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Penn State cost comparisons: Milk replacer vs. whole milk vs. waste milk

We recently evaluated the costs of feeding pasteurized milk to calves in comparison to other feeding systems considering current market conditions. To do so, we utilized a spreadsheet tool we developed a few years ago with colleagues at Virginia Tech. The results may surprise you.

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Too much, or too little - Managing feed refusals

To ensure constant feed availability and account for feed refusal or weigh back, you must deliver more feed to a pen of dairy cows than those cows will consume. Common recommendations in dairy circles indicate producers should expect 2 to 5 percent feed refusal or weigh back.

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CWT assists with 2.9 million lbs. of cheese, butter export sales

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 11 requests for export assistance to sell 2.477 million lbs. of cheddar, Gouda, and Monterey Jack cheese and 385,809 lbs. of butter to customers in Asia, the Middle East, and the South Pacific.

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Trade Promotion Authority approval backed by NMPF/USDEC

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) today jointly urged Congress to enact new Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation, saying it is crucial to securing well-negotiated trade agreements, including a Pacific Rim pact that must open key markets to more U.S. dairy products.

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