More cheese made in June

Cheese production in the United States in June totaled 959 million pounds up 1.5 percent from June of 2014. Italian-type cheese production was up 1 percent at 415 million pounds and American-type cheese production was 3.6 percent higher than a year ago at 383 million pounds. Wisconsin produced just under 251 million pounds of cheese… Read more »

Dairy markets quiet despite another GDT drop

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Despite another drop at the Global Dairy Trade auction, U.S. dairy markets were quiet on Tuesday. Cash cheese barrels gained a quarter-cent on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, blocks lost 1.75 cents, butter was steady and nonfat dry milk increased a penny. Class III futures were narrowly mixed. Another 9.3 percent drop in the overall index… Read more »

GDT drops further

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Another 9.3 percent decline in the overall index at the Global Dairy Trade auction Tuesday morning. This is the tenth-consecutive decline putting the index at a record-low 514. The index has lost 451 points since March 3rd and 891 since a year ago. There was a 0.2 percent increase in the cheddar cheese price compared… Read more »

U.K. dairy producers want help

Dairy farmers in Northern Ireland met with Minister of Agriculture Michelle O’Neill and members of their national assembly Agriculture Committee on Thursday in an effort to get the United Kingdom to do something about milk prices. The producers have requested a meeting with U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron. The Belfast Telegraph says the more than 200… Read more »

Dairy program recognized by Neb. Dept. of Health

  The Nebraska Department of Health has presented a “Certificate of Appreciation” to the Midwest Dairy Association, in recognition of that group’s Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program developed by the dairy industry in collaboration with the National Football League and USDA…. Read more »

Prices a little higher on the dairy farm

The June all-milk price gained 20 cents to $16.90 per hundredweight. Prices range from $20.90 in Florida; up 40 cents from May to $15.72 in California up 60 cents from May. The June Milk-to-Feed Ratio is 2.06 compared to 1.96 in May and 2.20 in June of 2014. The price of dairy cows increased in… Read more »

What’s new with poo

The Michigan Innovations in Agriculture Summer Tour this August is focused on manure management. The bus tour, “What’s New with Poo,” will visit four farms in Mid-Michigan that showcase manure based conservation practices and new technologies. Highlights during the program include cover crops in a manure-based system, harvestable buffers and manure separating systems. Clinton County… Read more »

Another call for EU assistance for dairy producers

Northern Ireland’s Agriculture Minister is joining the call for the European Union to raise its dairy intervention price. Michelle O’Neill says dairy farmers have warned they will go out of business if they do not get higher prices for milk. Producers have been getting around 19 PPL (pence per liter), well below the estimated 25… Read more »

New series tackles myths in dairy production

A new web-series is tackling myths in dairy production head-on. Whiteland, Indiana farmer Joe Kelsay is one of three farmers to take part in the new docu-series.  He says “The Udder Truth:” is a proactive effort to address some of the questions the dairy industry faces.  “There are three videos that are out now,” he… Read more »

Ohio State Buckeyes in butter

The American Dairy Association Mideast unveiled their annual butter sculpture at the 2015 Ohio State Fair on Tuesday, July 28. This year’s butter display celebrates the Ohio State Buckeye’s national championship. In addition to the traditional butter cow and calf, the display features life-size sculptures of Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer and mascot… Read more »