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Dairy Dreams Shared.

You Live for these Dreams.

Your family. Your cows. The future of your business. Cargill helps feed these dreams of more milk production, better component efficiency, higher income over feed costs, heathier calves or simply a better quality of life. These are the stories of dreams meeting reality. These are the stories of how Cargill helps dairies thrive.

#PutYourHerdFirst campaign donates 100,000 servings of milk!

Cargill would like to thank everyone who used the HerdFirst® Facebook frame and hashtag #putyourherdfirst to support The Great American Milk Drive. More than 65,000 people engaged with the campaign on Facebook and Cargill is extremely proud to announce that all 200 food banks in the Feeding America network will receive 500 servings of milk! Cargill launched this campaign to raise awareness for HerdFirst, a new line of advanced calf and heifer nutrition, while living their mission of nourishing the world, and supporting the industries and communities they serve. To learn more about the HerdFirst line of products you can visit the website here.

I know the work I do here makes a difference

Wisconsin’s Maple Leaf Dairy works alongside Cargill Dairy Focus Consultant Bennett Crochet to make critical improvements to their nutrition program. It’s allowed the dairy to continue growing to 11,500 cows. 

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Minimize Spring Component Loss

Seasonal changes in milk components are inevitable. While environment and heat stress play a role, lower milk fat during the spring and summer months is part of the cow’s internal biological rhythm, meaning the cow is programmed to lower components during this time period. This seasonal variation is driven by changes in de novo fatty acids, those made by the cow influenced by ruminal fermentation. Therefore, it is vital to improve de novo fatty acid synthesis in order to offset that spring slump in milk fat. 

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We’re light years happier with how ours calves look

You don't do business with someone for 30 years unless they're doing something right. Learn why the team at Stanton Farm, Coeymans Hollow, NY, has continued to work with Cargill for over three decades, and how they've recently improved their calf and heifer program.

Managing pregnant heifers: Monitor, monitor, monitor!

After the time and attention that has been invested in raising and breeding heifers, it can be easy to transition heifers to the pregnant pen and put them on autopilot until calving. This story covers the critical things that need to be monitored during this time period to ensure we are on target to meet dairy goals, and that those goals align to being a profitable dairy farm. 

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