Professor Marcia Endres outlines her dairy management and welfare research group's findings from 2014, highlighting automatic calf feeders, work on close-up dry cow stocking, and management practices of large dairy operations in the Upper Midwest.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed agency staff to create and deliver an updated Animal Welfare Strategy plan within 60 days, according to an internal email reviewed by Reuters.
After a wet November and December, many remained optimistic that it would be a sign that California’s drought would be lessened significantly. Though California’s rains may have eased drought anxiety, it has fallen far short of ending the drought.
Currently 78 percent of the state is in extreme or worse drought, unchanged from last week’s report.
Class III futures were driven higher on Friday, in part due to the surge in dry whey prices. Class III market seems to have entered a period of steady to higher prices, lacking any significant new information.