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.
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¢.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
Brazil's antitrust authority cleared French food company Lactalis to buy dairy units from food processor BRF SA (BRFS3.SA) for 1.8 billion reais ($594 million), an item in the government gazette said on Wednesday.
North Dakota now allows “corporate farming,” at least depending on your definition. The new law, signed by Governor Jack Dalrymple March 20, eases an 83-year-old ban on non-family corporate ownership of dairy and swine operations.
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.
Betaseed® Feed Beets presented its first Pioneer Award to California dairy farmer Tony DeGroot. The award recognized DeGroot for being instrumental in spreading the word about the value of Feed Beets for dairy herds.