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
February 23 : Dairy Week in Review
Milk production isn’t slowing down at all. According to the USDA Milk Production Report, milk production in the US increased by 1.8 percent from a year ago in January to 18.45 billion pounds, up 2.1 percent from December. Read more
MARKETS & MANAGEMENT UPDATE
February 23, 2018 Markets & Management Update
FEBRUARY: The days are getting longer, but dealing with the mud and smaller milk checks does not help the mood on dairy farms today. Spring weather and stronger milk prices will come in due course. 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.