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IL requiring H5N1 testing of exhibition dairy cattle

The Illinois Department of Agriculture state veterinarian says any lactating dairy cattle participating in any livestock exhibitions in the state must be tested for H5N1 beginning July 17th. Dr. Mark Ernst tells Brownfield Illinois has no reported cases of the disease, but twelve states... Read More.

CME cash dairy prices mixed Tuesday

Cash dairy prices were mixed Tuesday on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.  Dry whey was up $0.0050 at $0.49.  Two sales were made at $0.4850.  Forty-pound cheese blocks were up $0.0075 at $1.9675.   One sale was recorded at $1.97.  Cheese barrels were unchanged at $1.94.... Read More.

Weak Southeast Asia dairy demand weighs on exports

The U.S. Dairy Export Council says dairy shipments slipped five percent in May compared to the month before because of mixed demand. Total U.S. dairy export values are down six percent year to date while volumes are down two percent. The export council is... Read More.

CME cash dairy prices mixed

Cash dairy prices started Monday on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange mixed after the holiday shortened week. Dry whey down $0.0075 at $0.4850. One trade was made at that price. Blocks down $0.06 at $1.96. Two trades were made at $1.95 and $1.96. Barrels up... Read More.

CME cash dairy prices mixed in very light trading Friday

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange had a very quiet marketing day between the 4th of July and the weekend. Cash dairy prices were mixed.  Dry whey was up $0.0025 at $0.4925. One sale was made at that price.  Forty-pound cheese blocks remained unchanged at $1.90.   No sales were recorded. ... Read More.

Beef on dairy remains profitable

A cattle consultant says the outlook for profiting from beef on dairy operations remains strong. Brady Hicks is the manager of Simplot Animal Sciences, and he says, “It has been surprisingly high and has been really good for the dairy sector.” Hicks tells Brownfield... Read More.

Grant creates opportunities to study Missouri’s dairy industry more

Missouri Dairy’s new executive director is looking forward to growing the organization. Alfred Brandt says he’s concerned with the state of the dairy industry in Missouri. “We’re losing dairy farms. We’re losing some cows. It’s kind of a mirror of this national average. The entire southeast... Read More.

Dairy products competition benefits students, industry, consumers

Food science researchers at the University of Minnesota have won this year’s dairy checkoff New Product Competition.  Dr. Rohit Kapoor is the Vice President of Product Research at Dairy Management, Inc., dairy’s checkoff.  He tells Brownfield DMI and the industry have a different focus... Read More.

Global Dairy Trade index falls sharply

The Global Dairy Trade index dropped 6.9% in Tuesday’s trading session.  Only lactose had a small price increase, while all other dairy product values fell. Overall, 113 winning bidders purchased 24,138 metric tons of dairy products during 16 rounds of bidding. Anhydrous milk fat... Read More.

CME cash dairy prices mostly steady Tuesday

Cash dairy prices were mostly steady Tuesday on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.  Dry whey remains unchanged at $0.49. One sale was recorded at that price.  Forty-pound cheese blocks were unchanged at $1.90.   One sale was recorded at $1.9025.  Cheese barrels were up $0.0275 at $1.88. Ten sales were recorded,... Read More.

Michigan dairy youth adapt to HPAI restrictions

County fairs and state dairy exhibitions are adapting to restrictions that have been put in place to reduce the spread of Influenza A in dairy cattle. Michigan State University Extension 4-H dairy science educator Kendra Van Order tells Brownfield every county in the state has... Read More.

Dairy cooperative wants timely payment language in farm bill

A dairy farmer cooperative would like to have a requirement for timely milk payments inserted into the farm bill. Tim Trotter with Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative tells Brownfield under the Federal Milk Marketing Orders, processors are required to pay farmers for their milk at... Read More.