Feb 2015 Milk Prices Class I: 16.24 Class II: 14.48 Class III: 15.46 Class IV: 13.82 Calif 4a: 13.46 Calif 4b: 13.78 Mar 27, 2015 CME Spot Prices Butter Grade AA Settled/lb: 1.7525 Change: 5.2500             Block Cheese Settled/lb: 1.5400 Change: 0.7500             Barrel Cheese Settled/lb: 1.5450 Change: 2.5000             NFDM Grade A Settled/lb: 0.9750 Change: Unchanged             Butter Grade AA Settled/lb: 1.7000 Change: 1.5000            

Today's Show


The Importance of Feeding Iodine

Iodine is an important trace mineral for cows and calves. Dr. Mike Hutjens, dairy extenion specialist at the University of Illinois tells us more in this week's Feed Facts segment heard on DairyLine Radio. 

When Will U.S. Dairy Exports Be Great Again?

When will U.S. dairy exports see the strength of our recent past? We asked FC Stone's Dave Kurzawski on Friday's DairyLine. 

Cows Need an Adequate Water Supply

Dr. Mike Socha from Zinpro joins us for part 2 of a 3 part radio series discussing the importance of providing quality water to your cows.

Vermont Dairy Farmer Shares Biotechnology’s Benefits to Consumers

The added costs imposed by mandatory labeling for genetically-modified organisms could increase the price of food to consumers while driving smaller farms out of business, according to Vermont dairy farmer Joanna Lidback, who spoke at a congressional hearing. Chris Galen of the Nat

Milking More Cows Isn't the Answer

Pete De Haan is an Oregon dairy producer and NDPO board member. He joined us on today's DairyLine to share his insight on what it takes to run a successful dairy operation.

The Importance of Measuring Calf Starter

Even the best calf starter can't support optimal growth and performance if calves are not being fed enough. Purina Animal Nutrition Calf & Heifer Specialist Jason Leonard has more tips in this installment of Purina HerdSmart Radio.

Approach to Managing Dry Cows Changing

The traditional approach for managing dry cow programs is changing, according to Dr. Glenn Holub, Dairy Technology Manager for Phibro Animal Health Corporation.  

Dr. Holub: That’s right. Most dairy operations have traditionally followed a 60-day dry cow prog

Hutjens: New Research on B Vitamins

This Week's "Feed Facts" segment, Dr. Mike Hutjens, Univ. of Illinois dairy extension specialist, looks at new research regarding B Vitamins for dairy cows.

Dairyline Contributors

Feed Facts
Mike Hutjens, Univ. of Illinois
National Milk Report
Chris Galen, NMPF
Market Analysis
Dave Kurzawski, FC Stone
Processors' Perspective
Peggy Armstrong, IDFA
Dairy Export Update
Alan Levitt, USDEC
Strategy & Discipline
Scott Stewart, Stewart-Peterson, Inc.
Your Bottom Line
Shelly Mayer, PDPW
Market Analysis
Bill Brooks, FC Stone
We Care For Calves
Tom Earleywine
Dairy Outlook
James Dunn, Penn St.
Silage Solutions
Keith Bolsen, SiloStop