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PDPW plans New Zealand dairy tour

Discover New Zealand—the country, cows and culture—during the 2016 Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW) International Dairy Tour, Feb. 1-13, 2016.

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DFC: Consumers passionate about Canadian milk

Defending its position on Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, the Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) said a survey of Canadian consumers shows most want the country's dairy industry protected.

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Dairy markets: Spot cheese, butter move higher

It was another higher day for spot markets, as cheddar blocks pushed up 4.5¢ and barrels rallied 2¢. Tightness in the marketplace has caused quite the stir in the spot markets, and many are wondering where the sellers went?

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May-June MPP-Dairy margin is $7.995/cwt.

With USDA’s announcement of June numbers, the average margin for the May-June pay period is $7.995/cwt., meaning only those producers insured at the $8.00/cwt. level will see a small indemnity payment, and even that will be reduced by federal budget sequestration.

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Replacement, cull cow prices remain strong

While the outlook for U.S. milk prices is bearish, quarterly average prices paid for replacement dairy cows maintained strength in July. And, estimated June 2015 cull cow prices averaged $113.00/cwt., down just $1.00/cwt. from May.

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