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.
DAIRY WEEK IN REVIEW
January 18: Dairy Week in Review
The latest USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report lowered the expected US milk production due to slower anticipated growth in the dairy herd combined with slower growth in milk production per cow. Read more
MARKETS & MANAGEMENT UPDATE
January 19, 2018 Markets & Management Update
Analyze your dairy: Each winter Joe Dairyman spends some of those cold snowy days looking at his business. Joe is currently compiling last year’s financial records for his tax return. Read more
CENTER FOCUS COLUMN
Finding Faith in the World
The holiday season is my favorite time of the year because it’s the season when we are all reminded to simply believe. Whether it is in the greater good of humankind or in a little babe in a manger, this season is the one time in the year when we are willing to look beyond our own frustrations and have faith in what we do not see.
As dairy farm families and those working in agriculture, faith is what pushes us forward despite the challenges we face. Each year we plant crops with faith that the rain will come, the sun will shine and the crops will grow. Every time a calf is born, we feed her and care for her in faith that she’ll one day grow into a productive member of our herd. We have all experienced years when it doesn’t happen that way. And yet, we continue to believe with faith in what the future holds. READ MORE.