Sioux County Tops In Corn Silage Production

In 2021, Sioux County led all Iowa counties in total corn silage production with 777,000 tons, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Winneshiek (505,000), Lyon (492,000), Marshall (315,000), and Fayette (278,000) rounded out the top five highest-producing counties.
Marshall County had the highest yield with an average of 25 tons per acre harvested. Lyon County had the second highest yield at 24.5 tons per acre. Tied for third, at 23 tons per acre, were Fayette, Bremer, and Winnebago.
There were eight counties with a yield of at least 20 tons per acre.
Yields are derived from production divided by area harvested. Only published estimates were considered in rankings of counties.

Monthly Dairy Webinar Feb. 16 to Focus on Difference Between Cash Flow and Profitability

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team monthly webinar series continues on Wednesday, February 16 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. The program will focus on the difference between cash flow and profitability and when to use each in managing your dairy.

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WASDE Predicts Milk Price Up, But Margins Tighten

The USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates were released on February 9.

The 2021 milk production, trade, and stock estimates are adjusted to reflect December data. For 2022, the milk production forecast is lowered from last month, on lower dairy cow numbers. The Cattle report estimated the dairy cow inventory on January 1 almost one percent below 2021, and the number of heifers held for dairy cow replacement was three percent lower.

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Deadline Extended to Enroll in 2022 Dairy Margin Coverage

USDA has extended the deadline to enroll in Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) and Supplemental Dairy Margin Coverage (SDMC) for program year 2022.  The deadline to apply for 2022 coverage is now March 25, 2022.

Enrollment for 2022 DMC is currently at approximately 55% of the 2021 program year enrollment. Producers who enrolled in DMC for 2021 received margin payments each month, January through November for a total of $1.2 billion, with an average payment of $60,275 per operation.

Producers will be able to revise 2021 DMC contracts, apply for 2022 DMC, and enroll in other FSA programs by contacting their local USDA Service Center.

I-29 Moo University Webinar Presents Selected Dry Cow Treatment Options on March 3

The I-29 Moo University 2022 Dairy Webinar Series continues Thursday, March 3 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. with a focus on selective dry cow treatments.

Dairy producers and allied industry reps are invited to join Dr. Erin Royster as she explains algorithm-guided and culture-guided selected dry cow treatments, when to consider them and when not to.

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I-29 Moo University Annual Dairy Beef Short Course March 29

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The I-29 Moo University Dairy Beef Short Course is scheduled for Tuesday, March 29, 2022 as part of the pre-educational events for the Central Plains Dairy Expo. It will be held in the Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, SD in rooms 8, 9, and 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Continue reading “I-29 Moo University Annual Dairy Beef Short Course March 29”

Global Dairy Trade Event 301 concluded with the GDT Price Index up 4.1%

Key Results

AMF index up 1.4%, average price US$6,800/MT
Butter index up 3.3%, average price US$6,359/MT
BMP index up 9.7%, average price US$4,009/MT
Ched index up 2.4%, average price US$5,684/MT
LAC index not available, average price US$1,567/MT
SMP index up 2.1%, average price US$4,051/MT
SWP index not available, average price not available
WMP index up 5.8%, average price US$4,324/MT

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