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H5N1 causing minor death loss in dairy cattle

Iowa’s Ag Secretary says some dairies are experiencing minor death loss after herds have tested positive for H5N1. Mike Naig says among the eight cases in northwest Iowa, some livestock have died. “We are hearing about some death loss on dairy farms, but really... Read More.

CME cash dairy prices mostly lower Thursday

Cash dairy prices were mostly lower again Thursday on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.  Dry whey remains unchanged at $0.48.  No sales were recorded.  Forty-pound cheese blocks were down $0.0075 at $1.8525.   Thirteen sales were recorded, ranging from $1.8450 to $1.86.  Cheese barrels were down $0.01... Read More.

H5N1 in Iowa dairy herds reaches 8 cases

Another case of H5N1 Influenza A has been confirmed in an Iowa dairy herd. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship says the most recent detection occurred in dairy cattle in Sioux County. It’s the eighth detection of the virus within the state’s... Read More.

Tight on forages for Missouri dairy farm

Last year’s drought is still impacting dairy farms. Yields were lower than expected in 2023 and Eric Onan Director of Feed Procurement with Milk Source, a Wisconsin-based dairy operation, says as a result he’s holding forage inventory to stretch throughout this year. “In 2023, we... Read More.

CME dairy prices see pre-holiday dip

Cash dairy prices were mostly lower Tuesday on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.  Dry whey was unchanged at $0.48.  No sales were recorded.  Forty-pound cheese blocks were down another $0.0550, or eleven cents in two days at $1.86.   Six sales were recorded, ranging from $1.86 to... Read More.

Diversifying revenue opportunities for dairy farmers

Margins are tight for many dairy producers and some are looking for ways to diversify their revenue. A recent survey from the University of Missouri found commercial dairies in the state have decreased nearly 70% over the past decade. Central-Missouri dairy farmer Ted Bruemmer... Read More.

Global Dairy Trade index down Tuesday

The Global Dairy Trade index fell 0.5% during Tuesday’s trading session.  Prices were higher for butter, lactose, and skim milk powder, but lower for anhydrous milk fat, Cheddar cheese, and whole milk powder.  Buttermilk powder and Mozzarella cheese were not offered during Tuesday’s session.... Read More.

CME cash dairy prices mixed Monday

Cash dairy prices were mixed Monday on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.  Dry whey was up $0.01 at $0.48.  One sale was recorded at that price.  Forty-pound cheese blocks were down $0.0550 at $1.9150.   Four sales were recorded, ranging from $1.9150 to $1.96.  Cheese barrels were... Read More.

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.