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Read by large-herd dairy VOLUME 94 NO. 9 SEPTEMBER 2013 producers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. FEATURES & COLUMNS MANAGEMENT Medeiros builds success with conservative, progressive approach By Ron Goble 2013 WORLD DAIRY EXPO PREVIEW The Center of the Dairy Universe 8 12 World Dairy Expo will again become the “Center of the Dairy Universe” on Oct. 1-5, at the Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis. Make your plans, chart your course and get your boarding pass. By Dave Natzke The team behind the scenes at World Dairy Expo ABOUT THE COVER Since graduating from Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo with a double major in dairy science and agribusiness management, Brian Medeiros has taken a larger management role at Medeiros & Son Dairy, Hanford, Calif. 16 Veteran and new staff share their insights in this exclusive DairyBusiness Communications’ roundtable. By Kayla Jentz CONVERSATIONS Cover photo by Ron Goble Ask your herd health advisor about incomplete treatment protocol risks 24 By Mark Kirkpatrick, DVM YOUR DAIRY CHECKOFF AT WORK Efforts aimed at helping tell consumers ‘where good comes from’ By Tom Gallagher DAIRY MARGIN MANAGER Q4 dairy margin in focus By Chip Whalen CSI-DAIRY A cow-side investigation into udder health and cow comfort By Mark Walker 26 28 35 California/Arizona DairyBusiness DDGS: It’s a new generation By P.H. Robinson DairyLine: No ‘recess’ for Valadao By Bill Baker California/Arizona Pulse By DBC Staff 4 September 2013 DAIRYBUSINESSWEST 6 DBC team ready for fall kickoff By Dave Natzke REGIONAL INSERT A monthly regional news and advertising insert for producers in California and Arizona. The insert is available digitally online to all DairyBusiness West readers at www.dairybusiness.com. DEPARTMENTS Editor’s Update Western Pulse 30 News, newsmakers and upcoming events CA 1 CA 2 CA 6 Advertisers Index @DairyCarrie 39 42 #HASHTAG: Narrow your group or topic search Carrie’s ‘Bloggers of the Month’: Jennifer and David Heim By Carrie Mess www.dairybusiness.com
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