United Dairymen of Arizona News

United Dairymen of Arizona

United Dairymen of Arizona News

From Brew To Moo!

By Roxy Helman - February 15, 2020

Ever wonder what happens to the shell (hull) from that bag of almonds you bought to snack on, or the beets after being broken down to make a bag of sugar for baking? The process of making the food we enjoy can lead to by-products that, although full of nutrients are inedible to humans, so are...

2018 Sustainability Report

By UDA - February 13, 2020

We are proud to share our 2018 Cooperative Sustainability Report. 2018 was a year of change and growth for our co-op. Our board of directors made decisions that took us out of our comfort zone but were in the best interest of the future. Decisions that ensured the safest and highest-quality dairy...

Employee Spotlight: Roberto Miranda

By UDA - February 13, 2020

Tell us a little about yourself: I was born and raised in Mexico. When I was 17, my father brought me to the USA. I was hired by Kurtis on February 14, 2000. That same year I also got my citizenship. My wife and I have been married for 29 years, we have a son and daughter and 3 grandchildren. They...

Continuous Improvement in Animal Care

By Roxy Helman - February 13, 2020

As part of their continuous improvement efforts, UDA member, Stotz Dairy participated in a Low Energy Animal Handling (LEAH) training offered through Elanco Animal Health.

Curd is the Word!

By UDA - October 15, 2019

National Cheese Curd Day is October 15 Crazy for curds? Lucky for us, UDA makes it easy to enjoy cheese curds throughout the year! Milk n More opened in 2003 and has been making cheese curds since 2009 and has proven to be a customer favorite and best-selling item.

UDA and FrieslandCampina Partner in Dairy Ingredients

By Roxy Helman - October 01, 2019

For Immediate Release                                                                                      10/01/19                  Contact: Roxy Helman Email: Rhelman@udaz.org United Dairymen of Arizona and Netherlands based Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. will start a joint venture for the...

Activity Monitors Help Keep Our Cows Healthy

By UDA - August 07, 2019

Tracking fitness is a trend that continues to rise, with about 14 million Fitbit devices being sold in 2018. The opportunity to track fitness goals, heart rate and sleep patterns is appealing to many people as part of efforts to monitor overall health, and now farmers are taking advantage of this...

Caring for Cows: Calf Edition, Part 2- Group Housing

By UDA - August 02, 2019

Before a heifer calf grows up to be a cow in the milking herd, she will be taken care of for two years either on-farm or on a calf ranch. These little ladies are fed a nutritious diet starting with colostrum to help build their immune systems. They then move on to milk and hay. 

Caring for Cows: Calf Edition- Part 1

By UDA - July 24, 2019

Calves are the future of any dairy, which is why providing  the very best care for them is top priority at every farm.

Cutting the Cheese for a Decade!

By Roxy Helman - July 21, 2019

On this day in 2009 our cheese plant made it's first batch of cheese! Since then, millions of pounds of fresh Arizona milk have created many types of delicious cheeses. Normally, cheese heads from Wisconsin only visit Arizona in the winter. We are glad they 'didn't melt' in the Arizona heat to...