Alltech ONE 2019: Innovation and Global Marketplace a Focus for Dairy

Alltech ONE 2019: Innovation and Global Marketplace a Focus for Dairy

Technology, genomics, direct marketing to consumers and emerging international markets are all having an impact on global dairy picture. During the Alltech ONE Conference in Lexington, Kentucky on May 21, attendees listened in on a variety of topics impacting dairy producers from across the globe.

The session was covered by Dairy Herd Management’s Twitter account with some live tweets. Here is a breakdown on what we heard:

Global Milk Dynamics: From Demand to Delivery

The milk market globally has seen its ups and downs recently. The state of the international dairy outlook was outlined by Torsten Hemme, CEO and founder of IFCN Dairy Research Network.

From 1997 to 2017, milk production grew globally by more than 60% says Torsten Hemme, CEO and founder of IFCN Dairy Research Network #one19
— DairyHerd Management (@DairyHerd) May 21, 2019

Milk production in India has grown the fastest at 113% during that 20 year period from 1997-2017 says Torsten Hemme, CEO and founder of IFCN Dairy Research Network #one19
— DairyHerd Management (@DairyHerd) May 21, 2019

There are a number of factors that play a role in milk production increases or decreases around the world like technology, environmental, markets, structural, political and social factors says Torsten Hemme, CEO and founder of IFCN Dairy Research Network #one19
— DairyHerd Management (@DairyHerd) May 21, 2019

Dairy production creates 120 million jobs directly on the farm. There are 71 million jobs created along the dairy production supply chain says Torsten Hemme, CEO and founder of IFCN Dairy Research Network #one19
— DairyHerd Management (@DairyHerd) May 21, 2019

“Dairy production is supporting the livelihood of over 1 billon people” says Torsten Hemme, CEO and founder of IFCN Dairy Research Network #one19
— DairyHerd Management (@DairyHerd) May 21, 2019

What can we do better in the dairy industry?
1. Tell the great dairy story more often and better
2. Creativity, think outside the box
3. Start benchmarking ideas and identify the top shots
— Torsten Hemme, CEO and founder of IFCN Dairy Research Network #one19
— DairyHerd Management (@DairyHerd) May 21, 2019
 

Get Tech Savvy on Your Dairy

There are lots of different technologies available to dairy farmers that are helping generate more data and introduce efficiencies to farms. Jeffrey Bewley who serves as the dairy housing and analytics specialist for Alltech shares his thoughts on where technology has the potential to help producers.

Data and technology are going to change the way we dairy says Jeffrey Bewley @bewleydairy who serves as the Dairy Housing and Analytics Specialist with @Alltech #one19
— DairyHerd Management (@DairyHerd) May 21, 2019

Analytics are the next big scientific breakthrough for livestock technology says @bewleydairy #one19
— DairyHerd Management (@DairyHerd) May 21, 2019

We can use analytics in dairy much the same way that
statistics are used in sports like basketball to determine who the most
efficient player is on the court says @bewleydairy #one19
— DairyHerd Management (@DairyHerd) May 21, 2019

Automation is being more widely adopted in dairy. I think we’ll see more of that going forward and these systems help provide a lot of data says @bewleydairy #one19
— DairyHerd Management (@DairyHerd) May 21, 2019

For more of @bewleydairy’s thoughts on technology use in dairy read the following article from @WyattBechtel on @AgWebEditor #one19 https://t.co/citUqGNPUt
— DairyHerd Management (@DairyHerd) May 21, 2019
 

Cream of the Crop: Genomic Selection

David Thorbahn, president and CEO, Select Sires, Inc., shares how genomics have helped improve dairy genetics.

Using genomics is like using a rifle with a scope on it rather than a muzzleloader says David Thorbahn, president and CEO of @SelectSiresInc when referring to previous genetic analysis #one19
— DairyHerd Management (@DairyHerd) May 21, 2019

Beef on dairy is a long term opportunity. Dairy cattle are tender, you have better traceability and it offers a consistent product for packers when fed properly says David Thorbahn @SelectSiresInc #one19
— DairyHerd Management (@DairyHerd) May 21, 2019

For more about a beef-dairy cross breeding program read about a project that has been on going with Full Circle Jersey in Texas and @leachmancattle in Colorado #one19 https://t.co/wGOhrhMCNv
— DairyHerd Management (@DairyHerd) May 21, 2019

I think there is going to be way more collaboration with genetic providers and farmers because of the emergence new technologies says David Thorbahn @SelectSiresInc #one19
— DairyHerd Management (@DairyHerd) May 21, 2019
 

Dairy Farm of the Future: Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese

Wisconsin dairy farmer Charlie Crave outlined how he and his family developed there dairy to include a cheese processing plan, manure composting and biodigester to move the farm business forward.

“Know where you will market your milk” says Charlie Crave, co-owner of Crave Brothers Farms, of advice for anyone looking at diversifying with on farm processing #one19
— DairyHerd Management (@DairyHerd) May 21, 2019

The cheese factory features a tasting room where consumers can try the cheese after touring the farm and cheese plant says Charlie Crave, co-owner of Crave Brothers Farms #one19
— DairyHerd Management (@DairyHerd) May 21, 2019

50-60% of milk produced on the farm goes into cheeseproduction at the Crave Bothers Farmstead Cheese plant that produces mozzarella says Charlie Crave, co-owner of Crave Brothers Farms #one19
— DairyHerd Management (@DairyHerd) May 21, 2019

We can’t compete on cost of production or volume with the
large cheese companies, but we can have better quality cheese than our
competitors says Charlie Crave, co-owner of Crave Brothers Farms of the family’s Crave Bothers Farmstead Cheese business #one19
— DairyHerd Management (@DairyHerd) May 21, 2019

The freestall barn features a number of fans and a mister line that sprays water on the cows every 15 minutes for cooling says Charlie Crave, co-owner of Crave Brothers Farms #one19
— DairyHerd Management (@DairyHerd) May 21, 2019

The ideal temperature for a cow is 55 degrees Fahrenheit, so
even on a day like today we would be running the fans in our freestall barn
says Charlie Crave, co-owner of Crave Brothers Farms #one19
— DairyHerd Management (@DairyHerd) May 21, 2019

Crave Brothers Farm features a double 16 “parabone” parlor that the family designed themselves #one19
— DairyHerd Management (@DairyHerd) May 21, 2019
 

Milk at Your Doorstep

Consumers in India have had access to milk through a subscription service called Pride of Cows. Clients include Bollywood actors and milk is shipped to more than 45,000 homes. Akshali Shah, senior vice president of strategy for Parag Milk Foods Ltd shares how the home delivery service works.

India is the world’s largest milk producer, but in terms of milk per cow India is one of the lowest producers says Akshali Shan, senior VP of strategy at Parag Milk Foods Ltd #one19
— DairyHerd Management (@DairyHerd) May 21, 2019

Pride of Cows sells milk to consumers in India via a subscription service and milk comes from a Holstein herd #one19 https://t.co/ayu5VgIyVn
— DairyHerd Management (@DairyHerd) May 21, 2019

Milk is delivered to more than 45,000 consumers in India within 8-10 hours by Pride of Cows says Akshali Shan, senior VP of strategy at Parag Milk Foods Ltd #one19
— DairyHerd Management (@DairyHerd) May 21, 2019

Bollywood celebrities serve as ambassadors for the @Prideofcows brand helping promote it to consumers says Akshali Shan, senior VP of strategy at Parag Milk Foods Ltd #one19
— DairyHerd Management (@DairyHerd) May 21, 2019

For more on the @Prideofcows brand watch the following YouTube video #one19 https://t.co/2o28QoQ52Q
— DairyHerd Management (@DairyHerd) May 21, 2019
 

Crave Brothers Farm and Pride of Cows aren’t the only folks getting in on directly marketing to consumers. Attendees of the dairy session were treated with Thunder CoffeeMilk, an Australian-style coffee milk drink that is made by a Florida dairy farm.

Everyone is getting to try a sample of Thunder CoffeeMilk that is produced by a dairy farm family in Florida #one19 https://t.co/XvrWECz2Jp pic.twitter.com/AolS8Nn0Dr
— DairyHerd Management (@DairyHerd) May 21, 2019

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Tue, 05/21/2019 – 14:29

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