More American Jobs Outsourced

happycowsThe LA Times reports

The California Milk Advisory Board may have shot itself in the hoof. The board, which promotes the state’s dairy farmers and is overseen by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, is again preparing to film commercials touting California milk from California cows — in New Zealand. In January, it plans to shoot part of its new series of 10 California “Happy Cows” TV commercials in Auckland, taking advantage of that country’s low production costs.

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2 Responses to “More American Jobs Outsourced”

  1. 1 Jennifer Giambroni November 17, 2009 at 2:18 am

    While a portion of the CMAB’s “Auditions” campaign showing UNhappy cows from throughout the world auditioning to come to California to get happy will be partially shot on a sound stage in New Zealand, none of the California Happy Cows or California location shot have ever or will ever be done anywhere but in California. In fact, more than 90% of the CMAB’s advertising production budget will be spent in California next year. The CMAB’s campaign is available at

    Jennifer Giambroni
    California Milk Advisory Board

  2. 2 Blog Bludger November 15, 2009 at 4:55 am

    That article hit almost all the right dairy related pun notes. The only thing missing was something to the effect of “What’s done is done, there’s no use crying over spilt milk.”

    Something in there about buttering the industry up might have fit in quite nicely though, although they did slip bread-and-butter in there.

    Moola was a nice touch though.

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