Aug 2014 Milk Prices Class I: 23.87 Class II: 15.92 Class III: 22.25 Class IV: 23.89 Calif 4a: 23.83 Calif 4b: 19.96 Sep 26, 2014 CME Spot Prices Butter Grade AA Settled/lb: 3.0500 Change: -1.0000 Block Cheese Settled/lb: 2.2800 Change: -6.0000 Barrel Cheese Settled/lb: 2.3000 Change: -19.0000 NFDM Grade A Settled/lb: 1.3950 Change: 0.2500 Butter Grade AA Settled/lb: 3.0600 Change: Unchanged
Daily News
October 1
Animal Care Discussed at Upcoming Food Dialogues
October 1, 2014 — As one of the newest affiliate members of the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, IDFA is pleased to host the 2015 inaugural presentation of The Food Dialogues® at the Dairy Forum, on January 28th, 2015. We are very excited about introducing our member companies to the Food Dialogues, which will be […]
Good Opportunity to Lock in Profit Margin
September 26, 2014 — Gloomy predictions are appearing of how dairy product prices will fall and pull milk prices down with them. I ask FC Stone dairy broker Dave Kurzawski in Friday’s DairyLine broadcast when he saw this happening and what producers can do to protect themselves. He started by saying “The market is under […]
NMPF Offers Margin Protection Slide Show
September 25, 2014 – The National Milk Producers Federation has posted a slide presentation on YouTube to help dairy farmers understand the new federal dairy safety net, known as the Margin Protection Program (MPP), as part of its ongoing effort to educate farmers about the new program. There are links to the narrated presentation on both […]
Dairy Cows Delaying “Retirement”
September 25, 2014 – Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.80 billion pounds in August, down 10 percent from the 4.20 billion pounds produced in August 2013, according to the Agriculture Department’s Livestock Slaughter report issued this afternoon. Beef production, at 2.02 billion pounds, was 10 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter […]
August Milk Production Under the Microscope
September 22, 2014 – Analyzing Friday afternoon’s August Milk Production report data more closely, California milk production was up 1.4 percent on a 30 pound gain per cow although cow numbers were off 2,000 head. Wisconsin was up 1.2 percent, thanks to a 25 gain per cow but cow numbers were down 2,000 as well. Idaho […]
August Milk Production Up 2.6%
September 19, 2014 — The Agriculture Department’s preliminary data issued this afternoon in its latest Milk Production report, shows August milk output in the top 23 producing states at 16.18 billion pounds, up 2.6 percent from August 2013. The 50-state total, at 17.22 billion pounds, was up 2.5 percent from a year ago. Revisions reduced […]
Today's Show
Bill Baker
Harvest Time Means Changes in Forage Quality
September 29, 2014 –Harvest time can mean changes in forage quality that can have a negative impact on cow health and productivity.  Joining us today on DairyLine Radio is Jamie Jarrett, a Dairy Technology Manager for Prince Agri Products.  Listen to the interview here: Bill Baker: Dr. Jarrett, what are the forage quality challenges that […]
Feed Prices Strong
September 26, 2014 — Feed prices remain strong for dairy producer as we head into the fourth quarter of 2014. Mike Hutjens, dairy extension specialist at the University of Illinois updates us in this week’s Feed Facts segment.  
Diagnosing BRD
September 24, 2014 — Dr. Theresa Ollivet from the University of Wisconsin joined us on today’s DairyLine to discuss bovine respiratory disease and ways to combat it.