Two Dairy Field Days Spotlight Forage Management and Crossbreeding

The I-29 Moo University is hosting two dairy field days in November. Each field day will start at 12:30 PM CST and wrap up around 3:30 PM. Light refreshments and SDSU ice cream will be served. These field days are offered at no cost, so be sure to come join us for a tour of the dairies and in-depth discussions. Details for each of the field days is below.

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Siouxland Agricultural Lenders Seminar Nov. 7 near Orange City

Registration Now Open for Upcoming Seminar

Agricultural lenders will receive current useful, research-based information during the Siouxland Agricultural Lender’s Seminar on Thursday, Nov. 7 with registration at 8:45 a.m. and programing from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Triple Box near Orange City. The seminar will present current information to assist lenders and farm financial advisors in their portfolio management, which is especially important in this era of continued market variability.

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Iowa Milk Production Down In August

Milk production in Iowa during August 2019 totaled 435 million pounds, down 1 percent from the previous August according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report. The average number of milk cows during August, at 216,000 head, was the same as last month but down 4,000 from last year. Monthly production per cow averaged 2,015 pounds, up 20 pounds from last August.

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Global Dairy Trade Event 243 concluded with the GDT Price Index down 0.4%

Key Results

AMF index down 1.5%, average price US$4,988/MT
Butter index unchanged, average price US$4,029/MT
BMP index up 3.4%, average price US$2,476/MT
Ched index down 0.8%, average price US$3,827/MT
LAC index down 0.9%, average price US$729/MT
RenCas index up 4.6%, average price US$6,632/MT
SMP index up 0.7%, average price US$2,500/MT
SWP index not available, average price not available
WMP index down 0.8%, average price US$3,076/MT

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