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Stress While Feeding

Dr. Mike Hutjens shares the latest research and strategies relating to animal stress and feeding.

NDPO Producer Spotlight

Minnesota dairy producer and NDPO board member Deborah Mills joined us on today's Dairy Radio to share her story and tell us why she's a member of the National Dairy Producers Organization.

Class I Up 49 Cents

The Agriculture Department announced the October Federal order Class I base milk price at $17.08 per hundredweight, up 49 cents from September, $1.88 above October 2020, and equates to $1.47 per gallon, up from $1.31 a year ago. The ten month average stands at...

Concerns Over Feed Market

Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company updated PDPW Dairy Signal viewers and listeners on the latest market conditions and feed situation:

Port Problems Persist

Dairy market analyst Matt Gould updated Dairy Radio Now listeners on the latest export concerns relating to port congestion.

Getting More Out Of Milk

Dr. Mike Hutjens looks at the value of milk on this week's Feed Forum Friday radio segment:

How Do You Spell Relief?

Chris Galen with the National Milk Producers Federation updated Dairy Radio Now listeners on the latest relief efforts congress is working on to assist dairy producers with their losses due to the global pandemic.

Fuel Up To Play 60 Starts With ‘Fresh’ Approach

The dairy checkoff is positioning the farmer-founded Fuel Up to Play 60 program in a fresh way to help students and educators navigate the school year. Many teachers are looking for ways to engage students through curriculum and digital learning with an emphasis on...

Adopt A Cow Program Gains Popularity

Karen Doster, Director, Youth and School Programs, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin updated a Dairy Signal audience on the ever growing 'Adopt A Cow" program:

Milk Tightness Affecting Markets

Milk tightness is underpinning the markets, according to Stone X dairy broker Dave Kurzawski. He talks with Lee Mielke about it on today's Dairy Radio Now:

Class III Hits Bottom

Ironically, while cash block cheese set a new record high the first week of June Dairy Month, the Agriculture Department announced the May Federal order benchmark milk price Wednesday, which fell to its lowest level since September 2009.

The COVID-incited plunge in farm gate milk price hit bottom at $12.14 per hundredweight, down 93 cents from April and $4.24 below May 2019. That pulled the 2020 Class III average to $15.10, up from $15.05 at this time a year ago and $14.25 in 2018.

Class III futures settlements Wednesday portended a rebound in June to $19.83, with July at $18.68; August, $17.36; September, $17.02; October, $16.86; November, $16.66; and December at 16.42.

The May Class IV price is $10.67, down 73 cents from April, $5.62 below a year ago, and the lowest Class IV price since August 2009. The Class IV average stands at $13.96, down from $15.81 a year ago and compares to $13.42 in 2018.
Courtesy: Mielke Market Weekly


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