Jun 2014 Milk Prices Class I: 22.86 Class II: 23.94 Class III: 21.36 Class IV: 23.13 Calif 4a: 23.19 Calif 4b: 19.07 Jul 30, 2014 CME Spot Prices Butter Grade AA Settled/lb: 2.4700 Change: -5.5000 Block Cheese Settled/lb: 1.9750 Change: -0.5000 Barrel Cheese Settled/lb: 1.9475 Change: Unchanged NFDM Grade A Settled/lb: 1.6750 Change: Unchanged Butter Grade AA Settled/lb: 2.5700 Change: -2.0000
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July 30
Entry Deadline For Forage Contest Nears
July 30, 2014 — The entry deadlines this year’s World Forage Analysis Superbowl is quickly approaching. The entry deadline for the standard and brown midrib corn silage is Thursday, August 14. The deadline for all other forage samples including dairy hay, haylage, bagelage, commercial hay and grass hay is Thursday, September 4. The official entry […]
Cattle Numbers Shrink But Heifers Being Retained
July 29, 2014 — The cattle herd is still shrinking but more heifers are being retained. Cattle supplies remain tight, but a possible expansion is on the horizon. That’s the gist of two cattle reports released by USDA Friday. The number of cattle in calves was 95 million head, the lowest number since the series […]
Idaho Update
July 28, 2014 — While margins continue to be favorable for dairy producers, many are working on being on a better equity position. That includes dairy producers in Idaho where margins remain strong compared to where they have been, according to Bob Naerebout, executive director of the Idaho Dairymen’s Assn. “A lot of dairymen have taken […]
Bullish or Bearish?
July 25, 2014 – Bullish or Bearish? That was the question posed that question to HighGround Trading dairy broker Eric Meyer in Friday’s DairyLine, questioning his analysis on last Friday’s June Milk Production report which he said, fed the bears and not the bulls, but his take on Tuesday’s Cold Storage report gave a slightly different […]
GMO’s: Farmers Are the Best Messengers
July 24, 2014 — As more states require labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients, Congress is being pressured to pass a law regulating the controversial technology found in much of the U.S. food supply. The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) continues to track the issue both from a policy and marketing standpoint after […]
Corn Price Premiums Fading
July 16, 2014 — That’s the message from Dr. Darrel Good of the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois, in his recent FarmDocDaily posting. Corn was the primary focus of the agricultural commodity complex beginning in the 2006-07 marketing year and continuing through the 2012-13 marketing year. Corn prices during […]
Today's Show
Bill Baker
Mindset Shifting With Drug Residues
July 30, 2014 — Dairy consultant Dr. David Rhoda joins us on today’s DairyLine to discuss the shifting mindset regarding drug residues.  
New Crop of Organic Leaders
Broomfield, Colo. (July 22, 2014) ­– Horizon Organic announced the four recipients of the 2014 Horizon Organic Producer Education (HOPE) Scholarships, an award that encourages young people to enter the field of organic agriculture. The students, each of whom will receive $2,500, are children or grandchildren of Horizon’s nearly 700 family farmers. Listen to this podcast featuring […]
Trending: Protein and Saturated Fats
July 28, 2014 — We keep hearing about the health benefits of a high protein diet. Dietician and nutritionist Maureen Bligh is with the Dairy Council of California She  joins us again this week to share the top nutrition trends that affect the dairy industry. She reports on the healthy benefits of protein and the latest news […]