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WASDE: 2015 milk production outlook raised

USDA’s World Ag Supply & Demand Estimates report reduced projected 2014 milk production, but raised estimates for 2015 with growth in output per cow expected to rise with relatively lower-priced feed. FULL STORY »

Dunn: October dairy outlook

Penn State University’s measure of income over feed costs (IOFC) rose 0.4% in September, according to the latest Dairy Outlook report from economist Jim Dunn. FULL STORY »

Profit tips: Reducing insemination intervals

The success of combining estrus detection with timed AI hinges on conception rates FULL STORY »

Friday's CME Dairy Market Recap

The Class III market sold off Friday despite the buying interest in the spot cheese market. FULL STORY »

Study: Mastitis treatment methods need some work

Farmers and veterinarians should work together to create better protocols, concluded the study. 22 cows on 8 of the 51 studied farms were involved in extra-label treatments in conflict with U.S. regulations. FULL STORY »

2%, whole milk taken from Wash. state WIC program

If your food dollars come from the Women, Infants, and Children program (WIC) and you live in Washington State, you better get used to low fat milk, said the Washington State Department of Health on Tuesday in a press release. FULL STORY »

Livestock markets posted disparate reactions to the USDA data

Corn futures suffered a belated bearish reaction to Friday’s USDA data. Corn had declined in concert with soybeans prior to the release of today’s 11:00 AM CDT release of the USDA’s Crop Production and Supply/Demand (WASDE) reports. FULL STORY »

Bacon cheeseburgers costing just a bit more

Shoppers are paying slightly more for food at the grocery store compared to the first half of 2014. Higher retail prices for beef and pork products such as ground chuck and bacon, among other foods, resulted in a slight increase in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s latest Semi-Annual Marketbasket Survey. FULL STORY »

Dogs, hogs, cows: 'Animal pharm' catches Wall Street's attention

Cancer drugs for cats, pain relief for dogs, diarrhea drugs for hogs and hormones for dairy cattle: The "animal pharm" industry is increasingly drawing the interest of Wall Street investors. FULL STORY »

USDA expands access to credit for beginning and family farmers

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will improve farm loans by expanding eligibility and increasing lending limits to help more beginning and family farmers. FULL STORY »

Miner Institute Vet's Corner: COWVAL and cow management

The COWVAL module in Dairy Comp 305 is a tool that can help augment daily management decisions for individual cows by providing an objective calculation based on industry-level economics, herd performance, and individual cow performance data. FULL STORY »

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