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The Dairy Business Association is an industry organization comprised of dairy producers, processors, corporate and allied industry supporters. DBA promotes the growth and success of all dairy farms in Wisconsin by fostering a positive business and political environment.  Our members believe and invest in a bright future for the Wisconsin dairy industry! Our members are working everyday toward growing the Wisconsin economy, providing jobs to thousands of our neighbors and feeding the world.

Jerry Meissner, DBA President

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Who really uses the water resources in Wisconsin? The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently reported on the 61st annual conference of the Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association, and gave the facts on who uses the most water in Wisconsin.
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The Dairy Business Association is pleased that AB 648/SB509 passed in the Assembly with an additional amendment. DBA would like to thank the hard work of Rep Tauchen, Rep Nerison, Rep Ballweg and Rep Tranel for their solid efforts to improve this bill. This bill will now go to Governor Walker for his signature.
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The Dairy Business Association applauds Rep Joan Ballweg and her colleagues Rep Gary Tauchen, Rep Lee Nerison, Rep Howard Marklein, and Rep Travis Tranel for their leadership on introducing AB 842, which will allow Wisconsin’s farmers and agribusinesses to utilize their Implements of Husbandry (IoH) during upcoming planting and harvesting seasons without fear of being ticketed by law enforcement.
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With the recent release of the Mercy for Animals video, dairy farmers across the country have been asking, “What is the best way to handle down cows?” The Dairy Business Association of Wisconsin and ANIMART, Inc. have teamed up and have been proactively answering this question. Both organizations are getting essential down cow management information out to farmers; something no one else in the industry has done.
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The Dairy Business Association (DBA) will be holding their Access Symposium February 18-19 in Green Bay at Lambeau Field. On February 19, the event will focus on down cow crisis management strategies. Several experts will discuss best management practices on how to humanely take care of down and sick cattle on dairy operations. In addition, the day will feature a crisis workshop where producers will learn firsthand how to handle potential crisis situations at their dairy operations.
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The 5,000 member WIB Agri-Business Coalition has added their name to the list of dairy industry groups voicing their opposition to a proposed dairy Supply Management provision in the Farm Bill. The group's mission is to improve the business environment for the dairy industry and agriculture.
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Dairy producer groups from around the country have teamed up to urge Farm Bill conferees to oppose Supply Management. Dairy Farmers do not want a dairy Supply Management proposal known as the Dairy Market Stabilization Program (DMSP). A letter has been signed by following dairy farmer associations; The Wisconsin Dairy Business Association (DBA), California Dairies Inc. (CDI), National All Jersey, the Dairy Business Milk Marketing Cooperative (DBMMC), the Dairy Policy Action Coalition (DPAC), the Northeast Dairy Producers Association (NEDPA), and the Kentucky Dairy Development Council.
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The Dairy Business Association (DBA) will be holding their annual symposium February 18-19 in Green Bay at Lambeau Field. In the past, this event was called the “Expansion Symposium.” However, based on member feedback, the name and meeting format has changed. The Access Symposium will focus on closing the relationship gap between producers and regulators through a set of interactive sessions with key state agencies the first day of the event. The second day will focus on best animal handling practices with a focus on “down cow” situations.
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Every day, members of the dairy industry work diligently on their farms and in their communities doing their best to provide an inexpensive and nutritious food source in an environmentally-conscious manner. A significant part of their work is to tell their story and educate the community. Only a few in the industry have gone as far and beyond as Daphne Holterman of Rosy-Lane Holsteins, LLC of Watertown, WI.
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Speaker Vos is currently serving his fifth term as a state Representative. He is the 75th Speaker of the Assembly. He was granted the DBA Leadership Award because of his focus on improving the state’s business climate to promote job creation and moving Wisconsin’s economy and dairy industry forward.
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Down Cow Standard Operating Procedures

ANIMART and the Dairy Business Association have teamed up to educate the dairy industry about properly handling down and sick cattle. View ANIMART's Down Cow Standard Operating Procedures document here.

A Spanish version can be found here.


DBA Membership Perks!
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The Dairy Business Association is now adding extraordinary value to your membership! DBA Corporate & Producer Members can now save hundreds or thousands of dollars on new vehicles through the GM Supplier Discount! Learn more here.

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