Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference set for June 12 and 13

Learn the latest information in dairy nutrition and management by attending the 2019 Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference on June 12 and 13 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa. This premier conference will feature information on dealing with today’s economic environment and the newest research to improve profit.

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Weekly Hay Auction Report

Hay and straw were more available this past week in Iowa, but the majority 
of it was lower quality.  Some of the offerings may have been stored for an
extended period of time.  Prices continue to edge higher as end users continue 
scramble for both hay and straw to get them through a wetter and cooler spring.
Rock Valley Hay Auction for Monday, Apr 29, 2019

Receipts:  23 loads    Last Week:  35 loads    Year Ago:  26 loads
  
*** This will be the last Rock Valley Monday Hay Auction Report until
    Rock Valley reopens Monday Hay Auctions again in November 2019.***

Alfalfa:  Good: Large Rounds, 1 load 162.50.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 5 
loads 140.00-155.00.  Utility:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 125.00.

Grass:  Premium:  Small Squares, 1 load 255.00.  Good:  Large Rounds, 
5 loads 150.00-157.50.  Fair:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 132.50-140.00.  
Utility:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 110.00-120.00.

Alfalfa/Grass Mix:  Good: Large Rounds, 1 load 150.00. 

Straw:  Scarce.

Corn Stalks:  Large Rounds, 1 load 57.50.

Global Dairy Trade Event 235 concluded with the GDT Price Index up 0.4%

Global Dairy Trade Event 235 concluded with the GDT Price Index up 0.4%

Key Results

AMF index up 1.4%, average price US$6,217/MT
Butter index unchanged, average price US$5,486/MT
BMP index down 10.3%, average price US$3,242/MT
Ched index down 2.4%, average price US$4,217/MT
LAC index down 2.7%, average price US$887/MT
RenCas index up 3.1%, average price US$6,610/MT
SMP index up 2.8%, average price US$2,521/MT
SWP index not available, average price not available
WMP index down 0.5%, average price US$3,249/MT

Full results have been published on www.globaldairytrade.info.

A Review Of What Dairy Producers Need To Know About The New Risk Management Tools Is Set For May 17

A webinar will be hosted by I-29 Moo University at 12 noon on Friday, May 17 to review the Dairy Revenue Protection program and the Dairy Margin Coverage program. Presenters will included Marin Bozic, Assistant Professor in Dairy Foods Marketing Economics, University of Minnesota plus Josh Newton and Cassandra Monger, Compeer.

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