Dairy Industry News

  • Union Elementary hosts mobile dairy classroom

    Sep 16, 2019 · Shelby Star

    Gasps could be heard from the students of Union Elementary when they first set eyes on Riley the cow.Riley visited the school on Thursday with Courtney Bumgarner. The bovine and her human companion are part of an effort to teach people more about cows, the dairy industry and where their food comes from using a mobile dairy classroom.Read Full Article

  • Mobile Dairy Classroom comes to the Carter County free fair

    Sep 9, 2019 · The Daily Ardmoreite

    Area students were given a special lesson on Thursday courtesy of Suzie Reece and her helper Snickers, a five-year-old Jersey dairy cow. The pair travel to schools and fairs across the state in a mobile dairy classroom giving presentations about the characteristics of dairy cows and live demonstrations of the automated milking process. This week they are spending two days at the Carter County Free Fair, and they will be giving more presentations today from approximately 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Read Full Article

  • Red, White and Moo Milk Fest a 4th of July Favorite

    Jul 15, 2019 · My Plainview

    Plainview celebrated the Fourth of July with its annual Red, White and Moo Milk Fest.The festivities, sponsored by the Hale County Dairy Families, kicked off with a parade through downtown showcasing many of Plainview's groups and organizations.Read Full Article

  • A Beverage Hydration Index: Milk Bests Water

    Jun 10, 2019 · SPLASH! milk science update

    Researchers in the UK have developed the concept of an index that indicates how effective different beverages are at keeping the body hydrated.In a trial to calculate a beverage hydration index, full fat and skimmed milk performed better than water at keeping participants hydrated.The reason for this probably lies with its electrolyte, fat, and protein components, which means that water absorption from milk tends not to prompt sudden reductions in the blood’s osmotic pressure.Read Full Article

  • Holy cow! Students learn all about dairy, with help from Ginger

    May 16, 2019

    WINCHESTER — While third- and fourth-grade students at John Kerr Elementary School were busy taking standardized tests on Tuesday, the school’s first- and second-grade students got to spend their morning with a cow named Ginger.Read Full Article