Greenhouse Gas Research

The latest research relating to greenhouse gas emissions is our topic with Dr. Mike Hutjens:

Benchmark Milk Price Down 88 Cents

The Agriculture Department announced the June Federal order Class III milk price at $24.33 per hundredweight, down 88 cents from May but $7.12 above June 2021. That put the 2022 Class III average at $22.95, up from $16.96 at this time a year ago, $16.09 in 2020, and...

Monthly Milk Production Down…Again

May milk production was down again. Lee Mielke discusses with analyst Matt Gould:

Feed Forum Friday

Dr. Mike Hutjens joins us for another installment of Feed Forum Friday:

Dairy Industry Eyes Rising Interest Rate

The Fed put a patch on the gaping hole called inflation, by way of a 75 basis point interest rate hike. StoneX dairy broker Dave Kurzawski talks with Lee Mielke about what that means for the dairy industry:

Dairy Month History Lesson

Dr. Mike Hutjens tells us why we celebrate June Dairy Month every year and some interesting facts and figures regarding the state of the dairy industry today:

The Importance of June Dairy Month

For years, the dairy industry has celebrated June Dairy Month, and this year is no exception. Deborah Mills, a Minnesota dairy producer and member of the National Dairy Producers Organization joins us on this month's NDPO Producer Spotlight:

Dairy Export Update

We got a look at April U.S. dairy exports this week. HighGround Dairy's Lucas Fuess talks with Lee Mielke about the numbers:

World Dairy Expo Tix Available Online

The countdown for the 55th World Dairy Expo is on as there are only four months left until the global dairy industry meets once again in Madison, Wisconsin. In addition to a new schedule, October 2 through 7, Expo is introducing the ability to purchase digital...

Getting The Ration Right

Dr. Mike Hutjens recaps a Canadian research study that shows four different models and what were the milk protein yields in dairy cows:

WDE Announces Virtual Farm Tours

World Dairy Expo Virtual Farm Tours have brought some of the best dairy operations from near and far to Madison for over 20 years. The four dairies to be featured during WDE 2022 continue that tradition while showcasing environmental stewardship, quality genetics, technology advancements, community involvement and more. During Expo’s Virtual Farm Tours, dairy owners and managers share a visual presentation with time for questions and an open discussion afterward. Tours are presented daily in Mendota Room 1 of the Exhibition Hall at 10:00 a.m.

The 2022 World Dairy Expo Virtual Farm Tour schedule can be enjoyed in person at WDE or online through ExpoTV at

Tuesday, October 4

Hosted by: Walnutdale Farms, Wayland, Mich.

Sponsored by: Allflex Livestock Intelligence

Walnutdale Farms has a rich history of farm tours for local and international communities. After a fire destroyed their milking parlor in 2010, Walnutdale Farms built back with a 50-stall rotary parlor.  The farm raises all of its own replacement heifers and has programs that focus on environmental preservation.

Wednesday, October 5

Hosted by: Homestead Dairy, LLC., Plymouth, Ind.

Sponsored by: Quality Liquid Feeds, Inc.

A fourth-generation farm, the Houin family manages Homestead Dairy, LLC with the future in mind. The family operates three farm sites featuring a double-25 parallel parlor, a double-12 parallel parlor and a barn with 36 Lely robots. In the past decade, Homestead Dairy, LLC has installed a methane digester, a manure dryer system for bedding, and new calf facilities.

Thursday, October 6

Hosted by: Bateman’s Mosida Farms, Elberta, Utah

Sponsored by: Balchem Corp.

Honored with a US Dairy Sustainability Award in the category of Outstanding Dairy Farm in 2016, it’s evident that the Bateman family is committed to sustainable practices for their family and the community. A solar farm, robotic dairy research facility, and a vertical forage-growing system are just a handful of the technologies implemented at Bateman’s Mosida Farms.

Friday, October 7

Hosted by: Skråmered, Våxtorp, Sweden

Sponsored by: ProCROSS

Skråmered is regarded as one of the most exemplary dairy businesses in Sweden and was awarded Sweden’s Dairy Business of the Year Award in 2021 along with being a top-three production herd in 2020. Featuring ProCROSS genetics – VikingRed, Montbéliarde and Holstein – a primary objective of the farm is to adapt their genetics and management of cattle around the facilities they have compared to constantly building new facilities.

Serving as the meeting place of the global dairy industry, World Dairy Expo brings together the latest in dairy innovation and the best cattle in North America. The dairy industry will return to Madison, Wisconsin for the 55th event, October 2 – 7, 2022, when the world’s largest dairy-focused trade show, dairy and forage seminars, a world-class dairy cattle show and more will be on display. Download the World Dairy Expo mobile event app, visit or follow WDE on FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn, or YouTube for more information. 



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