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Dairy markets: Last week in review

Class III and cheese futures ended the first week of September on a slightly weaker note, even amid supportive spot market behavior. FULL STORY »

DHM Numbers: July export picture strong, but changing

July U.S. female dairy cattle exports rebounded a bit in July, but are still on pace to be the lowest annual total since 2010. FULL STORY »

Six videos help New Yorkers learn about dairy at NY State Fair Play video

The Great New York State Fair ran August 1 to September 1, 2014, now 182 years old. But for the second year, the Dairy Cow Birthing Center was the place to be, as fairgoers could watch a calf delivery while enjoying fried food and in-between carnival rides. FULL STORY »

No crash in U.S. farm land seen despite tumbling grain prices

David Fullington paid a "ridiculous" price of $13,600 an acre for a 200-acre (81 hectares) farm in Illinois within the last year. "No regrets at all," Fullington said of the purchase of his neighbor's land, now farmed by a son of one of his partners. FULL STORY »

Markets oversold last week, corn/soy up due to frost fears

Chicago soybean and corn futures rose for a second consecutive session on Monday as agricultural markets drew support from forecasts for potentially unfavourable weather in parts of key growing regions in the United States. FULL STORY »

A Diet Is Only as Good as the Data Used to Formulate It

The typical process of formulating a diet for dairy cows goes as follows: (1) sample the forages on the farm, (2) send the samples to a good lab, (3) when the lab results are available then enter the data into a computer, and (4) formulate the diet using a good dairy cow nutrition model. FULL STORY »

Miner Institute: 2014 corn - bring on the heat

While the 2014 corn season got off to a slow start with a wet May, June, July and August brought well-timed rainfall and adequate heat to support good to very good corn growth in many locations. FULL STORY »

St-Pierre: Milk Prices and Margins

As I write this column in late August, the Class III futures have just closed at $22.24/cwt for August and $23.89/cwt for September. FULL STORY »

Got manure? What's it worth?

Do you wish you had more manure? Do you have too much manure? Got a plan for your manure? Is spreading manure a necessary chore, or is it an opportunity to enhance your bottom line? FULL STORY »

Don't stop: Add CRB (continuous round baler) to your vocabulary

We suggested there was a continuous round baler (CRB) coming to market to our custom round baler on Friday. “That’s impossible!” he exclaimed. FULL STORY »

Tips for timing corn silage harvest

Corn development has accelerated with the recent warm temperatures. Silage harvest has begun in some parts of Ohio with earlier planting dates. FULL STORY »

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