This week in DairyProfit Weekly: Nov. 5, 2012
This week in DairyProfit Weekly:
1) Not magic: The hard work of promotion – whether it was the 2012 Farm Bill or dairy products – was the dominant theme at the 16th annual meeting of U.S. dairy cooperative and promotion organizations. The meeting brought dairy leaders to the gates of the kingdom of promotion, the Disney empire.
2) Midwest merger: The board of directors for Family Dairies USA, Manitowoc Milk Producers Cooperative and Milwaukee Cooperative Milk Producers unanimously voted to recommend a unified merger for their membership. Combined, they could create the largest Midwest dairy marketing cooperative.
3) DPW Trends/Numbers: October prices for manufacturing classes of milk are up in federal and California orders. The October milk-feed price ratio improved a little, but cull and replacement cow prices dipped. September’s milk cost of production rose, pushed higher by feed costs.
4) DPW Industry: September dairy product production numbers are in; Northeast yogurt plants plan expansions.
5) DPW Washington: With the election set for next Tuesday, Nov. 6, DPW Washington concedes space for dairy promotion topics from the NMPF/NDB/UDIA annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. Partnerships, consumer trust are emphasized.
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Dave Natzke, Editor
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