New York Dairy Farm Recognized For Innovative Practices
The Olean Times Herald reports a New York dairy farm was recognized by the New York Farm Bureau for using robotics to enhance milking production and efficiency.

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Temple Grandin's Recent Ohio Presentation, Online
As you likely know, Temple Grandin was in Columbus recently to speak at the Animal Welfare Symposium hosted by the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Her presentation is now posted on-line, and well worth the hour invested in listening to and viewing all of it. Go directly to it by clicking on this link.

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Roberts Report: U.S. Cattle Herd At Its Smallest In 50 Years
California cow numbers are up 4,000 for the last three months and milk production for the July-November period was up 5.1% from this time last year. Production per cow was up 3.0 lbs at 63.3 lbs/day and 5+% over last year’s rate. CWT okayed 17 bids for export assistance on 2.0 mi lbs of cheese. Next Monday pit trading of dairy options will be offered by the CME Group. USDA put first-quarter class III price range estimates at $13.20-$14.30/cwt. The graphs below show recent trends permeating the dairy industry.

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Dairy Farmers Face Cost-Price Squeeze, Says MU FAPRI
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Dairy producers face a cost-price squeeze for the first half of 2011, University of Missouri dairy economists report.

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Audio Report: Assessing Dairy Economics
Here at year’s end, dairy producers would do well to assess the costs and returns to this past year’s production. K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk says the idea is to identify areas, especially in cost management, that could be improved, leading to a better bottom line next year.

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