Global Dairy Trade Event 270 concluded with the GDT Price Index up 0.4%

Key Results

AMF index down 0.5%, average price US$4,110/MT
Butter index up 3.3%, average price US$3,678/MT
BMP not offered
Ched index up 3.0%, average price US$3,803/MT
LAC index down 8.0%, average price US$1,087/MT
SMP index down 0.2%, average price US$2,851/MT
SWP index not available, average price not available
WMP index up 0.3%, average price US$3,037/MT

Full results have been published on www.globaldairytrade.info

Iowa Milk Production Up 3 Percent OverSeptember 2019

Milk production in Iowa during September 2020 totaled 439 million pounds, up 3% from the previous September according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report. The average number of milk cows during September, at 219,000 head, was 1,000 more than last month and 2,000 more than last year. Monthly production per cow averaged 2,005 pounds, up 35 pounds from last September.

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Monthly Dairy Webinar: What Does This Season’s Corn Silage Look Like?

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team monthly webinar series continues on Wednesday, October 21 from 12 noon to 1 pm. This program “What does this season’s corn silage look like?” features a presentation Neal Wininger, Feed and Forage Consultant, Dairyland Labs Arcadia, Wisconsin.

Neal Wininger, Feed and Forage Consultant, Dairyland Labs will discuss what the lab analysis from this year’s corn silage samples are telling him about the quality of the crop and what producers can anticipate about how it will convert into milk in the tank. Producers, dairy consultants and industry representatives can attend the webinar at:

https://iastate.zoom.us/my/dairyteamfredprogram

No registration is required and there is no fee.

For more information contact the Iowa Extension Dairy Field Specialist in your area:

Region 2 – Jennifer Bentley-  email: jbentley@iastate.edu   phone: 563.382.2949

Region 3 – Larry Tranel-  email:  tranel@iastate.edu  phone: 563.583.6496

Virtual Agricultural Lenders Seminar set for Nov. 10

Registration Now Open for Upcoming Seminar

Due to COVID-19 concerns, The Siouxland and Tri-State Agricultural Lenders Seminars have been combined into one virtual seminar set for Tuesday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lenders who serve agricultural clients – especially those who work with dairymen across the Upper Midwest – are encouraged to attend as the seminar will focus on market outlooks for livestock, grains and dairy, plus include a focus on exports and trade issues.

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Alfalfa Included in Second Round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2

ISU Agronomist Brian Lang reports:

Alfalfa is Included in Second Round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2)

http://alfalfa.org/newsletter/200918nafanews.php

Alfalfa is included under the “Flat-Rate Crops” category in CFAP 2 which includes crops eligible for a $15/acre payment for all acres certified to that commodity for 2020. FSA will accept CFAP 2 applications from September 21 through December 11, 2020.

Industry experts to discuss dairy outlook on the global and US dairy markets

Webinar for dairy producers and affiliated industry members Aug. 25

The I-29 Moo University Consortium welcomes Rabobank’s global dairy strategist Mary Ledman and Vice President of Dairy Research Ben Laine for a discussion on the outlook for the global and United States dairy markets during a webinar at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 25. There is no charge to attend the webinar, and it is open to all interested parties.

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Global Dairy Trade Event 265 concluded with the GDT Price Index down 5.1%

Key Results

AMF index up 3.0%, average price US$3,994/MT
Butter index down 2.8%, average price US$3,438/MT
BMP index down 6.5%, average price US$2,259/MT
Ched index down 5.3%, average price US$3,568/MT
LAC index up 5.7%, average price US$1,349/MT
SMP index down 4.6%, average price US$2,583/MT
SWP index not available, average price not available
WMP index down 7.5%, average price US$3,003/MT

Full results have been published on www.globaldairytrade.info

Iowa Dairy Cow Numbers Fall By 2,000

Milk production in Iowa during May 2020 totaled 451 million pounds, down 2% from the previous May according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report. The average number of milk cows during May, at 217,000 head, was down 2,000 from both last month and last year. Monthly production per cow averaged 2,080 pounds, down 20 pounds from last May.

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WASDE Predicts Higher Milk Production And Higher Prices For 2021

Milk production for 2020 is raised from last month on higher expected cow numbers. The fat basis import forecast is raised from the previous month on higher imports of butter fat products, while the fat basis export forecast is reduced on lower expected sales of cheese. The 2020 skim-solids basis import forecast is raised from last month on recent trade data and expectations of higher imports of a number of dairy products. The skim-solids basis export forecast is raised primarily on higher skim milk powder and lactose exports.

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I-29 Moo University Launches New Dairy Podcast

Dairy producers in the I-29 corridor and across Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota have a new way of receiving information, thanks to a new podcast launched by the I-29 Moo University dairy consortium. Extension dairy specialists from each state help to develop the topics for the bi-weekly podcast.

“The show’s focus is unique because it aims to discuss current issues faced by dairy producers along the corridor ranging from economics and animal health, to forage, labor and farm programs,” say’s Kim Clark, Nebraska Extension Dairy Educator, and one of three regular hosts for the program.

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