Global Dairy Trade Event 356 concluded with the GDT Price Index up 3.3 Percent

Key Results*

AMF index up 3.5%, average price US$7,365/MT (€6,781/MT)
Butter index up 5.1%, average price US$6,931/MT (€6,381/MT)
BMP index not available, average price not available
Ched index unchanged, average price US$4,239/MT (€3,903/MT)
LAC index up 8.1%, average price US$795/MT (€732/MT)
MOZZ index up 9.8%, average price US$4,215/MT (€3,881/MT)
SMP index up 3.5%, average price US$2,629/MT (€2,421/MT)
WMP index up 2.9%, average price US$3,408/MT (€3,138/MT)

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April Milk Production Up In Iowa

Milk production in Iowa during April 2024 totaled 512 million pounds, up 4 percent from the previous April according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report. The average number of milk cows during April, at 243,000 head, was 1,000 above last month and up 4,000 from April 2023. Monthly production per cow averaged 2,105 pounds, up 40 pounds from last April.

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Midwest’s Premier Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference set for June 5 and 6

Learn the latest information in dairy nutrition and management by attending the 2024 Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference on June 5 and 6 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa. This premier conference will feature the latest information to improve productivity and profit.

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May 1 Updates On HPAI In Lactating Dairy Cows

Ongoing Work to Ensure Continued Effectiveness of Federal-State Milk Safety System

The FDA is announcing an additional set of results from our national commercial milk sampling study underway in coordination with USDA. The study includes 297 total retail dairy samples. New preliminary results of egg inoculation tests on a second set of 201 quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR)-positive retail dairy samples, including cottage cheese and sour cream, in addition to fluid milk, show that pasteurization is effective in inactivating HPAI.

This additional preliminary testing did not detect any live, infectious virus.

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