DHM Numbers: Weekly dairy cow slaughter under federal inspection bounced back during the first week of December, typical of a post holiday-shortened Thanksgiving week.
Pennsylvania dairy replacement auction prices were steady to slightly higher.
Today, Finland’s largest dairy farm Finnmilk, with 600 cows, opens its doors to the public as it starts milk production with the DeLaval AMR™ (Automated Milking Rotary).
Finnmilk was established in 2013. The shareholders are Ari Teppo, Katja & Juhani Korkiamäki and Petter Sandelin. They have experience with robotic milking since 2003 when they installed several DeLaval VMS™. Their milk yield is high with an average of over 10 000 kg.
In its December Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), EIA expects that average heating oil expenditures by households that use oil as their primary heating fuel during the 2014-15 winter will be 27% ($632) below last winter's expenditures.
The Class III futures plummet continues for most of 2015. While nearby months turned positive amid stability in spot pricing, deferred (August and September 2015) contracts posted the steepest losses in yesterday’s session.