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USDA Raises its Projection for

2017 Class III Price 

By Lee Mielke

 

 Lee Mielke is a veteran dairy journalist and broadcaster,

currently carried in a dozen Ag newspapers nationally.  This

column is prepared especially for the readers of DairyBusiness.

Based in Lynden, Wash., he can be reached by email

at lkmielke@juno.com or by phone 360.201.4033 

 

The Agriculture Department raised its 2016 milk production forecast from a month ago due to a slightly…

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THE HOLIDAY HARVEST SALE RESULTS

By HAYLEIGH BERI (Blodgett Communications intern)

The Holiday Harvest Sale was held Thursday, December 22, in East Lansing, Michigan. The sun was shining as a crowd gathered inside the Michigan State Livestock Pavilion, while others watched online from the comfort of their homes.

HIGH SELLER’S 

LOT 1: VIEW-HOME MRDIAN IOWA (VG-86)
GTPI +2576 (DAUGHTERS UP TO +2886 GTPI)
SOLD…

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Nine active dairy cattle judges who placed animals in shows across the country gathered to select the All-American nominations for Holsteins and Jerseys at meetings held Nov. 30 in Indianapolis, Ind.

For open Holsteins in the 92nd contest the committee was composed of Jamie Black of New York; Justin Burdette, Pennsylvania; and Eric Topp, Ohio. In the Jersey division, the 11th annual contest, it was Michael Heath, Maryland; Chad Ryan, Wisconsin; and Phillip Topp, Ohio comprising the committee. These two groups carefully selected the six top animals in each of the 19 classes which will be presented in the initial issue of HolsteinWorld Exclusive arriving in mailboxes in mid-January.

These nominations will then be presented to larger groups of Holstein and Jersey judges who will make the final selections of the All-American, Reserve and Honorable Mention winners. Their work will be featured in the issue arriving in mailboxes in…

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