Iowa Milk Production Up 3.7 Percent YOY

Milk production in Iowa during November 2017 totaled 425 million pounds, up 3.7 percent from the previous
November according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report. The
average number of milk cows during November, at 219,000 head, was the same as last month and 4,000 more
than last year. Monthly production per cow averaged 1,940 pounds, up 35 pounds from last November.

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December WASDE Report Sees Gloomy Forecast For Dairy

The milk production forecast is lowered for 2017 on slower growth in milk per cow. The slower growth in milk per cow is expected to carry into 2018 and combined with an expected slower rate of growth in cow numbers, the 2018 milk production forecast is lowered- that was the good news.

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Dairy Programs Set For Sac And Pocahontas Counties In December

The Dairy Directions Seminars are scheduled for Tuesday, December 5 in Sac County and Wednesday, December 6 in Pocahontas County. Both programs will be held at the local county Extension office. “Dairymen in these areas with have the opportunity to have the most current researched-based dairy information presented at their local Extension office” says Northwest Iowa Extension Dairy Field Specialist Fred M. Hall. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and the program begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. A free lunch is included and the program will adjourn at 1 p.m.

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Iowa Milk Production Up

Milk production in Iowa during October 2017 totaled 437 million pounds, up 17 million pounds from September and up 4 percent from the previous October according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report.

The average number of milk cows during October, at 219,000 head, was the same as last month and 4,000 more than
last year.

Monthly production per cow averaged 1,995 pounds, up 75 pounds from September, but only up 40 pounds from last October.

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First Siouxland Dairy Lenders Seminar Is In The Books

 

 

UNL Agriculture Systems Economist Robert Tigner makes the point on how many dairymen do not use the risk management tools available to them.

Ag lenders from across Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota heard top professionals in commodity markets, weather prediction, enterprise evaluation and federal policy share their insights on November 2 in Rock Rapids, IA.

Forty-one lenders from four states, representing 14 lending institutions plus four other industries attended. From those that returned program evaluations their attendance translated to 65 dairies, 69,725 milking cows and 97,400 acres producing feed for those cows.

Dairy Programs Set For Sac And Pocahontas Counties In December

The Dairy Directions Seminars are scheduled for Tuesday, December 5 in Sac County and Wednesday, December 6 in Pocahontas County. Both programs will be held at the local county Extension office. “Dairymen in these areas with have the opportunity to have the most current researched-based dairy information presented at their local Extension office” says Northwest Iowa Extension Dairy Field Specialist Fred M. Hall. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and the program begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. A free lunch is included and the program will adjourn at 1 p.m.

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Iowa Milk Production Up 4 Percent From A Year Ago

Milk production in Iowa during September 2017 totaled 420 million pounds according to the USDA Iowa Ag News report released on October 20. This was up four percent from the previous September. The average number of milk cows during September was 219,000, the same as last month and 5,000 head more than last year. Monthly production per cow averaged 1,920 pounds, up 40 pounds from last September.

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