ORANGE CITY, Iowa – The I-29 Moo University 2023 Dairy Webinar Series continues Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. CDT. The webinar will feature “KeepOrBeef,” a new app from Dairy Records Management Systems (DRMS).
Greg Palas, manager of DRMS support services at Iowa State University, will lead a discussion and demonstration of how the program can be accessed and used by dairy producers.
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AMF index up 5.3%, average price US$4,787/MT
Butter index up 3.8%, average price US$4,723/MT
BMP not offered
Ched index down 1.7%, average price US$4,044/MT
LAC index not available, average price not available
SMP index up 5.4%, average price US$2,400/MT
WMP index up 4.6%, average price US$2,799/MT
Full results have been published on www.globaldairytrade.info.
The milk production forecasts for 2023 and 2024 are lowered from last month. The cow inventory
is reduced, reflecting the average July 2023 cow number reported in the recent Milk Production
report. The reduction in cow numbers is expected to continue through 2023 and into the first half
of 2024 as returns remain under pressure. For 2023, output-per-cow is forecast to increase at a
lower rate than previously expected on recent data and the expected impact of high temperatures during the summer. However, the forecast of milk per cow for 2024 is unchanged.
Continue reading “WASDE Lowers Milk Production For 2023 And 2024”
The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team’s 2023 Dairy Webinar Series continues Wednesday, September 27 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. CDT, with a focus on feeding for protein and profit.
“The August protein price moved up to 2.08 from the July price of 1.15. This refocuses producer interest on increasing the protein content of their milk,” notes Iowa State University and Extension Dairy Specialist Fred Hall.
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The I-29 Moo University 2023 Dairy Webinar Series continues on Tuesday, September 19 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. CDT with a focus on feeding fodder to dairy cattle.
The webinar will feature Brad Heins, Professor of Organic Dairy Management at the University of Minnesota’s West Central Research Center in Morris, Minnesota.
Continue reading “I-29 Moo University Presents Evaluation of Fodder Production Systems for Dairy Farms Webinar On September 19”
The National Mastitis Council (NMC) named Michelle Buckley, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa among the eight selected as its 2024 Scholars.
The graduate students won an expense-paid trip to attend the 63rd NMC Annual Meeting, scheduled for Jan. 29-Feb. 1, in Dallas. This program strives to support the development of future udder health, milking management and milk quality specialists.
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All hay prices in Iowa averaged $171.00 per ton in July according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Agricultural Prices report. This was $2.00 above the June price and $21.00 above the July 2022 price.
Continue reading “Iowa Hay Prices Continues To Rises”
Milk production in Iowa during July 2023 totaled 502 million pounds, up 2 percent from the previous July according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report. The average number of milk cows during July, at 240,000 head, was unchanged from last month but up 4,000 from July 2022. Monthly production per cow averaged 2,090 pounds, up 10 pounds from last July.
Continue reading “Iowa Milk Production Up 2 Percent YOY”
The USDA Farm Service Agency administers a Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) for livestock owners who have livestock deaths exceeding normal mortality caused by eligible adverse weather, such as extreme heat stress.
Continue reading “Disaster Assistance for Livestock Losses Due to Heat Stress”
North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge® (NAIDC) recently elected new leadership, including three new board members and Executive Committee.
The NAIDC Executive Committee for 2023-24 includes:
- Chair: Cathy Myers, DVM, Amelicor, Fresno, CA.
- Vice Chair: Alex White, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.
- Associate Vice Chair: Jeffrey Elliot, Balchem, Amarillo, TX.
- Finance Chair: Dave Thorbahn, Select Sires, Plain City, OH.
- Programs and Engagement Chair: Gail Carpenter, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
- Program Chair: Ted Halbach, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
NAIDC is an innovative event for students in dairy programs at North American post-secondary institutions. Its mission is to develop tomorrow’s dairy leaders and enhance progress of the dairy industry by providing education, communication and networking among students, producers, and agribusiness and university personnel.