our Communities In honor of National Dairy Month and to showcase the hard work of Pennsylvania dairy farmers, the Center for Dairy Excellence is offering a page of three new Choose PA Dairy window clings to dairy farmers and industry professionals. The material is available…