Jul 2014 Milk Prices Class I: 23.02 Class II: 24.41 Class III: 21.60 Class IV: 23.78 Calif 4a: 23.58 Calif 4b: 18.69 Aug 22, 2014 CME Spot Prices Butter Grade AA Settled/lb: 2.8225 Change: 6.2500 Block Cheese Settled/lb: 2.2625 Change: 1.2500 Barrel Cheese Settled/lb: 2.2600 Change: 0.2500 NFDM Grade A Settled/lb: 1.3000 Change: -3.0000 Butter Grade AA Settled/lb: 2.7600 Change: 6.0000
Daily News
August 22
The Sky is NOT Falling……Yet
August 22, 2014 – The sky is not falling, yet. That’s the takeaway from my discussion in Friday’s DairyLine with Jerry Dryer, editor of the Dairy and Food Market Analyst. I asked if “Chicken little” was right. He admitted that U.S. dairy cows certainly did make a lot more milk in July due to ideal weather and an […]
Minnesota Crowns 61st Princess Kay of the Milky Way
August 20, 2014 – Jeni Haler, a 19-year-old college student from Norwood Young America, Minn., representing Carver County, was crowned the 61st Princess Kay of the Milky Way in an evening ceremony at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, August 20. Haler will serve as the official goodwill ambassador for more than 3,600 Minnesota dairy farm families. Jeni […]
Grab Opportunity, Prepare For Uncertainty
August 20, 2014 – Today on DairyLine we head to the corner of Strategy & Discipline and visit with Scott Stewart, CEO of Stewart-Peterson, Inc. He tells us the good news for dairy producers, and it’s not all about the milk price. Cattle and Feed prices are also looking good for producers. Stewart explains how to […]
July Milk Production Jumps 4%
August 19, 2014 — The Agriculture Department’s preliminary data issued this afternoon in its latest Milk Production report, shows July milk output in the top 23 producing states at 16.39 billion pounds, up 4 percent from July 2013. The 50-state total, at 17.45 billion pounds, was up 3.9 percent from a year ago. Sequestered 2013 […]
CME Butter Continues to Rise
August 19, 2014 — International butter prices have topped out and are starting to work their way lower, but when is that going to take place here in the U.S.? CME spot butter slipped a bit Monday but gained 2 1/2-cents Tuesday to rise to $2.66 per pound “It’s just a matter of time, unless […]
Chicago Prices Defy World Market Levels
August 15, 2014 — We’ll Have a $2 Cheese Market at Least Through the End of August. Incredible cash prices are being seen in Chicago and continue to defy world market levels, with block cheese up 6 cents Thursday to the highest level since April 28, and barrels up 3 1/2-cents. Butter came back to life […]
Today's Show
Bill Baker
Keeping Inoculants Top of Mind
August 22, 2014 — Silage inoculants optimize your fermentation profile. Dr. Mike Hutjens from the University of Illinois joins us this week to share more insight on the use of inoculants.  
3x Per Day Calf Feeding
August 21, 2014 — Feeding dairy calves more than twice a day makes a lot of sense, and is becoming more popular. Dr. Tom Earleywine of Land O’ Lakes Animal Milk Products, joins us for another installment of “We Care For Calves.” He says a great way to care for your calves is to feed […]
Pay Back Your Cow & Yourself
August 20, 2014 — We’ve seen some profitable margins for dairy producers lately. Gary Sipiorski from Vita Plus joined us on today’s PDPW “Your Bottom Line” segment to share some advice for those producers who may have a little extra cash in their pocket.