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
December 5, 2018: Dairy Week in Review
After more than 10 sessions of declines, the dairy price index on the latest Global Dairy Trade auction was up 2.2 percent to $2,819 per metric ton. Butter milk powder drove the increase, up 16.9 percent, while butter, whole milk powder and skim milk powder were up 2.7, 2.5 and 0.3 percent, respectively. Read more
MARKETS & MANAGEMENT UPDATE
December 6, 2018: Markets and Management
Market drivers: There is not one simple cause of the financial stress on Northeast dairy farms. The average of the Pennsylvania All Milk Price from January 2013 through December 2015 was $21.85. Read more
CENTER FOCUS COLUMN
Back to School, Back to Fuller Fat
As the calendar flips to August, families across the country prepare to go back to school. For me, it always seems like the last days of summer are in late July, just before our fair. After that, my boys start team practices and, in a blink of an eye, they’re back in school. My oldest is a senior this year, and as I look back on the last 12 years, I am amazed at the influence school has had on him.
It’s not just about the learning aspects of school, although that will shape his life forever. It’s also about the friendships he has built with his classmates, along with the values and lessons he has learned through the relationships he has built with his teachers. It’s the parents who watched him grow up along side their own children, and the coaches who shaped his mind while they were shaping his athletic skills.