Feed Your Calves Clean Colostrum

Dr. Mike Hutjens joins us once again on our Feed Form Friday to discuss a "real must" on dairy farms - clean colostrum:

Simplify Your Dairy Decisions

Connect and visualize your data and make better decisions faster with My Dairy Dashboard. That's according to CEO Mitch Norby, who joined us on today's Dairy Radio Now to share the latest.

Consistency and Cleanliness Are Keys To Quality Milk

Keith Engel, dairy farm hygiene & supplies specialist at GEA Farm Technologies joined us on today's Wellness Wednesday to discuss the importance of consistency and cleanliness when producing high quality milk.

Rural Health Has A Model

Part three of our conversation with Rhonda Strebel, executive director of the Rural Health Initiative. She tells us that the Wisconsin based organization is 'one of a kind' in the U.S.

No Benefit From GDT Jump

The big jump in the latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction was good news for the global dairy market but the U.S. is not benefiting as much from it. Lee Mielke talks with HighGround Dairy's director of market intelligence, Lucas Fuess:

Lessons Learned From the Polar Vortex

Dr. Mike Hutjens joined us on our Feed Form Friday to discuss the recent cold snap farmers are facing in the Midwest.

Funding the Government

Will cooler heads prevail to fund the U.S. government? Chris Galen with the National Milk Producers Federation joined us on today's Policy Thursday:

Leave The Fans On

It is human nature to turn the fans off during the cold winter months, but Dr. Ryan Leiterman says, "What's the harm? " He explains in this month's installment of "A Breath of Fresh Air."

Healthy Farmer Focus

The Rural Health Initiative is dedicated to the health and safety of farmers in northeast Wisconsin.  Executive director Rhonda Strebel joined us on Dairy Radio's Producer Tuesday for part two, sponsored by PDPW:

Global Outlook Positive

The U.S. Dairy Export Council's latest outlook is positive for 2019. Alan Levitt, VP of Communications & Market Analysis joined us on our Mielke Monday to discuss:

Milk Prices Seeing Slow Rebound

U.S. milk prices are beginning a slow rebound but have a long way back to profitability. The Agriculture Department announced the January Federal order Class III benchmark price at $13.96 per hundredweight, up 18 cents from December but 4 cents below January 2018. It equates to $1.20 per gallon, up from $1.18 in December and compares to $1.20 a year ago.

The January Class IV price is $15.48, up 39 cents from December, $2.35 above a year ago, and the highest Class IV price since September 2017.

The four week USDA surveyed cheese price used in calculating the month’s Class prices averaged $1.3868 per pound, up 1.3 cents from December. The butter price averaged $2.2343, down 0.8 cent. Nonfat dry milk averaged 95.13 cents per pound, up 4.9 cents, and dry whey averaged 48.05 cents per pound, up 1.2 cents from December. Courtesy of the Mielke Market Weekly



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