Feb 2015 Milk Prices Class I: 16.24 Class II: 14.48 Class III: 15.46 Class IV: 13.82 Calif 4a: 13.46 Calif 4b: 13.78 Mar 4, 2015 CME Spot Prices Butter Grade AA Settled/lb: 1.7500 Change: Unchanged             Block Cheese Settled/lb: 1.5500 Change: 0.5000             Barrel Cheese Settled/lb: 1.4925 Change: Unchanged             NFDM Grade A Settled/lb: 1.1000 Change: -2.5000             Butter Grade AA Settled/lb: 1.7500 Change: -3.0000            

Today's Show


Trade Promotion Authority a Must

NMPF and USDEC are urging Congress to move forward with new Trade Promotion Authority. National Milk's Chris Galen gave us an update on today's DairyLine Radio program. 

Dairy Forum Discusses Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare was at the top of everyone's mind at IDFA's Annual Dairy Forum. IDFA's Peggy Armstrong gave us a recap on today's DairyLine. 

Choosing The Best Precision Technology For You

Precision technology is becoming more popular and will be discussed at the upcoming Business Conference presented by PDPW. University of Kentucky's Amanda Stone will be there and gave DairyLine listeners some tips on the best way to invest in the right precision technology. 

Agritourism: Farmer to Farmer

Farmer to farmer agritourism has gained in popularity. Richard Buck of AgriTours Canada has seen first hand the effect it can have on farmers throughout the world. He joined us on today's DairyLine to discuss.

New Line of Trace Minerals - GemStone

Joining us today on DairyLine Radio is Wendell Knehans, Director of Marketing and Nutritional Specialty Products for Phibro’s animal nutrition businesses, to discuss a new line of organic trace minerals, called GemStone.

Wendell Knehans: We’re very excited t

Update on Margin Protection Program

This week's Feed Facts segment, Dr. Mike Hutjens tells us what he knows regarding the enrollment of the recent Margin Protection Program.

NMPF: 2015 Price Dip May Not Be As Severe As Expected

The February issue of the NMPF-DMI Dairy Market Report cites conflicting signals from domestic and international markets but says some signs indicate the 2015 price dip may not as severe as expected a few months ago. Indications from CME futures markets are that farm milk prices will hit the year

Diverse Line-Up at PDPW Business Conference

A diverse line-up of dairy and business experts in the fields of economics, technology, herd health, nutrition and management will lead interactive sessions at the 2015 PDPW Business Conference, March 18-19 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. PDPW's Program Manager Kathy Muth g

Dairyline Contributors

Feed Facts
Mike Hutjens, Univ. of Illinois
National Milk Report
Chris Galen, NMPF
Market Analysis
Dave Kurzawski, FC Stone
Processors' Perspective
Peggy Armstrong, IDFA
Dairy Export Update
Alan Levitt, USDEC
Strategy & Discipline
Scott Stewart, Stewart-Peterson, Inc.
Your Bottom Line
Shelly Mayer, PDPW
Market Analysis
Bill Brooks, FC Stone
We Care For Calves
Tom Earleywine
Dairy Outlook
James Dunn, Penn St.
Silage Solutions
Keith Bolsen, SiloStop