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2019 May Dairy Situation & Outlook

Dairy Situation and Outlook, May 20, 2019 By Bob Cropp, Professor Emeritus University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension University of Wisconsin-Madison Increases in milk production well below one percent from last quarter of 2018 and going into this year with February milk production just 0.1% higher than a year ago, March production actually 0.6% lower than […]

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2019 April Dairy Situation & Outlook

Dairy Situation and Outlook, April 22, 2019 Bob Cropp, Professor Emeritus University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension/University of Wisconsin-Madison Milk production in March fell 0.4% below a year ago. This follows a 0.9% more milk than a year ago in January and just 0.1% more milk for February. Milk cow numbers which have been declining since […]

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What is 2019 Standing Alfalfa Worth?

One of the challenges when pricing standing hay is the lack of a formal commodity market like we have for corn or soybeans. Another challenge is multiple cuttings during the same growing season versus a single year-end harvest for grain crops often with more variation in quality, as well as yield. As a result, the […]

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4-State Dairy Nutrition Conference

Learn the latest information in dairy nutrition and management by attending the 2019 Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference on June 12 and 13 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa. This premier conference will feature information on dealing with today’s economic environment and the newest research to improve profit. Elanco animal health’s pre-conference […]

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2019 March Dairy Situation & Outlook

Dairy Situation and Outlook, March 19, 2019 By Bob Cropp, Professor Emeritus University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension University of Wisconsin-Madison Good news for improved milk prices is milk production continues to slow. For the last quarter of 2018 milk production was just 0.5% above a year earlier. January’s production was up 0.9%, and February was […]

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