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In spot cheese, a break below $1.50 cannot be ruled out

Class III traded mixed Tuesday as traders try to reconcile a soaring corn market and a falling cheese market. There is a bias to want to be bullish on Class III here lately, as $1.60 seems “cheap” relative to where we’ve been so far this year. Relative is the key word there as today Chicagoans are walking to work in windbreakers and sweaters because the 50 degrees is “warm” relative to the 20 degrees of last month. FULL STORY »

Class III and cheese markets under pressure

More than 1,000 contracts traded in Class III futures yesterday as prices were once again under attack, dropping as much as 38 cents. The cheese market continues to be under pressure. Block and barrel cheese prices were down 1 ¾ and 2 cents, respectively. FULL STORY »

What’s your contingency plan?

Death, divorce and disability can leave a farm struggling financially if there is no contingency plan in place, says a Purdue University Extension financial planning and tax specialist. A contingency plan defines how a farm will recover from a critical event to resume normal operation. It helps you think clearly in emergency situations so you can avoid trying to solve problems at the last minute. FULL STORY »

Producers honored for their commitment to milk quality

Winners of the 2010 National Dairy Quality Awards (NDQA) program were announced during the National Mastitis Council 50th Annual Meeting, Jan. 23 - 26, in Arlington, Va. Now in its 17th year, the goal of the NDQA program is to honor dairy producers from across the U.S. who have successfully placed top priority on producing milk of the highest quality. FULL STORY »

A tip for managing multi-site dairies

A quality checklist helps the Aardema Group manage multiple locations in Idaho. One of the herd veterinarians makes a visit to each of the dairy’s locations every week. FULL STORY »

Lowering SCC makes cents

Reducing cost and increasing volume are profit winners for every farm, says Jeff Reneau, University of Minnesota extension dairy management specialist. Since disease is a well-known profit robber, and mastitis is one of the most expensive diseases with which dairies must deal, it makes sense and cents for you to tackle it head-on. “Estimated mastitis losses for the U.S. dairy industry are $1 billion per year,” he says. “Ninety percent of this loss is lost production. FULL STORY »

Try this dairy beef management tutorial

Dairy cows represent a major source of the U.S. beef supply. Cows marketed to slaughter can represent up to 15 percent of a dairy's income. In the Western states alone, over 800,000 head (worth about $500 million) are marketed to slaughter every year. This is important to you because new demands on meat packers, resulting from implementation of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point plans, have focused their attention on the quality of cattle coming into the packing plant. And that includes dairy cattle. FULL STORY »

Straw works with a limit-fed ration

If heifers are in a limit-feeding regime, they may benefit from the inclusion of straw alongside their limit-fed ration. FULL STORY »

Mycoplasma isn’t transmitted by contaminated sand bedding

Can calves contract mycoplasma from mycoplasma-contaminated sand bedding? FULL STORY »

Dairy products help boost sales at Domino’s, McDonalds

A Domino’s Pizza executive says his company will not cut back on cheese, despite higher cheese prices. FULL STORY »

Another study establishes importance of vitamin D

Children who are deficient in vitamin D may be more susceptible to allergies. FULL STORY »

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