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October 1, 2011
U of M among four cooperating universities to receive $700,000 dairy grant
ST. PAUL -- The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, in collaboration with veterinary schools at the University of Illinois, University of Georgia, and Kansas State University, has received a grant for $700,000 to develop and implement a National Center of Excellence...
October 1, 2011 - 12:00am
September 30, 2011
Dairy barn burns in Spring Hill, Stearns County, cows and $100K lost
SPRING HILL -- Approximately 50 cows and a dairy barn were lost in a fire discovered around 2 a.m. Friday in Spring Hill Township of Stearns County. According to a news release from Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner, deputies were dispatched to the fire at the Daniel Welle farm,...
September 30, 2011 - 9:23am
May 23, 2011
Princess Kay finalists named
ST. JOSEPH -- Finalists for the 2011 title of Princess Kay of the Milky Way were named Sunday. The 12 young women from dairy farm backgrounds were selected at the conclusion of a three-day event for county dairy princesses held in St. Joseph. Each of the 12 will be sculpted in butter...
May 23, 2011 - 12:00am
March 19, 2011
Meeker County dairy princess banquet is today
LITCHFIELD -- The Meeker County American Dairy Association princess banquet will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield.
March 19, 2011 - 12:00am
January 29, 2011
Two to be crowned county dairy princesses
WILLMAR -- Julie Gatewood and Brenda Hinseth will be crowned as the 2011 Dairy Princesses at the Kandiyohi County Dairy Princess Banquet at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Kandi Entertainment Center in Willmar. The outgoing 2010 Dairy Princesses were Michaela Bengtson, Samantha Cunningham,...
January 29, 2011 - 12:00am
January 15, 2011
Morris dairy crossbreeding with beef genetics in fourth of its cows
MORRIS -- Riverview LLP with its 30,000 dairy cows is trying a new twist in its breeding program: Beef genetics. The change so far is implemented only in its Jersey dairy site at Riverview Dairy in Morris, which accounts for a fourth of the company's cows.
January 15, 2011 - 12:00am
January 14, 2011
EDC to ask county to support on-farm worker housing
WILLMAR -- Saying that zoning policies should support and not hamstring local farmers, the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission will ask the Kandiyohi County Board to revise its ordinance on allowing multi-unit housing on farm sites. "There is a need,"...
January 14, 2011 - 12:00am
December 24, 2010
Candidates for county dairy princess sought
WILLMAR -- The American Dairy Association of Kandiyohi County seeks candidates for the 2011 dairy princess program. Dairy princesses serve as goodwill ambassadors for the dairy industry by appearing at various promotional events, speaking to consumers and the news media, and participate...
December 24, 2010 - 12:00am
October 30, 2010
Tell the positive story of your dairy farm
ST. PAUL -- "Why do you have all these cows when you can buy milk at the supermarket?" sounds like a question no one should need to answer, but this is a real inquiry a dairy producer recently received from a young visitor. Producers work hard every day of the year to produce a wholesome...
October 30, 2010 - 12:00am
October 19, 2010
Letter: The true cost of dairy project
It was noted that the milk production factory to be located in a suburb of Willmar is again on the docket for approval. It is interesting that there seems to be little concern or alarm on the part of Willmarites. One wonders what their reaction will be when hundreds of milk and feed...
October 19, 2010 - 12:00am
October 12, 2010
Meadow Star Dairy again given preliminary OK for permit
WILLMAR -- For the second time in two years developers of a proposed 9,590-head dairy operation west of Willmar received preliminary approval...
October 12, 2010 - 12:00am
August 16, 2010
7 Minnesotans sickened in salmonella outbreak linked to eggs
Illnesses in at least seven people in Minnesota are connected with a multi-state recall of eggs from an Iowa producer due to contamination with salmonella, state health officials said today. The salmonella enteriditis cases were identified in two restaurant outbreaks in May and July,...
August 16, 2010 - 5:19pm
June 12, 2010
June 12, 2010 - 12:00am
June 3, 2010
Dairy is $4.6 billion industry in state, second only to swine in livestock sector
WILLMAR -- There may be fewer dairy farms and cows than in previous years, but the dairy production and processing industry remains a powerful force in west central Minnesota and for the entire state. According to the 2009 Minnesota Dairy Industry Profile from the state Department...
June 3, 2010 - 12:00am
2010 West Central Dairy Days schedule
Sunday, June 6 * Community Round Table -- 7:30 a.m. KDJS - 1590 AM Monday, June 7 *Old-fashioned Ice Cream Social -- 6:30 p.m. Barbershop music, Willmar Community Center, $3 per person Tuesday, June 8 * Family Fun "Milk" Runs -- 6 p.m. Open to all ages at Hodapp Track, Kennedy...
June 3, 2010 - 12:00am