Join ‘Protecting Your Profits’ Monthly Webinar on August 25

The Discussion Will Take Place on Wed., August 25 at 12 p.m. Via Webinar or Conference Call The Center for Dairy Excellence is hosting its monthly “Protecting Your Profits” webinar on Wednesday, August 25 at 12 p.m. Held the fourth Wednesday of every month and led by Zach Myers, Risk Education Manager with the Center,…

Ten Students Receive Annual Scholarships to Support Future Careers in Dairy

PA College Students Were Awarded Student Leader Scholarships Ten undergraduate students were recently recognized with Student Leader Scholarships, an award intended to encourage and empower the next generation of dairy producers. Supported by the Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association, each scholarship recipient will receive $3,000 to support their undergraduate studies…

Webinar Series to Address Dairy Employee Communications and Management

The Five-Part Series Will Cover Communications, Feedback, Employee Handbooks, and More Veterinarians, nutritionists and other dairy consultants, as well as interested dairy producers, are invited to participate in a five-part webinar series titled “Transforming Your Team: Employee Communications and Management,” being held every other Tuesday morning from September 28 to November 23.  As part of the…

Robotic Milker Discussion Group and Facility Tour to Take Place on August 19

Robotic Milker Owners and Individuals Considering Installing the Technology Are Invited The Center for Dairy Excellence is partnering with regional AMS technology dealers to host a Robotic Milker Discussion Group meeting on Thursday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Oakleigh Farm in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. The free event includes lunch, a roundtable discussion,…

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”…