Milk quality study underway in the Southeast U.S.

The outcomes of mastitis – lower milk production and reduced quality milk – are affecting the sustainability of the Southeast dairy industry. The Southeast Quality Milk Initiative (SQMI), a USDA-funded project, aims to help dairy farmers throughout the region control mastitis and lower bulk tank SCC through cost-effective control strategies…Read full story here: Milk quality study […]


University of Tennessee Heading Dairy Study in Southeast

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. | A six-state study will attempt to pinpoint the causes of the decline in the Southeastern U.S. dairy industry. The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is the lead institution for the study, funded by a $3 million grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Steve Oliver, assistant dean of […]


Saving Southeastern dairies through improved herd health, milk quality

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Every June since 1937 the nation’s dairy industry has celebrated the value of milk and dairy products. However, in the last decade or so the number of “June Dairy Month” celebrations – like the size of the industry – has diminished in the Southeast. Statistics show that more than two-thirds of the region’s dairies have closed since 1995. […]


UT heading dairy study in Southeast

KNOXVILLE (AP) – A six-state study will attempt to pinpoint the causes of the decline in the Southeastern U.S. dairy industry. The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is the lead institution for the study, funded by a $3 million grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture…Read full story here: UT heading dairy […]


Effort under way to revitalize Southeast dairy industry

Every June since 1937, the nation’s dairy industry has celebrated the value of milk and dairy products. However, in the last decade or so the number of “June Dairy Month” celebrations — like the size of the industry —has diminished in the Southeast. Statistics show that more than two-thirds of the region’s dairies have closed since 1995. The […]


Kentucky dairy farmers to benefit from new six-state study on Southeast milk decline

The nation’s dairy producers have been celebrating June as Dairy Month for more than 75 years. In the past decade, celebrations have declined, just like the size of the dairy industry. Statistics show that more than two-thirds of the dairies in the Southeast have closed since 1995. The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture is […]


Universities Working to Stop Falling Dairy Numbers

National dairy numbers have fallen by more than two-thirds since 1995 and staff at the University of Kentucky have joined forces with five other universities to try and reverse the decline. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture is funding the $3 million effort…Read full story here: Universities Working to Stop Falling […]


Saving Southeastern dairies through herd health, milk quality

Every June since 1937 the nation’s dairy industry has celebrated the value of milk and dairy products. However, in the last decade or so the number of “June Dairy Month” celebrations – like the size of the industry – has diminished in the Southeast. Statistics show that more than two-thirds of the region’s dairies have closed since 1995…Read full […]


Program to aid southeastern dairies through herd health, milk quality

Statistics show that more than two-thirds of the dairies in the Southeast have closed since 1995. The question is “Why?” A further question is how to reverse the decline. A new, $3 million, six-state effort is being funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food & Agriculture to discover what can be done to […]