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 19, 2017: Dairy Week in Review
The European Union’s milk production fell year-over-year for the sixth straight month, with November production down 3.6 percent from a year ago to 11.5 million metric tons, or 25.25 billion pounds. CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S REPORT
MARKETS & MANAGEMENT UPDATE
January 20, 2017: Markets and Management
Maximize your milk price: Since the federal order price reform in 2000, Joe Dairyman’s milk check has been built from the total pounds of butterfat, nonfat solids, protein, and other solids that were sold that month. The grey bars on the graph below represent the butterfat percentage for the monthly U.S. All Milk Price. The black line represents the average monthly protein percentage of all milk pooled in federal order one. It shows the winter peaks, summer slumps and illustrates the gradual increase in average butterfat and protein percentage since 2007. CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK’S REPORT
CENTER FOCUS COLUMN
Did you ever have a family member or friend look at you and say, “That which does not kill us only makes us stronger.” I can remember countless times when I have heard this quote. It’s used often to help people get through tough times — anything from a challenging academic course to a new project at work to economic hardships and even battles with cancer and other health scares. And it is so true. Whenever you’ve been through a tough time, you come out stronger and more prepared to work through it next time.