2021 | Oct 15 Enewsletter
Georgia Milk Producers Weekly Enews
Popular Baby Barn exhibit back at the Georgia National Fair
From Lizbeth Gutierrez, 41 WMGT

For the third year, the Baby barn is back at the Georgia National Fair.

Crowds gathered to witness the moment a cow gave birth to a baby calf, named Kirby. Crowds cheered moments before and after the arrival. For some fair-goers, witnessing the moment was a big surprise.

“I didn’t expect to actually see a live birth, but I expected that there was going to be babies, but it was amazing, good experience,” said Michel Stamps. Stamps traveled from Newnan to experience her first time at the Georgia National Fair.

For others like Carolyn Schnee, she’s been visiting the fair for 17 years. She says the birth of the cow was no surprise to her. This year was a little more special though. She brought her son for the first time. Click here to watch>>>
Sunbelt Expo prepares for 43rd farm show Oct. 19-21
From The Moultrie Observer

After having to cancel the 2020 show the Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition will celebrate its 43rd anniversary show Oct. 19-21, 2021. More than 1,200 exhibitors will display and demonstrate products and welcome thousands of visitors to the 100-acre site.

Crowned as North America’s Premier Farm Show and the largest farm show in America with field demonstrations, the Sunbelt Ag Expo brings together all segments of agribusiness including farmers, educators, policy-makers, ag-enthusiasts and families. All attending the show will see the latest innovation and technology that the agriculture industry has to offer.

Education is the key component of the show with more than 300 seminars and demonstrations offered over the three-day event. These seminars and demonstrations are taught in exhibit areas for beef, dairy, poultry, forestry, pond management, equine and cattle management. Farmers and ranchers attending gain beneficial knowledge on the latest in cutting edge techniques from industry leaders and university specialists. The Expo works with 21 different education sponsors to host a strong seminar and demo schedule. These education sponsors include major universities and colleges with six of these having permanent exhibit buildings on-site. Read more here>>>

Visit the Dairy Exhibit at the Sunbelt Ag Expo on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. to witness Dean Place bring home the title!! Let's go UGA
From Georgia Agribusiness Council

The Georgia Agribusiness Council congratulates Mr. Arthur Tripp on his appointment as FSA State Executive Director for Georgia. Tripp has a long history of working on agribusiness issues throughout a distinguished career in public service. Tripp is currently the District Director for U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Bordeaux of Georgia's 7th Congressional District, overseeing and directing the Congresswoman’s in-state operations. Previously, Arthur served as the Senior Policy Advisor to U.S. Congressman David Scott, current Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture. Tripp managed the Congressman’s Agriculture Committee Assignment, overseeing the legislative process on Agriculture-related issues. Additionally, he served as a Senior Administrator in the Office of the President at the University of Georgia. Tripp is a graduate of the University of Georgia (UGA) and has been previously recognized as a member of the UGA 40Under40 and has served on the Alumni Board of Directors for the UGA School of Public and International Affairs. Tripp and his wife Jessica have a 3-year-old son, Arthur III.

Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement on the appointment of Arthur Tripp to serve as State Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency (Georgia): "I look forward to working together alongside Mr. Tripp in his new role as FSA State Executive Director and with the White House to prioritize the success of our agricultural communities and to ensure that Georgia agriculture will continue to thrive for generations to come.”
USDA Proposes to Reapportion Membership for the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 21st to send in comments. Click here to download GA Milk Letter

The USDA is seeking comments about a proposed rule to amend the makeup of the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board. The proposal would modify the number of Dairy Board members in two of the board’s 12 geographic regions. If adopted, the proposal will increase Region 8 (Idaho) representation from two members to three members and will decrease Region 10 (Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia) representation from two members to one member. The total number of domestic Dairy Board members will remain the same at 36 and the number of regions will remain the same at 12.

The proposed rule for this action was published in the Federal Register on September 21, 2021. Written comments must be received by October 21, 2021. Comments may be submitted through the Federal e-rulemaking portal at www.regulations.gov or emailed to Whitney.Rick@usda.gov. Comments should include the document number AMS-DA-20-0060 as well as the date and Federal Register page number of the proposed rule. All comments submitted in response to this proposed rule will be included in the record and will be made available to the public.
By Progressive Dairy Editor Dave Natzke

Handler, co-op agreements underway
Initially, the USDA AMS is establishing individual agreements with each eligible milk handler and cooperative this fall. There are two payment calculation steps contained in each agreement that ultimately determine what eligible dairy producers will receive.

First, the USDA calculates a lump sum payment due to each handler or cooperative for milk that was regulated under a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) during July-December 2020.

The amount of money due to the handler or cooperative is determined by the milk volume at a monthly rate that is 80% of the difference between the old (higher of) and the current (average of plus 74 cents) Class I milk pricing formulas.

Handler and cooperative payments vary and are affected by multiple factors for each handler and cooperative. For starters, because prices change every month and there are 11 FMMOs, there could be 66 different payment calculation rates to determine how much money is due to the handler or cooperative.

‘Opting in,’ AGI certification
As part of that agreement process, participating handlers and cooperatives will determine whether each individual milk supplier and/or member will “opt in” or “opt out” of the program. Handlers and cooperatives must also collect AGI certification from producers who choose to participate. Read more here>>>
Caleb Harper, Executive Director of the Dairy Scale for Good (DS4G) Initiative, helps U.S. dairies pilot and integrate new technology and management practices to reach net zero emissions, or better, while increasing their livelihoods. DS4G is one of a portfolio of strategic initiatives that support the U.S. dairy community’s commitment to environmental stewardship. Harper will speak during our Monday afternoon session on Jan. 17!!

To learn more about the 2022 Georgia Dairy Conference, visit our website at http://www.gadairyconference.com/
Biden administration orders halt to ICE raids at worksites
By Nick Miroff, Washington Post

The Biden administration Tuesday ordered a halt to large-scale immigration arrests at job sites, and said it is planning a new enforcement strategy to more effectively target employers who pay substandard wages and engage in exploitative labor practices.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’s memo ordered a review of enforcement policies and gave immigration officials 60 days to devise proposals to better protect workers who report on their bosses from facing deportation.

Mass arrest operations by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, commonly referred to as ICE raids, have been used primarily against industries that employ large numbers of immigrants, such as meatpacking. Immigrant advocates and many Democrats who oppose the raids say they punish vulnerable workers, sow fear in immigrant communities and rarely result in consequences for employers. Read more here>>>
Other Stories to Check Out This Week >>>
Register Today for the 2021 Georgia Ag Labor Forum
You don't want to miss this outstanding lineup of ag labor experts!

UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center 
Tifton, Georgia 
Tuesday, Nov. 9 - Wednesday, Nov. 10
This year the Georgia Ag Labor Relations Forum will be in person in Tifton, Georgia November 9-10. Hear advice from industry experts to help you comply with labor regulations and get updates about OSHA and DOL in this new COVID world. 

This event is suited for all owners, operators, office managers, personnel managers and service providers for the produce, nursery, landscape, dairy, cotton, and any other agricultural professional dealing with agricultural labor relations. 
GA Dairy Classifieds


Looking for calves for 200 head calf barn with auto feeders in Arcadia
FL: Please call Brian 863-444-0060

Delaval meters, Germania entrance and exit gates with tailboards and indexing tail, Muller plate cooler, receiving jar, filter housing and lowline stainless pipeline. Serious inquiries call 864-617-5911, Iris Barham
Expanding or looking for top quality herd replacement?
Available at all times: 
Fresh two and three year old's and total herds; Also springing heifers and heifers of all ages.  Service age bulls with top genetics available all year round. All different breeds and crossbreds also available. Last two loads of fresh two and three year olds Holsteins went on the trucks averaging 115 lbs and 112 lbs! One load to TN and the other to Wisconsin.
Les McCracken 
608-214-6484. Cell
608-879-2653. Fax

Seeking fulltime farm worker at heifer replacement farm in Eatonton, GA. If interested, please contact Mike Rainey at 706-473-0730.

Seeking Beef and dairy crossed bullcalves/heifers bottled or weaned. Please contact Victoria Rowland at 404-922-0938 or 423-946-5869

Will Raise Heifers for GA Dairy Farms: Hello we are located in Southern Illinois and have an abundance of pasture and cheap feed available looking to contract with a dairy to grow heifers for them, out location offers mild climate and we are just 558 miles from Montezuma Ga. Please contact 817-528-6645 very reasonable daily rates.

For Sale- DeLaval 84 Vacuum Pump on Stand, Oil Reclaimer, 10 HP- 3 Phase Electric Motor. New Bearings, New Oil Seal, New Belts. $2000
For more Information Call Tony Strickland , 229-254-6871; deepsouthai@gmail.com

For sale - Please contact Archie Felder for more information at 803-682-3426:
  • Dairy Tech Bay Pasturizer - $4,000
  • Tidenberg Hydraulic Hoof Table (like new) - $5,000
  • Claas Silage Choppers - 960 1875 cutterhead hours, 4WD, 600 orbis, HD300 PU - $180,000
  • Koomin John Deere Corn Header adapter for Claus Silage Chopper Used - $6,000
WANTED: Peter's Cattle Co. will buy any dairy, beef, and cross, bottle or weaned, bulls, heifers or free martins. Pick up weekly 7 days a week. Chris- 470-255-8515
Bull Calves WANTED:  Competitive pricing with 6 day a week pickup. Brandon Mason Cattle Company 912-632-4490

FOR SALE :  We have a continuous selection of fresh and springing heifers.   Call William at   (706) 768-2857  or visit our website at   crumpdairyreplacements.org