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
November 17, 2017: Dairy Week in Review
USDA has lowered its milk production estimates for both 2017 and 2018 from a month ago, based on a slower than expected growth in milk production per cow and slightly lower cow numbers, according to the latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. Read more
MARKETS & MANAGEMENT UPDATE
November 17, 2017 Markets & Management Update
November: The market fundamentals behind world and domestic dairy product prices make it difficult for anyone to anticipate stronger milk prices in the near future. National dairy cow numbers have been stable over the past five months, but they are not falling. Read more:
CENTER FOCUS COLUMN
Difficult Decisions on the Farm
It’s that time of year when kids yell “Trick or Treat” and teenagers flock to the latest Halloween-frightful movie that’s out. Green-eyed monsters, rickety skeletons and frightening scarecrows line our porches and front yards, as we go on Ghost Walks and delight in finding ways to scare each other.
If you’re involved in the dairy industry right now, though, you don’t need to create reasons to be scared. The marketing environment right now is frightening enough. A growing milk supply in the Northeast coupled with a declining demand for Class I or bottled fluid milk has put our region into a tailspin.