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Nov. 23 2022
As U.S. holiday bakers head to the supermarkets in search for staple ingredients to whip up their favorite festive cookies, they may find butter prices on the rise. Butter prices around the globe
Nov. 21 2022
Many times, the best storytelling comes right from the source. And here at Midwest Dairy, that’s the farmers. All dairy farmers across Midwest Dairy’s ten-state region have amazing on-farm...
Nov. 21 2022
Sign-ups for the Dairy Margin Coverage program are underway, with the December 9 deadline quickly approaching. Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) is one of the price risk management tools available for dairy
Nov. 21 2022
Zoom towns became the boom towns last year. With greater acceptance of remote work situations, more people are choosing to move away from bigger population centers.Real estate markets have been red ho
Nov. 21 2022
Compared to beef from straight dairy animals, and even in some cases, conventional beef animals, dairy beef crossbred meat has a lot to offer. Breeding in beef traits has helped create meat that is mo
Nov. 21 2022
U.S. government dairy purchases helped to push cheese prices to new record highs in 2020, which has put cheese buyers on edge any time there is an announcement about government dairy purchases. In mid
Nov. 15 2022
Manure application is often a race against the clock. With a limited window of time in the spring or fall, there aren’t always enough days suitable for application to empty manure storages.Plus,...
Nov. 15 2022
Our dairy industry provides a bounty of learning moments in life. My dairy journey started out as a youth in Florida, and it grew further while a student at the University of Florida. After graduation
Nov. 15 2022
The grocery world received a shock last month when Kroger and Albertsons Companies, the two largest supermarket operators in the country, announced they were merging. Over the last four weeks, that ag
Nov. 15 2022
As a dairy farmer, the phrase “we are a factory farm” is probably a phrase that no one has a desire to utter. However, during the October 12, 2022, Hoard’s Dairyman DairyLivestream, Colorado...
Nov. 11 2022
When a cow calves, its body is off to the races going through a number of changes giving birth and then quickly ramping up milk production. And although early lactation is when we will see cows be mos
Nov. 11 2022
Corn grown for grain is harvested too late in the fall to establish a cover crop in more northern climates. This uncovered soil presents environmental concerns and is a missed opportunity in terms of
Nov. 11 2022
Inflation has taken off and dairy is not immune. On the retail front, dairy prices are up over 16% when compared to the same time last year. That compares to an 11% spike for the entire food and bever
Nov. 11 2022
The value of U.S. dairy exports has climbed over 25% through the first three quarters of this year when compared to the same time last year. That’s not all — September marked the eighth consecutiv
Nov. 11 2022
As of this writing, we do not yet know who will control either the U.S. House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate in the 118th Congress. That’s remarkably different from the anticipated outcome,...
Nov. 10 2022
Preventing disease is kind of like balancing a seesaw. On one side is limiting an animal’s exposure to factors that might cause it illness, whether that is sick herdmates or environmental shortfalls
Nov. 10 2022
One quick glance is usually all it takes to distinguish the difference between colostrum and milk; the consistency and color of colostrum typically give it away. However, we know that this first secre
Nov. 10 2022
Consider for a moment the total dollars of investment you are trusting to your feeders to correctly implement toward the feeding of your cows. Feed has always been a big part of the total variable cos
Nov. 10 2022
Enhanced by historically high spot butter prices, butterfat notched its fifth straight monthly record in producer milk checks. October’s butterfat price was $3.6557 per pound. That was nearly 8 cent
Nov. 4 2022
Traditionally, October, November, and December are the months shoppers spend the most on specialty cheese, butter, and other dairy products. Because 90% of Wisconsin’s milk is made into cheese, and
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