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YEAR IN REVIEW
Dairy issues covered the alphabet in Eeeek! The economy. Jumpy, as in futures markets: Care to
2008, and likely defined the indus- Exports: Dairy topped $4 billion speculate?
try’s character for years to come. in fiscal year ’08, but signs pointed to Judge and jury: Even in dairy, law-
slow-down as the year came to a close. Is this suits becoming more popular method to get
the peak, or a sign of great things to come? “our” way. What’s the appeal?
By Dave Natzke
Ethanol: Competition for corn, subsidies
and energy independence. The result: distillers Kozak: Jerry, National Milk Producers
“Action, looks, words, steps, form the alpha- grains by the tons and debate by the gallons. Federation CEO. Foresees big changes
bet by which you may spell character.” Elections: Was a North Dakota winter ever to dairy policy in the years ahead.
-- Johann Kaspar Lavater this nasty? After it’s over, Democrats made big Kentucky: Signs of the times: University
gains, from the White House to state houses. of Kentucky partners with U.S. Department of
AFACT (American Farmers for the Homeland Security to enhance security of milk
Advancement and Conservation of Farm Bill: 2007 federal ag/food legisla- moving from the farm to the plant.
Technology): Farmers frustrated by tion debate reached a bizarre conclu-
the loss of safe and valuable management tools sion in 2008, and some pieces won’t be Labels: Hormones and pesticides and
with no scientific justification and no economic implemented until 2009. Industry leaders say antibiotics, oh my. A wicked witch, or the
compensation. “dairy” won, but warned similar victories may wizard of marketing?
Apple: KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET not happen again. Lines: As in “lines of credit.” Many finan-
sold for $1 million in the Global Glamour at Forward pricing: Program revived in Farm cial consultants say you’ll need them in 2009.
Arethusa Sale. Bill. A way to control volatility, or drive prices
lower? Margins: Incredible shrinking;
Bailouts: $700 billion equals $2,333 Footprints: As in “carbon footprints.” Now manage ’em, or you’ll suffer in
(or one pretty good dairy replacement) everybody wants smaller feet. Are we learning 2009. (See Lines of credit)
each for 300 million Americans. Make a new way to walk, or wearing glass slippers? MILC: Milk Income Loss Contract pro-
checks payable to U.S. Treasury. gram. Who’d a thunk we’d needed it six
Biotech: As in “bad.” Mammas, don’t let Global demand: More people in months ago? Now with a feed adjuster, higher
your babies grow up to be scientists. more places want more dairy on the payment rate and covering more milk. Safety
menu. (See Exports) net.
CWT: 5th and 6th herd retirements Genomics: New tool added to the dairy Make allowances: Arguing over pennies
were held and export assistance pro- reproduction toolbox. Coming soon: genetic that mean millions. California does it fast; fed-
gram moved nearly 2 billion lbs. of maps on MapQuest? eral orders take it slow – really, really slow.
milk off-shore, but there were still skeptics. Greenhouse gas: It’s now OK to talk about Melamine: Grandpa always said there was
Cows: Lots and lots. Most since 1996-97. cow flatulence in mixed company. a future in plastics – but not in milk. Made in
Canadian heifers: They’re back, about China.
46,000 in 2008. Hay: High, as in prices.
Cross-ventilation and compost barns: The No-Match: Letters indicate employ-
latest in comfort for productive cows. ee Social Security numbers don’t
COOL: The long fight over country of ori- match with their records. Department
gin labelling ended. Interpretation, implementa- Immigration: Ag labor supply at stake, but of Homeland Security gets involved. Seek a
tion and tweaking remain. election-year politics ruled the day. The key safe harbor, because if you’ve got mail, you’ve
to good neighbor relations is a good (big) got problems.
Digesters: Turning manure into ener- fence. Stay tuned in 2009, and beyond. NAIS: National Animal Identification
gy and carbon credits. IOFC: Income over feed costs gained System. Securing the food supply and markets,
Downers: Humane Society of acceptance as a way to measure dairy producer or intrusion by Big Brother?
the United States film definitely not among financial prospects. The year started strong, but
America’s funniest home videos. USDA shrunk. (See Margins) Organic: When is an organic dairy
banned downer cows from human consump- Idaho: Keeps moving up the state milk pro- not an organic dairy? When the herd
tion. duction rankings. Is third place far away? is large and not powered by grass.
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California Raisins California Raisins, Dried Figs, Dates and Dried Plums are
california dried fruits are
He a lt h & Nu t ri t i on Be n e f i ts of C a l i f orn ia R a i si n s
. . . and Much, Much More!
One serving of Raisins is 40 grams, about 1/4 cup.
Raisin Nutrition Facts
California DrieD fruits -- are so versatile!
• Raisins are fat-free, sodium-free, and
• Combine with nuts for satisfying, nutritious trail mixes.
• Top off salads, cereals and pizzas - especially fruit pizzas.
• Raisins have about 2 grams of fiber or 9% of the
Daily Value. • Add flavor to pancake batters, as well as puddings and cobblers.
. . . and Much, Much More!
A 40-gram (1/4 cup) serving provides • Help oatmeal cookies and other baked goods stay fresh longer.
• 306mg potassium (9% of the DV)
• Bring new characteristics to stews and ragouts.
• 14mg calcium (2% of the DV)
• Find a place in many ethnic preparations.
• 1mg iron (6% of the DV)
• This 40-gram serving of Raisins provides nearly California DrieD fruit Coalition
31 grams of carbohydrate composed mostly of The California Dried Fruit Coalition (CDFC) was formed as a cooperative
glucose and fructose. effort by the raisin, dried plum, dried fig and date industries to promote the
nutritional value and versatility of uses for these traditional dried fruits to
policy makers influencing food purchase decisions for America’s schools
• A 40-gram serving of California Raisins is an and foodservice agencies.
easy way to add a serving of fruit to help reach
the daily recommended of 9 to 13 servings of fruits and vegetables everyday.
The California Dried Fruit Coalition (CDFC) works cooperatively to
keep these traditional dried fruits at the forefront of the minds of school
• Raisins contain catechins, a family of readily absorbable antioxidants that have been shown to reduce
foodservice administrators and nutritionist as real fruit ingredients and
cancerous colon tumors. Also, Raisins are rated as the second highest source of antioxidants by ORAC. health snacks for consumers -- young and old alike.
raisins, DrieD figs, Dates anD DrieD Plums are
• California Raisins like the other California Dried Fruits deliver fiber for heart
• Economical -- Readily available all year
and colon health while improving cholesterol levels.
• Easy to store -- Need no refrigeration
• Recent research at the University of Chicago, shows that oleanic acid and • Perfectly ripe, never bruised
other compounds in raisins help to prevent periodontal and gum disease.
• Easy to prepare with little or no waste
• Portable -- perfect for grab-and-go snacks and lunches
For Further Information Contact:
• A supply of all-natural energy
• Delicious fruit servings to count toward the Daily Fruit and
• A source of readily absorbable antioxidants and fiber for heart,
California Date Commission California DrieD Plum boarD California raisin marketing boarD California fig aDvisory boarD
P.O. Box 1736 3840 Rosin Court, Suite 170 3445 North First Street, Suite 101 600 West Shaw Avenue, Suite 300 digestive and colon health while improving cholesterol levels.
more about California raisins at Indio, California 92202-1736 Sacramento, CA 95834-1699 Fresno, CA 93726 Fresno, CA 93704
LoveYourRaisins.com. www.datesaregreat.com www.californiadriedplums.org www.loveyourraisins.com www.californiafigs.com
California Dried Plums California Dates California Dried Figs
He a lt h & Nu t ri t i on Be n e f i ts of C a l i f orn ia D ri e d P lum s H e a lt h & Nu t ri t i o n B e n e f i t s o f C a l i f o rn ia Dat e s He a lt h & Nu t ri t i on Be n e f i ts of C a l i f orn ia D ri e d F i g s
One serving of Dried Plums is 40 grams, about 1/4 One serving of Dates is 40 grams, about 1/4 cup of One serving of Dried Figs is 40 grams, about 1/4
cup or about 5 Dried Plums. chopped Dates or 5 to 6 Dates. cup or 3 Calimyrna or 4 to 5 Black Mission Figs.
Dried Figs Nutrition Facts
Dried Plums Nutrition Facts Dates Nutrition Facts
• Figs are fat-free, sodium-free, and
• Dried Plums are fat-free, sodium-free, and • Dates are fat-free, sodium-free, and
• Figs are high in fiber, providing 20% of the Daily
• Dried Plums are a good source of fiber, both • With 3 grams of dietary fiber per serving, Dates
Value from 5 grams of fiber per serving.
soluble and insoluble; one serving provides 15% are a good source of fiber and provide 11% of the
of the Daily Value or about 3 grams. Daily Value. A 40-gram (1/4 cup) serving provides
• 244mg potassium (7% of the DV)
• Dried Plums score high in total antioxidant
A 40-gram (1/4 cup) serving provides
capacity and contain phenolic compounds that
• 290mg potassium (8% of the DV) • 53mg calcium (6% of the DV)
act as antioxidants.
• 2% of the DV of calcium and iron • 1.2mg iron (6% of the DV)
A 40-gram (1/4 cup) serving provides
• This 40-gram serving of Dried Figs also provides
• 293mg potassium (about 9% of the DV)
nearly 30 grams of carbohydrate as glucose and
• 17mg calcium (2% of the DV) fructose.
• This 40-gram serving of Dates provides 32
grams of carbohydrate composed of glucose and
• This 40-gram serving of Dried Plums provides fructose.
• A 40-gram serving of California Dried Figs is
nearly 26 grams of carbohydrate in the form of
another easy way to add a serving of fruit to help
naturally occurring glucose and fructose. • A 40-gram serving of California Dates is an easy way to add a serving of fruit to help reach the recommended 9
reach the daily recommended of 9 to 13 servings of fruits and vegetables everyday.
• Consuming about 5 (40g) California Dried Plums is an easy way to add a serving of fruit toward the recommended to 13 servings of fruits and vegetables everyday.
• Foods that are rich in insoluble fibers, protect against colon cancer; while foods rich in soluble fibers, usually
intake of 9 to 13 servings of fruits and vegetables everyday.
help to lower blood cholesterol. Experiments conducted at George Washington University Medical Center,
• A serving of Dates also provides 4% of the DV for Niacin (B3), 3% of the DV for Pantothenic Acid (B5), and 2%
• Dried Plums are a source of dietary fiber, sorbitol, potassium, copper, boron and phenolic compounds which
Washington, DC suggest that the unique combination of soluble and insoluble fibers found in California Dried
of the DV for Thiamin (B1) and Riboflavin (B2).
form a web of interrelated health promoting functions. Acting together, these compounds help regulate glucose
Figs may work better than either of these fibers do alone in preventing both breast and colon cancer.
metabolism, promote cardiovascular health, are involved in bone metabolism,
protect against cancer, and contribute to digestion. • Adding sweet Dates to many preparations will help to reduce added sugars. • Research at the University of Scranton determined that Dried Figs have a phenol
makeup ranging from 4 to 50 times higher than other fruits. These antioxidants
• Combined with those and a low glycemic index, researchers at the Agricultural
• California Dates and date products have a natural sweetness and smooth
University of Athens, Greece showed that the desire to eat, the preoccupation have been credited with protecting humans from various diseases.
with food and thoughts regarding the amount of food that could be consumed richness that makes them the perfect ingredient in many preparations.
• Research at Rutgers University shows that Dried Figs contain Omega-3 and
were lower when participants included a Dried Plum pre-lunch snack; and the
Omega-6 essential fatty acids and other phytosterols credited with decreasing
feeling of satiety was higher.
natural cholesterol synthesis in the body and lowering overall cholesterol
• Dried Plums contain no sucrose, a fermentable sugar that contributes to dental
caries. A non-fermentable sugar alcohol, sorbitol, and fructose contribute to
Dried Plum’s low glycemic index.
more about California DrieD Plums at more about California Dates at more about California DrieD figs at
www.californiadriedplums.org. www.datesaregreat.com. www.californiafigs.org
President What a year it has been! Like life in general, our association has had its share of chal-
Patrick Maddox 559-867-4457 lenges this past year. We’ve had three different office managers, included Jerseys into our
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org state show and contracted with the Holstein World to publish our annual magazine. All
this, while the dairy industry is still feeling the effects of a year of low milk prices and a heat
wave last summer that was devastating.
Jamie Bledsoe 559-867-3545
Our association took it all in stride and as usual, we have plenty to be proud of. Our
Secretary/Treasurer junior association always amazes me with their enthusiasm, assertiveness and courage to
Jared Fernandes 559-685-9120 do so many things so well. The California Juniors had their best year ever at the national
E-mail: FERNOAK@wcoastmail.com convention placing strongly in the Dairy Bowl and the Dairy Jeopardy contests of 2006.
They are now entering the Speech contest as well and look to have very competitive
Central Valley Director
teams for 2007. California was also well represented at Madison with excellent results in
Tony Borba Jr. 209-838-7018
both the show ring and the All-American contests.
At the recently completed California Holstein Show, I heard many comments that it was
Frankie Coderniz 209-392-6735 one of the strongest state shows ever. Many of the classes were filled with great cows, ten
E-mail:email@example.com to fifteen cows deep. The competitiveness was evident with the awards spread across
many of the breeders. The one thing you can always count on in our association is the fun
and fellowship between the members. It was never more evident than at our annual con-
Ron Kuber 559-779-5961
vention in Monterey. Great times with great friends at a beautiful setting at a well planned
event are hard to beat. Fun can also be found during the evenings at the state show. Go-
ing from string to string, listening to a mix of jokes, stories, news and gossip is priceless.
Redwood Empire Director
Lucas Deniz 707-484-3798
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org I would like to sincerely thank Carol Garrett for her years of service as our office man-
ager. She stayed efficient through it all while always being light hearted and enjoyable. I
South San Joaquin Director
would like to thank Tara Davis, who went from dedicated board member, to a caring office
Matthew Evangelo 559-816-4224
manager, to an actively involved member, each time making my job easier. I would also
like to thank Janet De Mello for all of her years of service as editor of this annual, she truly
set the highest of standards for this publication. The association is indebted to Kirsten Are-
Bill Genasci 209-545-0685 ias for her continued dedication to the junior association. Also deserving a big thank you is
E-mail: email@example.com the Merced Club for hosting a very memorable convention, the state board and commit-
tees for their time and dedication, and all the members that helped make the state show a
Northern California Director
great success. Lastly, I would like to welcome Kate Chapman to our association as our new
Fredrick Plocher 530-661-0268
office manager. I look forward to working with her throughout my term as President.
Northern CA At–Large Director
Let’s keep up the good work and as always let’s keep it fun while we’re at it.
Ray Quaresma 209-825-7774
Southern CA At–Large Director President
Ryan Matheron 209-634-7523
Ca l i fo r n i a H o l s te i n N ews An n u a l 2 0 0 7
4 c a h o l s te i n . c o m
Markwell Durham Raven
Very Good-86 @ 2 yrs
1-11 2x 365 33,661 3.8 1280 3.2 1073
1st Jr Two-Year-Old, Western National
Photos By Frank Robinson
Spring Show 2006
Rhoda and Rhonda carried the
Raven banner in the 2007
Look for more daughters from
Durham Raven to hit the
ground in 2008 – sired by
Goldwyn, Talent, Roy,
Mr Burns, Dundee, Pronto
Sept Storm Rhoda-ET RC
1st Winter Yearling & HM Junior Champion, Western National Spring Show 2007 Raven’s Dam:
8th Winter Yearling at Int’l Holstein Show
Markwell Rudolph Rhoda
Fresh and looks good!
3-11 2x 365 33,890 4.0 1345 3.1 1050
Left - Pappys Sept Storm Rhonda-ET RC
2nd Winter Yearling, Western National Spring Show 2007
Raven’s 2nd Dam:
Owned by Triple Crown Genetics
Markwell BStar E Raven
Excellent-95 3E GMD
Both Rhoda and Rhonda were members of our winning Junior Best Three Females at the 2007
Life: 154,520 4.1 6389 3.6 5506
Western National Spring Show and were our Nominated All-American Produce of Dam group!
Next two dams EX GMD
APPYS 1630 W. Farr West Drive • Ogden, UT 84404
FARM Harry 801.782.9383 • Jim 801.782.9631
Ted 801.782.4150 • Alex 801.782.5556
Premier Breeder Western Spring National 2006, 2007