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HPAI detected in two additional northwest Iowa dairy herds

More cases of H5N1 Influenza A have been reported in northwest Iowa. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship says the virus was detected in dairy herds in Plymouth and Sioux counties. Iowa Ag Secretary Mike Naig says he’s asking poultry and dairy... Read More.

CME cash dairy steady to lower Friday

Cash dairy prices were steady to lower Friday on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.  Dry whey was down $0.01 at $0.47.  Two sales were recorded at $0.47 and $0.48.  Forty-pound cheese blocks were down $0.0125 at $1.97.   Four sales were recorded, ranging from $1.9725 to $1.9875. ... Read More.

Most CME cash dairy steady to higher Thursday

Cash dairy prices were steady to higher except for butter Thursday on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.  Dry whey was unchanged at $0.48.  No sales were recorded.  Forty-pound cheese blocks were up $0.0450 at $1.9825.   Four sales were recorded, ranging from $1.93 to $1.97.  Cheese barrels... Read More.

CME cash dairy prices mostly steady to higher Thursday

Cash dairy prices were steady to higher except for butter Thursday on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.  Dry whey was unchanged at $0.48.  No sales were recorded.  Forty-pound cheese blocks were up $0.0450 at $1.9825.   Four sales were recorded, ranging from $1.93 to $1.97.  Cheese barrels were up... Read More.

H5N1 detected in third Iowa dairy herd

Highly pathogenic avian influenza has been detected in a third Iowa dairy herd. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship says the case involves a farm in Sioux County in the northwest part of the state. Dairy producers are instructed to contact their herd... Read More.

CME cash dairy prices mostly higher

Cash dairy prices closed mostly higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange at midweek with limited demand. Dry whey up $0.0050 at $0.48. Blocks up $0.0025 at $1.9375. Five sales were sold at $1.9375 to $1.9475. Barrels unchanged at $2.01. Three sales were sold at $2.01 and... Read More.

Strong demand expected to lift dairy prices

The USDA is forecasting milk production for this year and next to remain unchanged from last month’s estimate. In the latest supply and demand report, the USDA raised its butter, cheese, whey, and nonfat dry milk price forecasts for 2024 because of recent price... Read More.

CME cash dairy prices higher

Cash dairy prices ended higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Tuesday.  Dry whey up $0.0050 at $0.4750.  One trade was sold at that price. Blocks up $0.0375 at $1.9350. Two sales were sold at that price. Barrels up $0.0425 at $2.01. Two sales were sold at... Read More.

MO dairy farmer: good forage available this year

A dairy farmer from southwest Missouri says drought conditions have improved tremendously this spring and that means more hay to feed cattle. Three months ago, the U.S. Drought Monitor showed Laclede County, Missouri in moderate drought and today the map shows no drought. Jack Dill... Read More.

Kansas Responds to Concerns about HPAI in Dairy Cattle

By the Kansas Department of Agriculture FDA Studies Confirm Safety of Pasteurized MilkMANHATTAN, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Agriculture has been actively working with the Kansas dairy industry to respond to the nationwide concerns due to the discovery... Read More.

CME milk futures lower, cash dairy steady to higher Thursday

Milk futures were lower and the cash dairy markets were steady to higher Thursday on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.  April Class III milk was down $0.08 at $15.56.  May was down $0.09 at $15.96.  June was down $0.13 at $16.64.  July was down $0.13 at $17.39.   August through February contracts ranged... Read More.