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Calves with Sam: Should I switch to 3X milk feeding?

My client asked this question having read a online posting. We talked about their current preweaned management. Colostrum is collected in the calving pen from dams as soon as they are up and steady on their feet. The dairy feeds 4 quarts of quality-tested colostrum in the first hour of life - 100% compliance. All calves are blood tested; a test value below 5.5 is unusual. FULL STORY »

Agriculture, raise your voices!

Consumers have learned to forgive and move on when other professions break their trust, but when it comes to agriculture, there’s no such luck. FULL STORY »

Dairy projects receive EQIP grants

USDA awarded grants to 47 organizations – including several specifically addressing dairy – to help develop conservation ideas for private lands. FULL STORY »

Consumers willing to dig deeper in wallets for beef

Consumers participating in the monthly Food Demand Survey conducted by Oklahoma State University’s Department of Agricultural Economics reported a willingness to pay more for beef compared to last month and last year. FULL STORY »

Monday's CME Dairy Market Recap

Bidder activity in the spot cheese market fueled a mid-day rally in Class III futures. The butter market proved that it may hold at $3.00/lb. a bit longer. FULL STORY »

World Dairy Expo Youth Contests Entries Due Soon

Youth are encouraged to enter World Dairy Expo’s Youth Showmanship Contest. This year’s entry deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. Contest rules and entry forms are available online at the Expo website or in the Premium Book. Entries may also be submitted during Expo in the Administration Office located on the top floor of the Coliseum. FULL STORY »

Corn to see record production for 2014-15

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) September 11 Crop Production report boosted the forecast yield for the 2014/15 U.S. corn crop by 4.3 bushels per acre to 171.7 bushels. FULL STORY »

Cargill fires first shot in legal battle over GMO trade

Cargill Inc's lawsuit against Syngenta AG over rejections of genetically modified U.S. corn by China may be just the start of legal challenges against global seed makers over trade with one of the world's biggest markets. FULL STORY »

Ag markets proved quite mixed Monday

Export news affected the crop markets Monday. After declining Sunday night in reaction to the near-miss on northern Plains frost damage, corn futures seemed set to add to those losses today. FULL STORY »

Ag markets turned generally mixed Monday morning

Export news affected the crop markets Monday morning. After declining Sunday night in reaction to the near-miss on northern Plains frost damage, corn futures seemed set to add to those losses today. FULL STORY »

Dairy markets: Last week in review

The 4Q Class III 2014 pack finished at $21.16/cwt., 28¢ higher on the week, but 2015 Class III futures were mostly lower. Butter spot prices climbed to the $3.00/lb. mark. FULL STORY »

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