Four individuals were recognized for their outstanding service to World Dairy Expo. Alan Deming, Sandy Horn, Doug Williams and Token Creek Mobile Television, Inc. each received a certificate recognizing their dedication to Expo.
By Brad Heins, Assistant professor, University of Minnesota Extension
We have long known that beef cows and older dairy heifers can thrive with minimal shelter during Minnesota winters. In contrast, milk cows have generally been kept indoors, in part because they were milked in tie-stall barns. More recently, curtain-sided free stall barns have become the standard housing of new construction for larger herds.
Prices in U.S. wholesale markets have further to fall in coming months, and the onset of price recovery may also kick in later, as the local market cycle continues to lag behind the offshore market, according to the latest Dairy Quarterly report from the Rabobank Food & Agribusiness Research (FAR) and Advisory Group.
After a momentary move upward early in the day, Class III futures quickly weakened, forcefully erasing any positive price action and continuing to march lower. The full year 2015 pack finished 29¢ lower, at $15.74/cwt.