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Mark & Bob: Naughty or nice?

Is the 2015 milk price forecast naughty or nice? Mark Stephenson, director of Dairy Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Bob Cropp, dairy economics professor emeritus, share insights into what’s on their list of factors when projecting their dairy forecasts.

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Dairy markets: Digesting USDA’s Milk Production report

Class III and cheese futures continued to rally last Friday ahead of November’s USDA Milk Production report, as trader’s positioned themselves ahead of the report and the Christmas holiday. The milk production numbers fell short of expectations, up 3.4% nationally.

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Wisconsin workshop helps farm families plan for farm succession

UW Center for Dairy Profitability, University of Wisconsin-Platteville and University of Wisconsin-Extension are offering a workshop to help farm families plan for a son, daughter or partner to return to the farm and eventually take over the farm business. The four-day workshop will be offered on the UW-Platteville campus. The dates are Jan. 16 and 17 and Feb. 13 and 14, 2015.

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North Dakota Dairy Cow College back again

Wow, 22 years of Dairy Cow College. Shortly after my transition into the Extension dairy specialist role, I assessed needs and delivery methods. From that effort, this program emerged.
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Be smart and safe around silage

Many producers have started accessing this year’s silage, whether it was put in bunkers, bags or silos. Safety should be a top priority as silage piles are accessed.

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Raising your best calf ever workshops in Iowa, Minn., S.D. & N.D.

Dairy producers are encouraged to attend one of the, one-day workshops, focused on Raising Your Best Calf Ever, hosted by the I-29 Dairy Outreach Consortium. The workshops will be held in South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota and North Dakota beginning January 5, 2015.

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UGA Teaching Dairy welcomes first Jerseys in 40 years

The University of Georgia’s Teach Dairy received an early Christmas present: six well-pedigreed, 9-month-old Jersey heifers. This early holiday gift represents the first Jersey cattle on campus in more than four decades, and a unique learning experience for animal and dairy science students.

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