Sep 2014 Milk Prices Class I: 23.63 Class II: 26.11 Class III: 24.60 Class IV: 22.58 Calif 4a: 22.72 Calif 4b: 22.39 Oct 22, 2014 CME Spot Prices Butter Grade AA Settled/lb: 1.9900 Change: -4.2500 Block Cheese Settled/lb: 2.3700 Change: 4.2500 Barrel Cheese Settled/lb: 2.0700 Change: 3.5000 NFDM Grade A Settled/lb: 1.3100 Change: Unchanged Butter Grade AA Settled/lb: 2.0325 Change: 1.7500
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October 22
November FO Class I Slips 13 Cents
October 22, 2014 — The Agriculture Department announced the November Federal order Class I base milk price this afternoon at $24.06 per hundredweight (cwt.), down 13 cents from October but $3.86 above November 2013, and equates to about $2.07 per gallon. That put the 2014 average at $23.35 per cwt., up from $18.70 at this […]
Producers Should Remain Profitable in 2015 Despite Lower Milk Prices
October 22, 2104 — No real surprise in the 4.1% jump in milk production for September, given where we were at last year regarding milk per cow. That’s according to FC Stone dairy economist Bill Brooks, who joined us on today’s DairyLine Radio program to discuss. “I was looking for 3.6% but knew it could […]
Building Leaders for the Future
October 20, 2014 — We’ve reported in the past on the dairy industry’s involvement with the National Football League to get kids on track with eating right and getting exercise, but the Fuel Up to Play 60 program goes beyond that. That’s according to Arkansas dairy producer and Dairy Management Inc. board member Ryan Anglin, […]
September Milk Production Up 4.1%
October 20, 2014 — U.S. dairy farmers got the message. The record high milk prices and low feed costs, pardon the pun, signaled them to “milk ‘em for all their worth.” They added cows and got more out of every one. The Agriculture Department’s preliminary data issued this afternoon in its Milk Production report shows […]
Global Dairy Trade Auction up 1.4%
October 16, 2014 — The latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction saw the weighted average for all products inch up 1.4%, after dropping 7.3% in the October 1 event. This is the first uptick since the short-lived gain on June 17. The price index has pretty much seen declines since reaching its high on February 4. […]
Benefits of Shortening the Dry Period
October 13, 2104 — Joining us on DairyLine today is Ken Zanzalari, Ph.D., who serves as Animate Product Manager for Prince Agri Products, here to discuss a recent trend on dairy farms to have a shorter, single-group dry cow feeding program instead of the traditional two-group cow program.  Listen here: Here’s a transcript of today’s […]
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Bill Baker
Managers Academy Puts You in the Drivers Seat
October 22, 2014 — Every year, the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin sponsor the Managers Academy for Dairy Professionals. Executive education developed for dairy owners and managers, industry directors, processors, marketers and distributors.  The next one is scheduled for January 13-15, 2015 in Charlotte, N.C. PDPW’s Kathy Muth gave us a preview on today’s DairyLine Radio:
Dairy Girl Network Keeps Growing
October 21, 2014 — Women representing all aspects of the dairy industry now have an opportunity to join the Dairy Girl Network. Expressing values to connect, inspire and achieve, the intent of the Dairy Girl Network committee is to develop appealing and applicable programming for both women operators of dairy farms and those involved within […]
DCHA Helps in Moving Your Herd Forward
October 20, 2014 — Founded in 1996, the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association continues to grow and evolve to meet the growing needs of the dairy industry, with a dedicated focus on dairy calves and heifers that shape our industry. DCHA is the only national organization focused on all producers and managers raising dairy calves […]