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 24, 2014 CME Spot Prices Butter Grade AA Settled/lb: 1.8100 Change: -9.0000 Block Cheese Settled/lb: 2.1400 Change: -1.7500 Barrel Cheese Settled/lb: 1.9225 Change: -6.7500 NFDM Grade A Settled/lb: 1.2450 Change: -4.7500 Butter Grade AA Settled/lb: 1.9000 Change: -9.0000
Daily News
October 25
The Hourglass is Just About Out of Sand
October 24, 2014 — While dairy traders anticipated yesterday afternoon’s Livestock Slaughter report, they had to weigh whether Monday’s bearish September Milk Production report was overshadowed by Wednesday’s somewhat bullish Cold Storage report. They made their decision loud and clear yesterday morning as one trade plunged the blocks down 21.25¢, to $2.1575/lb. and the barrels […]
Dairy Producers Receive High Marks in Latest Animal Care Assessment
October 23, 2014 — Dairy farmers across the U.S. continue to care of their animals under the highest standards possible, according to a report released by the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF). “We have a national program in place to demonstrate the commitment that dairy farmers have for their herds,” NMPF’s Chris Galen said on […]
Dairy Markets Tumble: Cash Cheese Drops Over 21 Cents Thursday
October 23, 2014 — The hourglass is out of sand for the “demand” season, according to dairy analyst Matt Gould. One trade saw cash block cheese plunge 21.25 cents Thursday to $2.1575. The Barrels lost another 8 cents to $1.99 on one lone offer. Cheese wasn’t the only price to drop. The spot butter market […]
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, […]
Today's Show
Bill Baker
Consider Snaplage as an Alternative Feed Source
October 24, 2014 — Today’s Feed Facts looks at Snaplage as an alternative feed source for dairy producers. Dr. Mike Hutjens tells us more about how new technology is making this type of feed more popular.  
U.S. Calf Expert Helps Lebanese Producers
October 23, 2014 — During a recent trip to Lebanon, Purina Animal Health Calf & Heifer Specialist Gary Geisler visited dairies to offer his expertise in improving calf health. The visit was part of a program sponsored by U.S. Aid for International Development, called Farmer-to-Farmer. He gave us the highlights of the trip on Thursday’s DairyLine:
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: