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Consumer Concerns Over Animal Abuse

Consumer concerns from the recent headlines of animal abuse allegations is our topic this week with Lee Mielke and guest, Cory Geiger from Hoard's:

Transition Feeding and Reproductive Health

Dr. Mike Hutjens tells us about new research in transition cow feeding as it relates to reproductive performance in cow health:

Housing Pre-Weaned Calves

Dr. Sandra Godden at the University of Minnesota joined us on today's Producer Tuesday to share some of the best management practices when housing and feeding pre-weaned calves:

Dairy at a Crossroads

Dr. Mike Hutjens looks at the current dairy situation:

NMPF Welcomes California Dairies

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) welcomed California Dairies Inc., the second-largest U.S. dairy cooperative by volume, into its membership by unanimous vote during its June board meeting. NMPF's Chris Galen has more:

Managing Summer Manure Application

Fall and spring seasons are typical times for manure spreading, but summer can prove to have better weather and soil conditions. We learn more with Aaron Pape from UW Discovery Farms:

Latest Reports Mixed

FC Stone's Dave Kurzawksi recaps last week's market news with Lee Mielke:

Happy June Dairy Month!

Consumers have many choices these days, even when purchasing products in the dairy case. Dr. Mike Hutjens takes a look at June Dairy Month, from the 1930's to today:

Class III Milk Price Jumps To Yearly High

The Agriculture Department’s monthly benchmark milk price has reached the highest level in over a year and a half. The May Federal order Class III price was announced at $16.38 per hundredweight, up 42 cents from April, $1.20 above May 2018, and the highest Class III...

Observations From Europe

Dr. Ryan Leiterman tells us what dairy practices he observed from his recent trip to the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Russia:

September Class III Jumps to $16.09

The September Federal order benchmark milk price jumped $1.14 to $16.09 per hundredweight (cwt.), 27 cents below September 2017 but the highest Class III price since November 2017. It equates to $1.38 per gallon, up from $1.29 in August but down from $1.41 a year ago.

Wednesday’s Class III futures portend an October price at $15.81, November at $16.04 and December at $15.98. The nine-month Class III average stands at $14.62, down from $16.12 a year ago and compares to $14.38 in 2016. 

The September Class IV price is $14.81, up 18 cents from August but $1.05 below a year ago. Its nine-month average hit $13.95, down from $15.51 a year ago and compares to $13.65 in 2016.
Courtesy: Mielke Market Weekly

The announcement of Class and Component Prices for September 2018
Release date: October 03, 2018

Class II Price:                             15.13   (per hundredweight)
Class II Butterfat Price:                  2.5512   (per pound)
Advanced Class II
Skim Milk Price 1/:                          6.43   (per hundredweight)

Class III Price:                            16.09   (per hundredweight)
Class III Skim Milk Price:                   7.45   (per hundredweight)

Class IV Price:                             14.81   (per hundredweight)
Class IV Skim Milk Price:                    6.12   (per hundredweight)

Butterfat Price:                           2.5442   (per pound)
Nonfat Solids Price:                       0.6801   (per pound)
Protein Price:                             2.0029   (per pound)
Other Solids Price:                        0.2098   (per pound)

Somatic Cell Adjustment Rate:             0.00083   (per 1,000 somatic cell count)

Product Price Averages:
Butter                                2.2724   (per pound)
Nonfat Dry Milk                       0.8548   (per pound)
Cheese                                1.6533   (per pound)
Dry Whey                              0.4028   (per pound)

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