Pennsylvania's Center for Dairy Excellence will host the next “Protecting Your Profits” conference call on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 12-12:15 p.m. (Eastern). Alan Zepp, risk management program manager, will review current dairy markets and margins, including opportunities through Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy (LGM-Dairy). The next LGM-Dairy sales period is Aug. 29-30.

The Dairy Margin Protection Program (DMPP) will also be explained in as much detail as is available at that time.

According to Zepp, domestic butter prices and margins are climbing while international butter prices are falling. The call will address this phenomenon and the overall fundamentals of the dairy industry.

Anyone can participate in the free monthly conference call series, but pre-registration is required. To register, call the center at 717-346-0849 with name, phone number, and e-mail address. Once registered, participants will receive the call-in number and information.

In addition to participating live, calls are hosted in a webinar format and recorded, available for later viewing. Past Protecting Your Profits calls can be accessed at www.centerfordairyexcellence under “Dairy Information.”

For more details about the monthly conference call learning series, contact the Center for Dairy Excellence at 717-346-0849 or by e-mail at