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2018 October Dairy Situation & Outlook

Professor Bob Cropp’s  2018 October Outlook full report is now available.  The following is an excerpt from the report… September milk production was estimated to be 1.3% higher than a year ago. Milk cow numbers have declined for four consecutive months, are now 32,000 lower than a year ago and down 41,000 since January. But, improved […]

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Your Work as an Ag Professional: Helping Tame Farm Stress

With dairy farm attrition rates reaching 6 to 7% for this year, farms are facing financial stress which leads to mental stress. Farmers are impacted by chronic stress, stress that they face continuously for a long period of time. As agri-business professionals, help tame farm stress with these tips from UW-Extension & UW Madison Department […]

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September/October Dairy Partner/El Compañero Newsletter

The 2018 September/October Dairy Partner/El Compañero Newsletter is now available online.  This month’s newsletter focuses on fall harvest tips and feed management.   The Dairy Partner/El Compañero is a UW-Extension newsletter designed for dairy farm employees.  Written in both English and Spanish, the newsletter provides basic information about dairy cows, farm safety, and personal health to individuals who work […]

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October 8 Hay Market Report

The October 8th  University of Wisconsin-Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Hay Market Demand and Price Report for the Upper Midwest is now available at https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/forage/h-m-r/. Demand and Sales Comments The hay market this week was a few dollars less this week. Top quality hay continues to bring good prices. Round bales and lower quality hay are discounted. […]