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 21, 2014 CME Spot Prices Butter Grade AA Settled/lb: 2.0325 Change: 1.7500 Block Cheese Settled/lb: 2.3250 Change: Unchanged Barrel Cheese Settled/lb: 2.0350 Change: -7.2500 NFDM Grade A Settled/lb: 1.3100 Change: -1.0000 Butter Grade AA Settled/lb: 2.0150 Change: 1.5000
Daily News
October 21
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 […]
WASDE: 2014 & 2015 Milk Output Estimate
October 10, 2014 –  USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, released October 10, reduced the milk production forecast for 2014 from last month on slower growth in milk per cow. However, for 2015, the production forecast was raised as growth in output per cow is expected higher with relatively lower-priced feed. • […]
California November Class 1 Plunges $1.76
October 10, 2014 — The California Department of Food and Agriculture announced the state’s November Class 1 milk prices this morning at $24.33 per hundredweight for the north and $24.60 for the south. Both are down $1.75 from last month’s record high but are $2.59 above November 2013. The 10-month average now stands at $24.86 for […]
Today's Show
Bill Baker
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 […]
Learning the Forage Alphabet
October 17, 2014 — Forages are the key to dairy rations because they are the backbone of the program. Forages dictate a lot of the nutrient intake and quality of the ration. Also it is usually locally produced on the farm as it’s very challenging to transport the wet silages. This week we discuss the […]