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
June 21, 2018: Dairy Week in Review
US milk production growth is increasing at a slower rate, up 0.8 percent from a year ago to 19.1 billion pounds. Production per cow was up 15 pounds from a year ago to 2,031 pounds. Cow numbers were 3,000 head higher than a year ago, up 2,000 head from April. When adjusted on a daily basis, May’s total US milk production was actually down 0.3 percent from April, with milk per cow also falling 0.3 percent. LEARN MORE.
MARKETS & MANAGEMENT UPDATE
June 21, 2018: Markets and Management
The primary market for dairy products is people, not animals. We compete for space in consumer’s stomachs with a highly nutritious product, but shoppers have many food choices, and every stomach is physically limited on the amount that it can hold. READ MORE.
CENTER FOCUS COLUMN
Goodness That Matters
This week the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the Pennsylvania dairy industry rolled out a new campaign with the tagline, “Choose PA Dairy: Goodness That Matters.” You should start seeing it on billboards, in the media and at events over the summer. Our goal is to leverage the recent media attention around the dairy situation to remind our non-farm neighbors and friends how important dairy is to fueling healthier bodies and healthier communities in the commonwealth.