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Cooperatives representing 200,000 cows, just 97 farms, merge

Select Milk Producers, Inc. and Continental Dairy Products, Inc., cooperative milk marketing associations, announced their merger today, effective September 1, 2014. FULL STORY »

Miner Institute: One more look at mixed parity pens

Let’s focus on the first-calf heifer competing in a mixed pen with older, mature cows. Many heifers will struggle to meet their genetic potential when competing with older cows – and it is not a new story. FULL STORY »

Rebuilding U.S. Animal Industries

Everyone is familiar with the phrase, "What goes up must come down!" Grain prices seem to be following this old axiom, with substantial questions remaining of "how far down?" For U.S. animal product consumption the phrase could be reversed, "What goes down must come up!" FULL STORY »

DHM Numbers: California Class 4 up; US fluid sales down

California’s August 2014 Class 4b price, at $19.96/cwt., is $1.27 more than a month earlier, and $3.64 more than August 2013. FULL STORY »

Tuesday’s CME Dairy Market Recap

Front month contracts rallied in Class III Tuesday after another bullish day in the spot cheese market. FULL STORY »

Corn crop still best in 20 years

It appears little can stop the U.S. corn crop ratings from climbing for yet another week FULL STORY »

Ag markets posted divergent moves Tuesday

The corn market followed wheat lower Tuesday. The grain and soy futures began the week trading firmly, although there was little fresh news. FULL STORY »

Calves with Sam: Clean Colostrum

I had an opportunity to collect colostrum samples on Thursday last week. One sample was from the collection bucket. The cow had calved about 30 minutes ago - she was up, steady on her feet and was busy licking her calf. After she was restrained the caregiver cleaned up the teats and milked her into a clean collection bucket. After a gallon of colostrum was poured off for feeding the calf I collected my sample from the bucket. A bacteria culture showed 6,500 cfu/ml Staph species. FULL STORY »

LFP enrollment deadline near to avoid payment reduction

USDA Livestock Forage Disaster Program payments are subject to mandated payment reductions for those who make appointments too late. FULL STORY »

Ag markets diverged Tuesday morning

The corn market seems directionless at midday Tuesday. FULL STORY »

U.S. dairy groups oppose Canadian cheese market access restrictio

A coalition of 16 dairy companies and organizations are joining to fight a plan to further restrict U.S. access to the tight Canadian cheese market. FULL STORY »

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