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Certified Animal Welfare Audits for Farms: Part 5 - Audit day

Certified Farm Animal Welfare Audit day has arrived on your farm. Part five in this six part series is meant to give you an idea of what to expect and how to prepare yourself and your employees. FULL STORY »

USDA reports confirm tight cattle supplies

USDA-NASS released both the monthly Cattle on Feed report and the semi-annual Cattle inventory report on Friday, July 25. Both reports helped to confirm why cattle and beef prices have continued to increase to record high levels. FULL STORY »

U.S dairy cow numbers up, but replacement heifer numbers lower

There are expectations of continued moderate U.S. dairy herd expansion this year into 2015. However, U.S. dairy farmers will have to do it with fewer available replacement heifers. FULL STORY »

Congressional districts part of USDA Ag Census profile

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the 2012 Census of Agriculture Congressional District Profiles for the 113th Congress. FULL STORY »

CWT assists with 3.9 million lbs. of cheese, WMP export sales

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 8 requests for export assistance to sell 1.645 million lbs. of cheddar cheese, and 2.222 million lbs. of whole milk powder to customers in North Africa, Central and South America. FULL STORY »

GIs becoming growing cheese trade barrier

A new and growing type of trade barrier involving common food names has emerged, restricting access to the Korean market for key U.S. cheeses FULL STORY »

Tuesday’s CME Dairy Market Recap

The bullish trend continued in Class III Tuesday after another supportive spot cheese market. Sept – Dec contracts settled 10 to 31 cents higher on light volume. FULL STORY »

Vaccination: A viable but complex option

Intertwined with the issue of a secure milk supply, and secure pork and beef supplies, is the question of FMD vaccination and how various vaccination strategies might apply within outbreak scenarios. FULL STORY »

Ag markets had a bad day Tuesday

Favorable weather forecasts depressed corn futures Tuesday. Talk of dry early-August weather has supported the crop markets lately, but the latest forecasts suggest conditions will remain cool, with a possibility of widespread rain next week. FULL STORY »

Putting the brakes on bacteria growth in colostrum

A nationwide study of colostrum revealed that 45 percent of all samples had a total plate count of greater than 100,000 colony forming units (cfu) per ml, a level associated with calf illness. Only 23 percent of refrigerated samples had less than 100,000 cfu/ml. FULL STORY »

Ag markets remained weak Wednesday morning

Favorable weather forecasts depressed corn futures. Talk of dry early-August weather has supported the crop markets lately, but the latest forecasts suggest conditions will remain cool, with a possibility of widespread rain next week. FULL STORY »

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