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1.2 million pounds of cheese and WMP in latest CWT exports

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 8 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold), and Tillamook County Creamery Association who have contracts to sell 1.122 million pounds (509 metric tons) of Cheddar, Gouda, and Monterey Jack cheese and 85,980 pounds (39 metric tons) of whole milk powder to customers in Asia, the Middle East, and Central and South America. The product has been contracted for delivery in the period from April through October 2015.


Farm Credit East plans dairy webinar

Farm Credit East will host a free webinar to review 2014 and discuss the 2015 dairy market, May 4, 11 a.m.-noon (Eastern). “Dairy Update – 2014 Summary Report/2015 Outlook” is open to dairy farmers and other interested parties.


Dairy markets: Last week in review

The Class III market took a bit of a breather to close out last week after some big price movements. With the two major reports both supportive to the Class III market, and blocks up 3.5¢, May Class III futures were up 32¢; June was up a massive 65¢.


USDA awards almost $3 million in research grants to increase food security through improved livestock health

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced three grants designed to boost food security by minimizing livestock losses to insects and diseases. The awards to support research, education, and Extension efforts were made through NIFA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), which is authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.


Consumers don't care that farmers are "feeding the world"

"We're feeding the world" is a mantra often used by those involved in farming and food to build support for modern food production systems. However, the latest research from The Center for Food Integrity (CFI) shows that most consumers don't seem to care.


Cyclicity in dairy cows: Defining the issue

Open cows that aren't cycling normally can hamper successful reproduction. This article, the first in a series on cyclicity, defines the terms anovulation and anestrous. Though similarly problematic, the causes and potential corrective actions for anovulation or anestrous conditions in a dairy cow are different.


ADSA Foundation will publish third edition of Large Dairy Herd Management

To benefit a broad segment of the global dairy industry, the ADSA Foundation will undertake another major initiative, this time to meet the growing information needs of dairy farmers, service professionals, and students worldwide. In 1978, a symposium designed specifically to produce a book, Large Dairy Herd Management (LDHM), was held in Gainesville, Florida.


Michigan detects 61st bovine TB case via annual testing

The first positive TB case in Michigan in 2015 was found via routine bovine tuberculosis (TB) surveillance testing, Michigan's department of agriculture announced Friday. This marks the 61st case of bovine TB found since 1998 in Michigan, which has had a string of infections in the northeastern Lower Peninsula due to high cattle and white-tailed deer populations passing the infectious bacterial disease.


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