Dr. Mike Hutjens topic this week is milk components:
The Build Back Better Agenda is being debated in our nations capital – and as we hear from National Milk’s Chris Galen, the proposed legislation has a hefty price tag to help create jobs, cut taxes, and lower costs for working families.
This week’s Producer Tuesday features Dr. Noelle Noyes from the University of Minnesota, who recently shared on a PDPW Dairy Signal the latest news and research involving the microbiome.
The GDT was unchanged Tuesday, but the stability of the GDT is not bearish, according to StoneX dairy broker Dave Kurzawski. He talks about it with Lee Mielke:
Dr. Mike Hutjens shares the latest research regarding feed intake in this week’s Feed Forum Friday:
Dairy Management Inc. announced that Tom Gallagher has decided to conclude his 30-year tenure as CEO to devote more time to teaching and other opportunities. Barbara O’Brien, President of DMI and CEO of the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, has been named by the board of directors as the next CEO. For information about the dairy checkoff, visit www.usdairy.com.
Dr, Ryan Leiterman with Crystal Creek reminds us of the seasonal changes taking place and offers tips on proper calf care during the colder months:
The September benchmark milk price gained 58 cents this week and futures prices are showing a peak around $17.80. Will that be enough for U.S. farmers to stay in business? StoneX dairy broker, Dave Kurzawski, tackles that question.
Dr. Mike Hutjens updated Dairy Radio Listeners on the latest hay prices and conditions.
The Dairy Innovation Hub provides $7.8M in state funding per year for broadly-defined dairy research at UW–Madison, UW–Platteville and UW–River Falls. The funding will support research personnel, farms and labs in four areas related to dairy that each span many academic disciplines:
- Stewarding land and water resources
- Enriching human health and nutrition
- Ensuring animal health and welfare
- Growing farm businesses and communities
Learn more about Dairy Innovation Hub funding opportunities at UW-Madison
The dairy markets had a lot to absorb this week but the smaller than expected 1.1% increase in August milk production and the fact that butter stocks fell below those a year ago for the first time since June 2019 were the top two. Lee Mielke talks about them with HighGround Dairy’s Lucas Fuess.
Dr. Mike Hutjens shares the latest research and strategies relating to animal stress and feeding.
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.
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 $16.48, down from $16.50 a year ago and $16.64 in 2019.
Courtesy of the Mielke Market Weekly
Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company updated PDPW Dairy Signal viewers and listeners on the latest market conditions and feed situation:
Dairy market analyst Matt Gould updated Dairy Radio Now listeners on the latest export concerns relating to port congestion.
Dr. Mike Hutjens looks at the value of milk on this week’s Feed Forum Friday radio segment:
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.
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 wellness for minds and bodies. To meet these needs inside and outside the classroom, Fuel Up to Play 60 – created by the dairy checkoff and National Football League (NFL) – developed an easy-to-navigate website, educator dashboard and an enhanced student app.
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 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:
Mike Hutjens discusses mycotoxins on this week’s Feed Forum Friday:
U.S. dairy exports still looking strong. HighGround Dairy’s Lucas Fuess talks with Lee Mielke about it and why farm milk checks aren’t reflecting that:
Dr. Mike Hutjens discusses cover crops on this week’s Feed Forum Friday:
Chris Galen with the National Milk Producers Federation updated Dairy Radio Now listeners on the latest relief aid for dairy farmers:
Dr. Ryan Leiterman of Crystal Creek continues part-two of our discussion on gaining insight from fermentation profiles and how they can benefit next year’s silage.
Kirby Krogstad, Graduate Research Assistant, Animal Science, Michigan State University shares insight into feeding cattle sweet bran. His comments are from a recent PDPW Dairy Signal webcast/podcast.
Port congestion is exacerbating shipping woes all over the world. Dairy analyst Matt Gould joins us on today’s Dairy Radio Now to discuss dairy’s impact.
Michigan dairy producer Tom Wing joins us this week on our monthly Producer Spotlight, sponsored by the National Dairy Producers Organization:
Dr. Mike Hutjens checks the fields on this week’s Feed Forum Friday:
The Agriculture Department announced details of the Pandemic Market Volatility Assistance Program to help dairy producers. HighGround Dairy’s Lucas Fuess talks with Lee Mielke about it:
Dr. Mike Hutjens updates Dairy Radio Now listeners on the latest feed conditions and prices:
National Milk’s Chris Galen updated Dairy Radio Now listeners on two separate infrastructure packages being discussed by Congress. The first a bipartisan bill passed by the Senate:
Dr. Mike Hutjens discusses the latest corn silage news in this week’s Feed Forum:
Dr. Ryan Leiterman of Crystal Creek shares the importance of having a complete fermentation profile with effective innoculants in your forage program.
The June Dairy Products report had a few surprises in it but likely isn’t going to influence the market, according to StoneX Dairy’s Dave Kurzawski. He talks about it with Lee Mielke:
Dr. Mike Hutjen has a sweet topic this week – sugar!
Chris Galen with the National Milk Producers Federation updated Dairy Radio Now listeners on the latest U.S. senate effort to pass a far reaching infrastructure package for the U.S.
The Agriculture Department announced the July Federal order Class III benchmark milk price at $16.49 per hundredweight, down 72 cents from June and $8.05 below the artificially inflated price a year ago when Uncle Sam’s Food Box program was buying lots of cheese. Last year’s price was the second highest Class III ever, at $24.54, just 6 cents shy of the record high set in September 2014.
The seven month Class III average stands at $16.90, down from $17.30 at this time a year ago and compares to $15.58 in 2019.
The July Class IV price is $16.00, down 35 cents from June but $2.24 above a year ago. Its seven month average is at $15.01, up from $13.78 a year ago, and compares to $16.11 in 2019. Courtesy of the Mielke Market Weekly
Dr. Paul Fricke, dairy reproduction specialist from UW-Madison updated PDPW Dairy Signal viewers on the latest news regarding reproduction:
Lots of eyes are on cheese prices these days and dairy producers have pizza to thank for prices being as good as they are. Lee Mielke talks about it with Matt Gould, analyst and editor of the Dairy and Food Market Analyst newsletter:
Dr. Mike Hutjens explores the idea of adding seaweed to the dairy ration:
Our monthly producer spotlight from the National Dairy Producers Organization is with Joe Arens, Michigan dairy producer and NDPO board member:
China’s June dairy imports remained strong and record breaking in some cases, according to Lucas Fuess, Director of Dairy Market Intelligence for Chicago-based HighGround Dairy. He talks with Lee Mielke about it, in light of the Global Dairy Trade auction’s continuing weakness:
Dr. Mike Hutjens gives us a refresher course on colostrum replacers.
The Agriculture Department announced the August Federal Order Class I base milk price at $16.90 per hundredweight, down 52 cents from July, $2.88 below August 2020, and the lowest Class I since April. It equates to $1.45 per gallon, down from $1.70 a year ago. The eight month Class I average stands at $16.39, down from $16.42 at this time a year ago and compares to $16.34 in 2019.
Courtesy Mielke Market Weekly
A Senate Judiciary Committee hearing was held this week on farm labor. Chris Galen from the National Milk Producers Federation updated listeners on Thursday’s Dairy Radio Now:
USDA’s latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate report didn’t contain many changes on the feed grains side of the ledger. Bill Brooks, Dairy economist and principal of Missouri-based Stoneheart Consulting, talks with Lee Mielke about what it means for dairy farm profitability:
Dr. Mike Hutjens has some tips on round bale hay:
Adam Wehling, Dean of Agriculture, Energy, Construction & Transportation, Chippewa Valley Technical College discusses the popularity of solar technology. Excerpts from a recent PDPW Dairy Signal:
Corey Geiger, managing editor of Hoard’s Dairymen Magazine visits with Lee Mielke on today’s Dairy Radio:
Dr. Mike Hutjens shares some tips on keeping your cows more comfortable on this week’s Feed Forum Friday:
The House Appropriations Committee proposes a spending bill for fiscal ’22 that includes a wide variety of assistance and programs. Chris Galen, Sr. VP of Membership Services and Strategic Initiatives with the National Milk Producers Federation gave us an update on today’s Dairy Radio Now:
This month’s Ask the Vet question: How can we save on feed prices while still delivering the same amount of energy and protein to the dairy cow? Here’s Dr. Ryan Leiterman, director of technical services with Crystal Creek:
The USDA’s much anticipated Grain Stocks report and acreage data had some surprises and warnings on feed prices ahead. HighGround Dairy’s Lucas Fuess talks about it with Lee Mielke:
Dr. Mike Hutjens is back iwth more tips to combat summer heat stress:
The National Dairy Producers Organization invites you to their weekly national calls every Tuesday night. Gary Genske, NDPO board treasurer, gives us an update on today’s Dairy Radio. The weekly calls are every Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. eastern time. The live call-in number is: 712-775-7035 pin: 330090#
U.S. dairy stocks are growing. StoneX Dairy’s Dave Kurzawski talks with Lee Mielke about what the May data says about consumption:
Dr. Mike Hutjens discusses a hot topic these days. Heat stress in dairy cattle:
Port congestion problems continue for U.S. dairy exporters. Chris Galen from the National Milk Producers Federation joined us on our Policy Thursday with an update:
U.S. dairy cows produced a lot of milk in May, as they did in April. We’ve also produced a lot of cheese, butter and powder from that milk. But we have also consumed and exported a lot of those products as we hear from Matt Gould, editor of the Dairy & Food Market Analyst newsletter:
As temperature and humidity rise, we need to make sure all of our animals are effectively cooled. A great reminder from Dr. Geoffrey Dahl from the University of Florida, who updated dairy producers on a recent PDPW Dairy Signal webcast:
Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company updated Dairy Signal viewers on the latest news regarding inflation and how it will affect the dairy industry:
The Agriculture Department announced additional COVID relief, including $500 million in American Rescue Plan funding, in The Emergency Food Assistance Program or TEFAP. It won’t be as generous to the dairy industry as the Food Box program, according to Nate Donnay, director of dairy market insight for StoneX Dairy in Chicago. He talks with Lee Mielke about it on today’s Dairy Radio:
Dr. Mike Hutjens shares some facts about the world’s best producing cow, Stone-Front Leader Hilda from Lancaster, Wisconsin, set the record for most lifetime milk produced:
Chris Galen with the National Milk Producers Federation joined us on today’s Dairy Radio to discuss the importance of personal and planet health as we celebrate June Dairy Month:
Paul Bleiberg, Senior Vice President of Government Relations for National Milk Producers Federation provides an update from our nation’s capital. Sponsored by PDPW.
Congestion at U.S. ports and the truck shortages within the U.S. has challenged the U.S. dairy industry at an inopportune time. Matt Gould, editor and analyst with the Dairy and Food Market Analyst newsletter, talks with Lee Mielke about it on our Mielke Monday:
Dr. Mike Hutjens provides some insight in dealing with mycotoxins in the dairy ration:
Mike Eby with the National Dairy Producers Organization updated Dairy Radio Now listeners on what the organization has been up to.
How can a dairy producer get the most out of their dairy ration while still improving their bottomline? Our “Ask The Vet” question this month with Dr. Ryan Leiterman, director of technical services with Crystal Creek. If you have a question for Ryan, email him at: email@example.com
The Agriculture Department’s April Cold Storage report had some good news for dairy farmers, according to HighGround Dairy’s Lucas Fuess. He talks with Lee Mielke about it as well as some breaks in feed prices.
Dr. Mike Hutjens discusses replacing starch with sugar on this week’s Feed Forum Friday:
Canada has failed to take the necessary action to be in compliance with its obligations under USMCA by restricting access to the dairy tariff rate quotas (TRQs). Chris Galen from the National Milk Producers Federation tells us more:
The Bolsen Safety Foundation, dedicated to educating people involved in forage and grain making on safety, begins a “Keith’s Happy Heavenly Birthday” campaign to gain member donors and sponsors. Learn more at https://www.silagesafety.org/become-a-member-donor.html
Keith Bolsen, who passed away last May, and whose birthday is this week, dedicated his life to the science of silage making. He traveled the world promoting good management practices based on the research he and others conducted. Seeing the tragic loss of life and serious injuries commonly occurring to those he was teaching, he turned his attention to promoting safe practices to go along with better management. As a result, he and his widow, Ruthie, started the foundation that now bears his name.
The Bolsen Safety Foundation is currently run by a board of ten volunteers from across the US, representing academia, farm owners, and agribusinesses. The foundation is developing a Speakers Bureau (meetings, conventions, school lectures, radio, TV, webinar), Written/AV Materials (silage safety guidelines, silage safety employee meeting agendas/kit, high school/college/employer safety book, safety signs for farm posting, safety videos, and Grant Funding (schools, associations for local projects, etc.). Promotion of safe practices is targeted to forage farmers, anyone living near feed storage, animal agriculture students, choppers/harvester operators, pile/storage makers, feeders, and nutritionists.
To learn more and become a member donor to the Bolsen Safety Foundation contact go to www.silagesafety.org.
Cheese prices fell this week as traders anticipated Thursday’s April Milk Production report. StoneX dairy brokers talks about it with Lee Mielke:
Dr. Mike Hutjens preps us on heat stress on this week’s Feed Forum Friday:
The USDA announced the June Federal order Class I base milk price at $18.29 per hundredweight, up $1.19 from May, $6.87 above June 2020, and the highest Class I since December 2020. The six month average stands at $16.13, up from $15.84 at this time a year ago and $15.94 in 2019. It equates to $1.57 per gallon, up from 98 cents per gallon a year ago. Courtesy Mielke Market Weekly
Lucas Fuess of High Ground Dairy in Chicago updates Dairy Radio listeners on the latest market conditions on today’s Mielke Monday, with Lee Mielke:
Dr. Mike Hutjens checks in on the corn and soybean prices for dairy producers:
In a recent meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, Jim Mulhern, President and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation, and NMPF’s Chairman Randy Mooney offered to closely collaborate with Ambassador Tai and the entire Biden Administration on trade in order to strengthen the health of the U.S. dairy industry to allow for further expansion of the hundreds of thousands of dairy-reliant jobs across the country. NMPF’s Chris Galen tells us more on today’s Dairy Radio Now:
Redhead Creamery has been making artisan cheese on their family dairy farm since 2013. But the dream for this sustainable and eco-friendly creamery has been a dream of founder (and natural redhead) Alise Sjostrom’s since she was 16. Today you can tour the creamery, host your event in our private space, or sample cheeses in the cheese shop. Today’s broadcast sponsored by PDPW Dairy Signal:
Federal milk market orders are under scrutiny again as many dairy producers suffered significant losses in income last year due to de-pooling provisions and negative producer price differentials. National milk has called for an emergency hearing on the issue. Lee Mielke talks about it with Hoards Dairyman’s Corey Geiger:
The Agriculture Department announced the April Federal order Class III milk price at $17.67 per hundredweight (cwt.), up $1.52 from March, $4.60 above March 2020, and the highest Class III since November 2020. That put the four month average at $16.40, up from $15.84 a year ago and $14.71 in 2019.
The Class IV price is $15.42, up $1.24 from March, $4.02 above a year ago, and the highest Class IV since February 2020. It’s four month average is $14.14, down from $14.78 in 2020 and $15.69 in 2019.
Why is it important to have good skin? Dr. Ryan Leiterman of Crystal Creek says the easiest way to know how your calves are doing is doing is to look at their skin.
Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company updated PDPW Dairy Signal viewers with the latest on corn prices:
Rising feed costs are putting the squeeze on dairy farmers bottomline. Will milk prices keep up? Lee Mielke poses that question to StoneX dairy broker Dave Kurzawski:
National Milk’s Chris Galen updated us on the latest news in the battle against dairy imitators:
Methane has an atmospheric removal process that is not being accounted for by agencies like the EPA, according to Dr. Frank Mitloehner, PhD, Professor and Air Quality Extension Specialist with the Department of Animal Science at UC Davis. Excerpts from a recent PDPW Dairy Signal:
March milk production was anything but bullish. Matt Gould, analyst and editor of the Dairy and Food Market Analyst newsletter updated Dairy Radio listeners with Lee Mielke:
Eric Snodgrass of Nutrien Ag Solutions updated listeners on the concerning drought conditions across the U.S.:
Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company, updated dairy producers on the latest market conditions, including a big boost for U.S. dairy exports in February. Comments from a recent PDPW Dairy Signal webcast.