July 12 2024
Washington Dairygrams: July 2024
July 1 2024
Milk production has been essentially flat for the past three years, and 2024 is on track for another year at the same level, if not less
June 27 2024
In USDA’s most recent Milk Production report, May milk output was 19.7 million pounds, down 0.9% from the same month a year before
May 6 2024
Farmers rarely complain about cows producing too much milk, but when it comes to drying off high-producing cows, the situation changes
April 18 2024
The detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in dairy cows has dominated most of my conversations in late March and early April
March 4 2024
The national numbers are in from USDA, and last year’s milk production remained nearly level with production totals from 2022
Feb. 26 2024
There is a lot of pessimism about U.S. milk production in 2024. Even USDA, in their monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, has been continuously cutting the 2024 milk production...
Feb. 9 2024
Not long ago I opened a cupboard to grab a coffee mug and noticed a blue-green tint to a bread loaf on the middle shelf above the mugs
Jan. 10 2024
Milk production in the United States seems to have entered a period of unknown duration when expansion in excess of demand will be less common than it has been in past years
Dec. 18 2023
U.S. milk production has been coming in lower than forecast during 2023, and that has primarily been due to weak milk production per cow
Oct. 26 2023
The leaves are changing, the first frost has arrived, and harvest is already nearing completion in some parts of the country. Attention is quickly turning to the holiday season with Thanksgiving approaching
Oct. 19 2023
Late last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) extended the deadline to sign up for the Milk Loss Program to the day before Halloween
Aug. 24 2023
Research continues to help better understand the intersection of management and the nutritional quality of milk. Driven by the Ireland dairy industry's interest in supporting the export market, food scientists...
Aug. 10 2023
A baker’s dozen of counties produced one-fourth of the nation’s federal order milk that was marketed last year. Those are the same 13 counties that led this list in 2021 as well
Aug. 7 2023
Financially, things are bad for U.S. dairy farmers. Dairy cow slaughter is up 5.8% year-to-date, and USDA numbers indicate the size of the milking herd fell 16,000 head between May and June
July 24 2023
The costs to produce milk vary widely among operators in different geographical regions of the United States as well as on different-sized operations
July 21 2023
New Zealand is home to about 5 million people and 5 million cows. That is half the number of cows that are in the United States, all on an island not quite the size of California
July 13 2023
As most dairy farmers know, the previous milk check was quite disheartening
July 10 2023
Multiple media outlets shared stories last week that truckloads of fresh farm milk are dumped into Milwaukee’s sewerage system
July 3 2023
At the midpoint of 2023, milk prices are significantly worse than many, including me, expected coming into the year