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Dairy Cow College Hits the Road


Dairy producers from across the state are getting a lesson in producing milk.

NDSU's Dairy Cow College is hitting the road, helping producers improve their bottom lines and herd health.
North Dakota is the home to 15,000 dairy cows and 108 dairy farmers.
Opening the line of communication to talk about farm transitioning is a piece of today's discussion.

(Cole Rupprecht / Ag Agent Cass County) It's is hard to pass on the operation to the next generation. There is a lot of pride and blood sweat and tears that have gone into developing the farm. Sometimes you have siblings that aren't involved in the farm and as soon as the transfer needs to take place, they do become involved whether it be for dollar figures or they have an opportunity to enter the farm, you need to open up that conversation, sit down with the family and discuss what are the opportunities for the next generation.">> 

15 cents of every hundred weight a producer sells goes towards the dairy check off, to promote dairy products.
One push is to increase dairy markets to get more products in restaurants and on grocery store shelves.

(Barb Luehmann / Midwest Dairy Association) "It's people like McDonald's that we work with, we work with Taco Bell, Quaker Oats. All of these big brands, they work with us to develop dairy menu items or new products to put in the grocery stores."

Luehmann encourages you to try the New Strawberry Frappe McDonald's released this week.
Because she says it is made with a lot of milk and the dairy industry is proud of that.


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