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Key Milk Components

Dr. Mike Hutjens looks at milk components in this week's Feed Forum Friday:

DMC, CFAP Deadline December 11th

December 11th is the deadline to register for round two of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program and also the Dairy Margin Coverage Program. Chris Galen from the National Milk Producers Federation provided us with an update:

Dairy Margin Coverage Questions?

 Marin Bozic answers a few questions about USDA’s Dairy Margin Coverage program. 

COVID Spread Continues

From a recent PDPW Dairy Signal, Kathrine Barnes with the National Farm Medicine Center shares her thoughts about the spread of COVD-19:

Milk Production Ramifications

We saw a pretty bearish October Milk Production report last week. HighGround Dairy's Lucas Fuess talks about the ramifications with Lee Mielke on today's Dairy Radio Now:

Feed Outlook

Dr. Mike Hutjens provides the latest feed outlook:

Class I Up $1.83

The Agriculture Department announced the December Federal order Class I base milk price at $19.87 per hundredweight, up $1.83 from November, the highest Class I price since December 2014, and 54 cents above December 2019. That put the 2020 Class I average at $16.91,...

Winter Ventilation Tips

Just because we are entering the cold winter months doesn't mean to reduce the ventilation exchange rates in your barn. Dr. Ryan Leiterman from Crystal Creek tells us more:

Preparing For Transition

Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company updated Dairy Signal viewers on how the dairy industry is dealing with the global pandemic and government leadership transition.

Cheese Prices Falling, Feed Prices Rising

Cheese prices are falling and will pull milk prices lower but feed prices are rising. StoneX dairy broker, Dave Kurzawski, says last week's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report shows record corn exports and smaller crops. He talks with Lee Mielke...

Dairy Farmer Receives Prestigious Lyng Award

thumbnail_Lyng AwradThe National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) honored Jerry Messer as the 2017 recipient of the Richard E. Lyng Award for his contributions and distinguished service to dairy promotion.

Messer, a dairy farmer from Richardton, N.D., was recognized at the Joint NDB/National Milk Producers Federation/ United Dairy Industry Association (UDIA) Annual Meeting in Anaheim, Calif.

The award is named for former U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Richard E. Lyng, who played a critical role in implementing policies that led to the establishment of the NDB more than 30 years ago. The Lyng Award honors leaders who have made a significant contribution to dairy promotion that benefits the entire industry.

“When you consider the qualities of leadership, including honesty, dedication, passion, foresight, strategic thinking and humility, Jerry demonstrates them all,” said Amber Horn-Leiterman, Wisconsin dairy farmer and chair of NDB.

Messer serves as chair of Midwest Dairy Association’s North Dakota Division Board and the North Dakota Dairy Promotion Commission, roles he’s held for 25 years. Since the early 2000s, Messer also served on Midwest Dairy’s corporate board, holding the position of chairman from 2008-17. Nationally, he’s been a member of the United Dairy Industry Association (UDIA) and Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) boards and held national leadership positions as DMI Treasurer and UDIA 2nd Vice Chairman.

Since 2012, Messer has been Chairman of the National Dairy Council. In this role, he’s served as a public face for youth wellness and the dairy checkoff’s Fuel Up to Play 60 program, an in-school initiative that promotes healthy eating and physical activity. Fuel Up to Play 60 was created in partnership with the National Football League and in collaboration with USDA.

“According to Jerry, any idea that is good for today’s youth will also be good for dairy,” Horn-Leiterman said.

As part of the Richard E. Lyng Award, the NDB will contribute a $2,500 scholarship in Messer’s name to North Dakota State University’s Animal Sciences Department.

For more information about the dairy checkoff, visit www.dairy.org.

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