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December Class I Up $1.19

The December Federal order Class I base milk price was announced by the USDA at $19.33 per hundredweight, up $1.19 from November and $4.28 above December 2018 and the highest Class I price since December 2014. It equates to about $1.66 per gallon, up from $1.29 a year...

Wacky Cheese Market

FC Stone dairy broker Dave Kurzawski joins Lee Mielke on Monday's Dairy Radio Now broadcast:        

Hay Quality Indicators

Dr. Mike Hutjens joins us on our Feed Forum Friday to update us on the latest hay conditions.

Ag Labor and Trade Priorities

As public impeachment hearings kicked off in Washington, the National Milk Producers Federation continues to push congress to pass the U.S. Mexico Canada trade deal and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, a bipartisan immigration bill that advances agriculture...

Dean Foods Files For Bankruptcy

America's largest milk producer will sell to Dairy Farmers of America: http://www.deanfoods.com/newsroom/news/dean-foods-company-initiates-voluntary-reorganization-with-new-financial-support-from-existing-lenders/

Geek Out on Calves

Geek out on calves at the PDPW Calf Care Connection® training, repeating in three locations, Nov. 19, 20, and 21, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. in Chilton, Eau Claire, and Fennimore, Wis. Click Here For More Info

NMPF Annual Meeting Recap

Hoard's Dairyman managing editor Cory Geiger recaps last week's annual meeting in New Orleans.

Immature Corn Silage

Dr. Mike Hutjens looks at immature and frost damaged corn silage:

Annual Meeting Wraps Up in New Orleans

NMPF’s main policy conference of the year, featured discussions of the state of the dairy industry and economy, with remarks from the organization’s chairman, Missouri dairy farmer Randy Mooney :

Don’t Limit Winter Barn Circulation

The Crystal Creek® approach to calf barn air circulation challenges the long standing belief that calf barns should limit ventilation in the winter to 4 air exchanges per hour. Dr. Ryan Leiterman explains in this month's installment of "A Breath of Fresh Air" on Dairy...

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Chris Galen

Chris Galen

NMPF

The National Milk Report with Chris Galen, Sr. Vice-President of Communications with the National Milk Producers Federation.

NMPF is the voice for dairy producers on Capitol Hill and with government agencies. Listen Twice a Month for The National Milk Report.

Email: cgalen@nmpf.org

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Dr. Mike Hutjens

Dr. Mike Hutjens

Illinois

Mike Hutjens was raised on a 313 acre, 70 cow grade Holstein farm near Green Bay, Wisconsin. He was active in 4-H completing 10 years with an achievement award trip to National 4-H Congress. In FFA, he received the Wisconsin State Farmer Award.

Email: hutjensm@illinois.edu

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Dr. Ryan Leiterman

Dr. Ryan Leiterman

Crystal Creek

A Breath of Fresh Air – with Dr. Ryan Leiterman, Director of Technical Services for Crystal Creek®. a family owned livestock nutrition and animal health company that has been serving the farming community since 1997.

Listen to Dr. Leiterman’s analysis on calf barn ventilation the first Wednesday of every month.

Email: info@crystalcreeknatural.com

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Shelly Mayer

Shelly Mayer

PDPW

The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin present “The World of Dairy.”

Listen every Tuesday as PDPW brings us experts to share ideas, solutions, resources, and experiences that help dairy producers succeed.

Email: mail@pdpw.org

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Lee Mielke

Lee Mielke

Mielke Market Weekly

Lee Mielke, editor of the Mielke Market Weekly. From Berlin, Wisconsin to Lynden, Washington, Lee was the founder and voice of DairyLine Radio for many years. Lee currently writes a nationally syndicated column, The Mielke Market Weekly.

Listen for Lee’s interviews with top dairy analysts every Monday on Dairy Radio Now.

Email: lkmielke@aol.com

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Dave Natzke

Dave Natzke

Progressive Dairyman

Dave’s Dairy Digest with Dave Natzke, editor of the Progressive Dairyman. Raised on a northeast Wisconsin dairy farm, Natzke brings decades of agricultural and dairy journalism experience to the airwaves.

Listen to Dave’s Dairy Digest reports every month.

Email: dave@progressivepublish.com

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