Dairy Information

The center publishes market and industry information regularly to help dairy producers and industry stakeholders stay informed and make better business decisions. This section includes the latest information published by the Center for Dairy Excellence.

Market Information: Just In!

DAIRY WEEK IN REVIEW

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June 16, 2017: Dairy Week in Review

The May Class III milk price was announced at $15.57 per hundredweight, up 35 cents from last month and up $2.81 from last year. The Class IV milk price was $14.49 per cwt., up 48 cents from April and $1.40 above a year ago levels. CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S REPORT.

MARKETS & MANAGEMENT UPDATE

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June 16, 2017: Markets and Management

Analyze Your Business: Where will I receive the best return on investment
in my farm? Each business has unique strengths and weaknesses.
Some farms need to increase milk production. Some need to lower feed
costs. Some should focus on calves or heifers, and a few may need to work
on milk quality. CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S REPORT.

CENTER FOCUS COLUMN

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Life Lessons on the Farm

Balancing work and family life is difficult for anyone, but it can be especially challenging for those who live and work with their family. On a dairy farm, it is easy to get caught up in the pressures of the day-to-day tasks coupled with the other stresses that farming can bring and forget about the roles that matter most in our lives. Years ago, just before I became a mom, a friend of mine gave me a book and, inside its cover, she wrote, “This will be the most important job you will ever have.” She was right. READ MORE.