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DHM Numbers: Dairy cow slaughter surges

With milk prices heading lower – and beef prices remaining high – there's been a resurgence of dairy cow culling. With weekly estimates (see below), U.S. dairy cull cow slaughter for the weeks ending Jan. 10 and Jan. 17 totaled 130,000 head, the highest two-week total dating back to March of 2013.


DHM Numbers: 3-D

From Kentucky dairy replacements to weekly prices for dairy products and distillers grains, Dairy Herd Management has the numbers.


With MPP-Dairy behind, attention turns to ARC-CO and PLC

Differences in expected payments between Agricultural Risk Coverage - County Coverage (ARC-CO) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) will be an important factor when making the program choice decisions offered under the 2014 Farm Bill.


Dairy markets: Last week in review

Class III futures were driven higher on Friday, in part due to the surge in dry whey prices. Class III market seems to have entered a period of steady to higher prices, lacking any significant new information.


DHM Numbers: Cattle, CME, consumers

Class III futures: A day in the black

Chicago Mercantile Exchange Class III milk futures prices enjoyed a day in the black on Friday, settling slightly higher for all 12 months.


CME Class III Futures

Jan. 23, 2015



Natural gas prices fall

Natural gas spot prices fall at most locations. After prices rose in trading last Thursday, with forecasts of warmer temperatures and a three-day holiday weekend, prices across the country fell on Friday.


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