Three Areas To Focus On Lameness

Nearly a quarter of our world's cattle are lame, but there are steps dairy producers can take to alleviate challenges on their operation. Dr. Mike Hutjens shares three critical areas to combat lameness on today's Dairy Radio:

Congress Has Work Before Summer Recess

Lawmakers need to pass a budget before heading to summer recess. NMPF's Chris Galen provides an update, and also reminds us of the public comment deadline for input on the new dietary guidelines:

July Class III: $24.54

The Agriculture Department announced the July Federal order Class III benchmark milk price at $24.54 per hundredweight, up $3.50 from June, 6 cents shy of the all-time record $24.60 in September 2014, and $6.99 above July 2019. It put the 2020 average at $17.30, up...

The Heat Is On

This month's Ask the Vet segment, Dr. Ryan Leiterman of Crystal Creek has some important tips on how to mitigate heat stress. If you have a question for Ryan email:

Dairy Margin Coverage: Buy What You Can

Dr. Mark Stephenson, PhD, Director of Dairy Policy Analysis at UW-Madison and Director of Wisconsin’s Center for Dairy Profitability updated dairy producers on the government's Dairy Margin Coverage program and the latest dairy market news, in a recent PDPW Dairy...

China’s Dairy Appetite Increasing

June dairy imports to China were “impressive,” according to HighGround Dairy's Lucas Fuess. He talks with Lee Mielke about them on today's Dairy Radio:

Don’t Cut Corners With Calf Starters

Five different aspects of a good calf starter are discussed with Dr. Mike Hutjens:

Specialty Cheeses Growing in Popularity

Specialty cheeses are discussed with Dr. John Lucey, PhD, Director of Center for Dairy Research, Professor of food Science at UW-Madison. Comments from PDPW's Dairy Signal.

Class III Prices Remain Strong

Ag economist Dan Basse with AgResource updated dairy producers on the latest dairy prices. He says the impact COVID-19 is having on Class III prices remains strong, but the other classes are not performing as well. Comments from PDPW Dairy Signal

Milk Production & Cold Storage Update

Today we take a look at the most recent milk production and cold storage reports from USDA, with Matt Gould, analyst and editor of the Dairy and Food Market Analyst newsletter:

Class III Falling

The Agriculture Department announced the March Federal order Class III milk price at $16.25 per hundredweight, down 75 cents from February but $1.21 above March 2019 and the highest March Class III since 2014. But that’s where the good news ends. More bloodletting is to come, thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The three month average stands at $16.77, up from $14.30 a year ago and compares to $13.87 in 2018 but that average is about to fall as well.

Class III futures have been pulled sharply lower and Wednesday’s settlements portended an April price of $14.45; May, $13.12; and June at $13.56, with the peak in October of just $15.14.

The March Class IV price is $14.87, down $1.33 from February and 84 cents below a year ago and the lowest Class IV price since September 2018.  Its three month average is at $15.91, up from $15.68 a year ago and $13.01 in 2018.
Courtesy: Mielke Market Weekly



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