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Rumen Development in the Dairy Calf

The dairy calf begins its life as a simple stomached animal, yet spends most of its life as a ruminant whose digestion depends largely on fermentation. FULL STORY »

Reconsidering early fall manure applications

Livestock manure has been considered an asset to crop production since the beginning of organized agriculture. Because these manures contain several essential plant nutrients, they contribute to increased crop yields when properly applied to soils. Thus, manure represents a valuable nutrient resource for crop producers. FULL STORY »

Dunn: September dairy outlook

Penn State University’s measure of income over feed costs (IOFC) rose 4% in August, according to the latest Dairy Outlook report from economist Jim Dunn. FULL STORY »

MMPA Constantine, Ovid plants earn SQF certification

Two dairy product manufacturing plants owned by the Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA) were awarded SQF Level 2 certification by the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI). FULL STORY »

Tuesday’s CME Dairy Market Recap

Tuesday gave us a glimpse of the upside potential the Class III may have if cheese prices hold at their current levels. The supply-short butter market continues to shoot higher. FULL STORY »

DHM Numbers: CWT export sales; dairy replacement auctions

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 8 requests for export assistance to sell 1.210 million lbs. of cheddar and Gouda cheese and 11.255 million lbs. of whole milk powder FULL STORY »

Grain and soy prices remained weak Tuesday

Bearish expectations weighed on crop futures again Tuesday. The reduced threat of frost this weekend seemingly triggered fresh selling in the crop markets today, but traders were probably anticipating bearish production revisions on Thursday’s big USDA reports as well. FULL STORY »

Liquid feed tonnage on the rise

Liquid feed tonnage in dairy and beef rations is on the rise, according to the American Feed Industry Association's 2014 Liquid Feed Tonnage Report. FULL STORY »

NMPF, water agency to collaborate on watershed improvements

Dairy, water groups pledge increased cooperation and communication in their efforts to make watershed-level water quality improvements. FULL STORY »

Livestock diverged from weak crop futures Tuesday morning

Bearish expectations continue weighing on crop futures. The reduced threat of frost this weekend seemingly triggered fresh selling in the crop markets this morning, but traders are probably anticipating bearish production revisions on Thursday’s big USDA reports. FULL STORY »

Jolley: Is water the new oil?

We've fought ugly wars over oil. We've developed horrendously expensive infrastructures where nothing existed before so we can transport oil from where it was to where it needed to be. Tankers the size of small cities ply the oceans to bring oil from there to here. FULL STORY »

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