Jun 2015 Milk Prices Class I: 16.14 Class II: 14.77 Class III: 16.72 Class IV: 13.90 Calif 4a: 13.65 Calif 4b: 15.55 Jul 31, 2015 CME Spot Prices Butter Grade AA Settled/lb: 1.9900 Change: 4.0000             Block Cheese Settled/lb: 1.7475 Change: 0.2500             Barrel Cheese Settled/lb: 1.6975 Change: -1.2500             NFDM Grade A Settled/lb: 0.7000 Change: 0.2500             Butter Grade AA Settled/lb: 1.9500 Change: 4.2500            

Today's Show


Nutritionists Increasingly Using NDF

Dairy nutritionists are increasingly using NDF, or nuetrual detergent fiber. Dr. Mike Hutjens, University of Illinois dairy specialists tells us more in this week's Feed Facts segment heard on DairyLine Radio.

Cheese Prices are Jumping!

What a week for cheese and butter prices at the CME. Matt Gould with the Dairy & Food Market Analyst joined us on today's Dairyline to discuss.

Congress Will Have Unfinished Business After Recess

Congress will have to deal with some unfinished business after the recess. Chris Galen of the National Milk Producers Federation joined us on today's DairyLine to discuss.

The Silage Man Had a Busy July

Keith Bolsen, Professor Emeritus at Kansas State,  just returned from a 17 day road trip where he participated in the International Silage Conference in Brazil, and the JAM ADSA-ASAS in Orlando, FL. He joined us on today's DairyLine from the comfort of his own home.

Margin Protection: MPP or LGM?

While enrollment is underway for the annual Margin Protection Program (MPP), USDA's Risk Management Agency has also allocated an additional $1 million to the federal Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy (LGM-Dairy). We talked about it with Brian Gould, Professor at the Dept. of Ag and Applie

Manage Your People So They Will Stay

The past rules used in managing employees no longer work with the generations represented in today's workplace. Trevina Broussard with Humetrics joined us on today's DairyLine with tips on managing and working with the multi-generational workforce.

Calif. Class 4b Closer Aligned with Federal Order Class III

Secretary Karen Ross and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) took a significant bite into the California Class 4b price, albeit on a temporary basis. Milk Producers Council's Rob Vandenheuvel joined us on Friday's DairyLine to discuss.


Small Grain Forages on Dairy Farms

This week's Feed Facts, Dr. Mike Hutjens discusses small grain forages on dairy farms.