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U.S. cheese among world's best
The U.S. cheese industry started in the 19th century when European settlers came to America to start a new life. They brought with them their cheese-making skills and have continued to perfect their craft through the years, according to Angélique Hollister, U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) vice president of cheese and consumer products. Results from international contests and the opinions of highly respected chefs show that the work is paying off.
Earlier this spring, the U.S. won a large majority of the medals awarded at the 2016 World Championship Cheese Contest, proving that it can compete with the world's best cheeses. Expert judges from 16 different countries critiqued 2,959 cheeses from 23 countries. Only 330 cheeses, or 11%, won medals, and three out of four medal winners were from the U.S.
For the first time since 1988, the top award in the contest went to a U.S. cheese - a smear-ripened hard cheese from Emmi Roth USA, located in south-central Wisconsin.
Dairy co-ops explore joint ownership of Michigan cheese plant
Three farmer-owned dairy cooperatives announced June 2 that they have committed to exploring joint ownership and operation of a major cheese processing plant in the state of Michigan. The three cooperatives are Foremost Farms USA based in Baraboo, Wis.; Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) based in Kansas City, Mo., and the Michigan Milk Producers Assn. (MMPA) based in Novi, Mich.. All three have farmer members located in Michigan.
The companies said the decision is driven by the growing milk supply in Michigan, the lack of available processing capacity within the region, market accessibility and transportation benefits.
"Michigan dairy producers own some of the most progressive and efficient dairy operations in the world, and they have positioned themselves to be a long-term supplier to domestic and global markets," explained Michael Doyle, president and chief executive officer of Foremost Farms. "Collectively, our respective organizations are extremely pleased we can come together to positively address this growing market."
JBS USA opens expanded facilities in Utah
JBS USA announced this week the completion of a nearly $100 million expansion project at its Hyrum, Utah, beef processing complex. The project includes a new state-of-the-art fabrication building, a new cutting-edge ground beef facility and a new distribution center. JBS said the expansion allows for increased production levels, improved plant efficiencies and expanded offerings of high-quality beef and ground beef products for customers.
The new facilities, housed in a 191,000 sq. ft. addition, began full operations the week of May 23.
"We are excited about the opportunity to add value to Hyrum through this strategic investment," said Jay Rawlings, JBS Hyrum plant manager. "Hyrum is one of our signature facilities and has served as a proud member of the local community for nearly 80 years. With today's announcement, we build on our legacy of providing the best beef and ground beef products to our customers and solidify our long-standing presence in Hyrum for many years to come."
USDA expands access to capital for rural businesses
U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Business-Cooperative Service administrator Sam Rikkers unveiled new rules to expand access to capital for rural businesses.
"Access to capital is one of the most important needs for businesses," Rikkers said. "USDA is partnering with the Treasury Department and other agencies to ensure that rural businesses have the resources they need to prosper and grow. The regulatory changes I am announcing today will help businesses expand their operations and create jobs."
The changes, published in the June 3 Federal Register, make it easier for rural businesses to qualify for loans in USDA's Business & Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Loan Program.Read more
U.S. crops, pastures generally good to excellent in May
During the four-week period ending May 31, 2016, contiguous U.S. drought coverage decreased 1.83% to 12.73%. Aside from lingering, long-term drought in parts of California and the Southwest, U.S. drought is mostly short term in nature and limited to an area centered on the southern Appalachians, according to Brad Rippey with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Since a weather pattern change in mid-April, Rippey said showery weather has covered much of the nation, including the Great Plains. By May 31, only 2% of the U.S. winter wheat production area was affected by drought, down from 19% on April 12. Based on USDA crop conditions reported as of May 29, U.S. winter wheat was rated 63% good to excellent and 8% very poor to poor. In the last two decades, late-May crop ratings for U.S. winter wheat were higher only in 1998, 1999 and 2010.
USDA Seeks Stakeholder Input on Research Priorities
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) have recently developed an online mechanism to solicit input on animal science research priorities. ARS and NIFA are seeking input on how Federal investments can best address current needs and challenges facing animal production. The ideas you provide will help form the framework for developing the next ARS National Program Action Plan and defining priorities for NIFA's animal production research, education and extension.
If you are interested in providing your insight by suggesting, refining, and prioritizing ideas around any of the topics listed below, send an email with your name, affiliation, email address, and topic of interest (in the format provided below) to Insight@nifa.usda.gov by June 10th. You will receive instructions on how to join. The system will be open throughout the month of June 2016 and operate much like a Wikipedia site. Space is limited, so those interested in participating are encouraged to register as soon as possible.
Topic 1: Animal Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics
Topic 2: Applications of Biotechnology to Animal Production
Topic 3. Animal Well-Being, Stress and Production
Topic 4: Animal Reproductive Biology
Topic 5: Quality, Nutritional Value and Healthfulness of Animal Products
Topic 6: Lactation Biology and Nutritional Efficiency of Animals
Topic 7: Animal Growth Biology and Alternatives to Antimicrobials for Growth
Topic 8: Forages and Forage Utilization for Animal Production
Topic 9: Reducing Environmental Impacts of Animal Production
Topic 10: General Priorities for Animal Production
Topic(s) of Interest
(Please list the topics by your preference: Example Topic 6, Topic 4, and Topic 9)
The ADSA Graduate Student Division has scheduled an exciting and informative webinar by Dr. Federico Harte concerning casein micelles and their applications. This webinar is open to all ADSA members!
Wednesday, June 8th at 12:00 pm CDT
The Structure-Function Properties and Novel Functionality of Casein Micelles
Dr. Federico Harte
REGISTER HERE for the upcoming webinar presented by Dr. Harte of the Department of Food Science at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Harte completed his BSc in Agricultural Engineering at the University of Uruguay (1996) and then a PhD in Biological Systems Engineering - Food Engineering Program from Washington State University (2002). His research interests have focused on the structure-function and binding properties of casein micelles in bovine milk and the effect of nonthermal processing on the physicochemical properties of dairy foods.
Pre-registration is required. The webinar will entail a 45 minute presentation followed by a live question and answer session. A recording of the webinar will be made available following the live event, and can be found with all of our previous webinar recordings on the GSD Webinar Recordings and GSD Pioneers in Dairy Science webpages.
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|June 7-8, 2016 Science of Yogurt & Fermented Dairy Products Workshop (Basic), On-line and Cornell University, For more information contact Louise Felker Ph: 607-255-7098
June 7-9, 2016 Cheese Grading Short Course, Babcock Hall, 2605 Linden Dr., Madison, WI. For more information, click here.
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June 20-24, 2016 13th International Colloquium on Paratuberculosis*, Nantes, France, For more information click here
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June 22-24, 2016 Preventive Controls for Human Food - Individual training, Cornell Dairy Foods Extension, Hilton Garden Inn, Troy, NY. For more information, click here.
July 2-9, 2016 American Dairy Goat Association National Show, Farm Show Complex & Expo Center, Harrisburg, PA. For more information contact ADGA, PO Box 865, Spindale, NC 28160, 828-286-3801 www.ADGA.org.
July 3-8, 2016 World Buiatrics Congress 2016, Convention Centre Dublin, Ireland, For more information click here.
July 12-14, 2016 High Temperature Short Time (HTST) Pasteurizer Workshop in association with NYS Agriculture and Markets, Cornell University, For more information contact Louise Felker Ph: 607-255-7098
July 19-23, 2016 ADSA- ASAS Joint Annual Meeting (JAM)*, Salt Lake City, UT, for more information click here
July 24-28, 2016 2016 National Association of County Agricultural Agents Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference (AM/PIC) Little Rock, AR, For more information click here
Aug 2-3, 2016 Milk Pasteurization, Babcock Hall, 1605 Linden Dr., Madison, WI. For more information, click here.
Aug 2-4, 2016 Preventive Controls for Human Food - Individual Training, Cornell Dairy Foods Extension, FDA Regional Field Office, Jamaica, NY. For more information, click here.
Aug 15-18, 2016 Food Safety Systems (HACCP) and Implementing SQF, Cornell University, For more information contact Kimberly Bukowski Ph: 607-243-3313 or Louise Felker Ph: 607-255-7098
Aug 17-18, 2016 2016 Mid-South Ruminant Nutrition Conference*, Embassy Suites, Grapevine, TX. For registration and more information, click here.
Sept 11-13, 2016 NYS Cheese Manufacturers' Assoc. Annual Fall Meeting, Harbor Hotel, Watkins Glen NY, For more information contact Janene Lucia, Ph: 607-227-5833
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Sept 21-22, 2016 77th Minnesota Nutrition Conference*, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake, MN. For more information and registration, click here.
Oct 3-7, 2016 Cheese Tech Short Course, Babcock Hall Room 205, 1605 Linden Dr., Madison, WI. For more information, click here.
Oct 4-6, 2016 Preventive Controls for Human Food - Individual Training, Cornell Dairy Foods Extension, NYS Dept of Ag & Markets Office, Albany NY. For more information, click here.
Oct 4-6, 2016 Introduction to Dairy Processing and Management. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. For more information and registration, click here.
Oct 4-8, 2016 50th World Dairy Expo, Madison, WI. For more information click here
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Oct 11-13, 2016 High Temperature Short Time (HTST) Pasteurizer Workshop, Cornell University, For more information contact Louise Felker Ph: 607-255-7098
Oct 13-19, 2016 120th IUSAHA- AAVLD Annual Meeting , Greensboro Sheraton Hotel. Greensboro, NC, For more information click here (Note - date correction)
Oct 19-20, 2016 Advanced Cheese Making, Cornell University, For more information contact Rob Ralyea Ph: 607-255-7643 or Louise Felker Ph: 607-255-7098
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Oct 25-27, 2016 Pasteurizer Operators Workshop, Penn State University, Food Science Building, Curtain and Bigler Roads, University Park, PA 16802. For details on the workshop and registration information, click here.
Oct 25-30, 2016 American Dairy Goat Assn Convention, Hilton Austin Airport Hotel, Austin, Texas. For more information contact ADGA, P.O. Box 865, Spindale, NC 28160, 828-286-3801. www.ADGA.org
Nov 1-4, 2016 31st ADSA Discover Conference: Big Data Dairy Management, Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center, Oak Brook, IL, For more information click here
Nov 2-4, 2016 Cheese Grading Short Course, Babcock Hall, Room 205, 1605 Linden Dr., Madison WI, For more information click here
Nov 7-10, 2016 The Science and Art of Cheese Making Short Course, Rodney A.Erickson Food Science Building, Penn State University, University Park, PA. For more information and registration, click here.
Nov 10-11, 2016 2016 DCRC Annual Meeting, Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, Columbus, Ohio, For registration and more information click here
Nov 14-16, 2016 Symposium on Gut Health in Production of Food Animals*, St. Louis, MO. For more information and registration click here.
Nov 30-Dec 2, 2016 Ice Cream Makers Short Course, Babcock Hall, Room 205, 1605 Linden Dr., Madison WI, For more information click here
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