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Mar 2015 Milk Prices Class I: 15.56 Class II: 14.50 Class III: 15.56 Class IV: 13.80 Calif 4a: 13.42 Calif 4b: 13.97 Apr 20, 2015 CME Spot Prices Butter Grade AA Settled/lb: 1.8300 Change: 2.2500             Block Cheese Settled/lb: 1.5750 Change: Unchanged             Barrel Cheese Settled/lb: 1.6250 Change: Unchanged             NFDM Grade A Settled/lb: 0.9250 Change: Unchanged             Butter Grade AA Settled/lb: 1.8075 Change: 3.5000            

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Judge Enjoys Seeing Great Work From Dairy Challenge Students

More than 285 students participated in the Dairy Challenge held in Liverpool, NY. One of the judges was Christie Underwood, a calf and heifer specialist with Purina Animal Nutrition. We had a chance to visit with her on today's DairyLine.

Dairy Council of Calif Initiates Advocacy Strategy

Dairy Council of California initiated a dairy advocacy strategy to ignite a passion for milk and milk products through new ways of engagement, innovative programs, and an adoption of technology. CEO Tammy Anderson-Wise joined us on today's Dairyline to discuss.

California Continues to Discuss Federal Milk Marketing Order

Compare oranges to oranges, not apples to oranges. That's the basic message from the Dairy Institute of California’s (DIC) Executive Director, Rachel Kaldor, in her Friday DairyLine interview with DairyBusiness Update’s Lee Mielke, concerning their proposal

Building Your Milk Check

Profit margins in the dairy industry are pretty tight right now because of the drop in milk prices. Dr. Mike Hutjens from the University of Illinois has some tips on building the milk check in this week's Feed Facts segment heard on DairyLine.

Items Often Overlooked With Automated Calf Feeders

Dr. Tom Earleywine of Land O' Lakes Animal Milk Products joins us again this month to share four critical things that are often overlooked when implementing automated calf feeders.

Learning More About Transition Cows

Dr. Phil Cardoso, University of Illinois, joined us on Wednesday's DairyLine to share how transition cows should be fed, plus how results should be measured and managed. This is part 1 of our interview.

Be Aware Of This Price Pattern
History reveals useful patterns around the Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks reports. We asked Scott Stewart, CEO of Stewart-Peterson Inc., how dairy producers should analyze and react to these reports.
Fly Season Upon Us

Warm weather is upon us and that means it's time to implement an effective pest control program. Phil Jaquith from Central Life Sciences joined us on today's DairyLine to discuss fly control.