United Dairymen of Arizona News

United Dairymen of Arizona

United Dairymen of Arizona News

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...

Fun Facts About Cows

By Roxy Helman - July 15, 2019

Everyone knows that cows give us milk which makes all our favorite foods, like cheese, yogurt, ice cream etc. but did you know some of these fun facts about cows...

All About Arizona Corn Harvest

By Roxy Helman - July 10, 2019

July in Arizona means corn harvest for our dairy farmers. Long days are spent harvesting hundreds of acres to prepare feed for the future.

Celebrate ice cream days the right way!

By UDA - July 02, 2019

Suggested visual: five visuals of each national day   Big news here! Not only is it NATIONAL ICE CREAM MONTH, but there are NATIONAL DAYS in July that celebrate ice cream too! With so many reasons to get the latest scoop this month, it’s no wonder that when “you scream, I scream,” we ALL end up...

The Scoop on Ice Cream Shops Around the Valley

By UDA - July 01, 2019

Arizona sure makes it easy to celebrate National Ice Cream Month. Of course, there is round-the-clock sunshine and 100+ degree temps that regularly leave us craving this ice cold, tasty treat. But what also makes Phoenix a great place for ice cream fanatics is the awesome array of ice cream shops...

Employee Spotlight- Luis Mateo

By Roxy Helman - June 28, 2019

Years worked at UDA: Three years in August.

72 degrees in the shade

By UDA - June 20, 2019

"Cows who are in great health, make great milk." -Casey Dugan, Desperado Dairy Cow care is truly top of mind in everything our member dairy farmers do. From working closely with veterinarians and nutritionists on cow health and diets, to maintaining a clean and efficient farm operation, this is a...

Employee Spotlight- Mike Benton

By Roxy Helman - June 13, 2019

Years worked at UDA: 18 years Tell us a little about yourself: Mike grew up in Minnesota on his family's farm, and helped with all the chores including milking cows. He enlisted in the Marines when he was 18 and did 2 tours in Vietnam. While in Vietnam he was in charge of maintenance. In 1967, he...