UW-Extension Fond du Lac County aims to make Fond du Lac County agriculture strong and competitive while conserving and protecting natural resources.

July 19 and 26, 2021 Ag Newsletters Now Online

Your Ag team at Extension Fond du Lac County has posted the most recent e-newsletter! If you’re not already receiving it, take a minute to sign up with this form. Recent FDL County Ag Updates contain the following timely news: July 26, 2021 Email Newsletter Determining Dairy Profitability When Using Beef Semen Center for Dairy […]

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July 13, 2021 Ag Newsletter Now Online

Your Ag team at Extension Fond du Lac County has posted the most recent e-newsletter! If you’re not already receiving it, take a minute to sign up with this form. Recent FDL County Ag Updates contain the following timely news: It’s Fair Week Five Minute Farm Focus Video: Accelerated Calf Feeding Program Hay MArket Report: […]

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June 28, 2021 Ag Newsletter Now Online

Your Ag team at Extension Fond du Lac County has posted the most recent e-newsletter! If you’re not already receiving it, take a minute to sign up with this form. Recent FDL County Ag Updates contain the following timely news: Happy 4th of July Dairy x Beef Calf Management Survey June 2021 Dairy Situation and […]

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June 2021 Dairy Situation and Outlook

University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Agriculture & Center for Dairy Profitability Emeritus Professor Bob Cropp Cheese prices are much weaker in June than early May with dry whey prices lower and butter prices higher. In early May on the CME cheddar barrels were $1.81 per pound, 40-pound cheddar blocks $1.80, dry whey $0.66 and […]

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June 21, 2021 Ag Newsletter Now Online

Your Ag team at Extension Fond du Lac County has posted the most recent e-newsletter! If you’re not already receiving it, take a minute to sign up with this form. Recent FDL County Ag Updates contain the following timely news: Video: Calves Feel the Heat Too! Hay Market Report – June 14 Video: Three Herbicide-Resistant […]

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Calves Feel the Heat Too!

During extreme cold or hot temperatures, calves utilize extra nutrients to maintain their core body temperature. The temperature range at which a calf uses no additional energy to maintain its core body temperature is called the thermoneutral zone. For a newborn calf, a calf maintains its core body temperature with no additional nutrients from 50° F […]

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May 2021 Dairy Situation and Outlook

May 20, 2021 Milk prices continue to strengthen since their low in February. The February Class III price was $15.75 and had increased to $17.67 in April with May forecasted to be around $18.90. The February Class IV price was $13.19 and had increased to $15.42 in April with May forecasted to around $16.20. The […]

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June 14, 2021 Ag Newsletter Now Online

Your Ag team at Extension Fond du Lac County has posted the most recent e-newsletter! If you’re not already receiving it, take a minute to sign up with this form. Recent FDL County Ag Updates contain the following timely news: Summer Feed Storage and Feed Bunk Management with Video Video: Terminating Rye Cover Crops Events: […]

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June 7, 2021 Ag Newsletter Now Online

Your Ag team at Extension Fond du Lac County has posted the most recent e-newsletter! If you’re not already receiving it, take a minute to sign up with this form. Recent FDL County Ag Updates contain the following timely news: Video: Field Traffic in Alfalfa New and Updated Weed Identification Factsheets Video: Waterhemp in Wisconsin […]

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May 17, 2021 Ag Newsletter Now Online

Your Ag team at Extension Fond du Lac County has posted the most recent e-newsletter! If you’re not already receiving it, take a minute to sign up with this form. Recent FDL County Ag Updates contain the following timely news: Video: Socially Stable Calving Pens Hay Market Report – May 10 Center for Dairy Profitability […]

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