June 2020 Dairy Situation & Outlook

Dairy Situation and Outlook, June 18, 2020 By Bob Cropp, Professor Emeritus University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension University of Wisconsin-Madison Milk prices have been volatile, but it looks like volatility will be a record in 2020. In January, the Class III prices was $17.05. By May it had fallen to $12.14. But it looks like […]

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Dairy Situation and Outlook, May 20, 2020

Dairy Situation and Outlook, May 20, 2020 By Bob Cropp, Professor Emeritus University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension University of Wisconsin-Madison Milk price forecasts can change rather dramatically from one month to another. This is the situation between the April price forecast and the May forecast. In April it looked like the May Class III price […]

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Strategies to Reduce Milk Production with Limited Impacts on Future Production

The current dairy market situation with reduced demand for products has caused excess product to build up at some dairy processing plants. To reduce milk supply, some dairy producers have been instructed to reduce milk shipped with some feeding excess milk to calves, heifers, and lactating cows, or disposing of milk into manure storage facilities or land spreading.

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Dairy Situation and Outlook, April 21, 2020

By Bob Cropp, Professor Emeritus University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension University of Wisconsin-Madison COVID-19 resulted in the closing of schools, conferences, restaurants, food service, sporting events and other activities. The sales of milk and dairy products was seriously impacted, particularly cheese and butter. As people were advised to stay home retail sales increased as did […]

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