Dairy Information

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.

Market Information: Just In!

DAIRY WEEK IN REVIEW

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October 20, Dairy Week in Review

The November Class I milk price was announced at $16.41 per hundredweight,down 3 cents from last month but up $1.63 from a year ago.  The latest USDA Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook is forecasting cow numbers to continue to grow to 9.4 million head by the end of 2017, up 5,000 head from last month’s estimates. Read More

MARKETS & MANAGEMENT UPDATE

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October 20, 2017 Markets & Management Update

Powder Inventories: After two years of break-even margins, Joe Dairyman has been hoping milk check prices will improve. Over the past 18 months, Class III milk prices have fluctuated between $15.60 and $17.60. Where are they headed now? Read more

CENTER FOCUS COLUMN

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Safety Month Reminder to Be Safe

As farmers, all too often we wear our injuries like badges of honor. “This scar is from the time I got caught in the gate,” “This is the bruise where the cow kicked me,” “This is where the Kubota backed into me.” But as any soldier would tell you, badges of honor are often reminders of how close we’ve come to tragedy.  For my son, it’s the scar on his arm that reminds him not to run behind the vertical feed mixer or any equipment when it’s backing up, and for me, it’s the broken collarbone that reminds me not to put myself between an off-balance cow and the gate next to her. READ MORE.