What’s Standing Alfalfa Worth in 2020?

One of the challenges for pricing standing hay is the lack of an established commodity market like corn or soybeans. Another challenge is multiple cuttings with different quality and yield, versus a single year end harvest for grain crops. As a result, the price for standing hay often varies from farm to farm, even between […]

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WI DNR COVID-19 Environmental Compliance Roadmap

Please see the attached documents outlining the Wisconsin DNR’s Environmental Compliance Roadmap in response to the COVID–19 pandemic. Additional information can be found at the DHS website and the CDC website. COVID19_EnvironmentalComplianceProcessFINAL.pdf COVID-19 COMPLIANCE RELEASE.pdf

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July 2019 Dairy Situation & Outlook

Dairy Situation and Outlook, July 22, 2019 By Bob Cropp, Professor Emeritus University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension/University of Wisconsin-Madison Milk production running below a year ago, modest growth in dairy product sales, dairy exports while lower than a year are still supportive of milk prices and improved dairy stocks levels are all contributing to a […]

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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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Finding the Balance-Management of Calf Health Versus Cost of Production

Margins in the dairy industry continue to tighten. Dairy farms are seeking opportunities to control costs, but also maximize the health of their heifers as dairy replacements are the foundation for genetic progress and improvement of the herd. Since 1997, UW-Extension has sought to provide economic information on dairy replacements with four unique replications of […]

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