Global Dairy Trade Event 307 concluded with the GDT Price Index down 8.5%

Key Results

AMF index down 12.1%, average price US$6,008/MT
Butter index down 12.5%, average price US$5,807/MT
BMP index down 6.1%, average price US$4,203/MT
Ched index down 8.6%, average price US$5,652/MT
LAC index not available, average price not available
SMP index down 6.5%, average price US$4,130/MT
SWP index not available, average price not available
WMP index down 6.5%, average price US$3,916/MT

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

Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference Scheduled June 1-2

The 2022 Four State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference is fast approaching on June 1 and 2 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

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Global Dairy Trade Event 305 concluded with the GDT Price Index down 1.0 Percent

Key Results

AMF index down 2.5%, average price US$6,908/MT
Butter index down 0.6%, average price US$6,891/MT
BMP index up 6.3%, average price US$4,461/MT
Ched index up 2.7%, average price US$6,472/MT
LAC index down 0.6%, average price US$1,598/MT
SMP index up 1.0%, average price US$4,599/MT
SWP index not available, average price not available
WMP index down 1.5%, average price US$4,532/MT

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

I-29 Moo University Webinar on Selected Dry Cow Treatment Options Rescheduled to April 26

The I-29 Moo University 2022 Dairy Webinar on Selected Dry Cow Treatment Options has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 26 from 12 noon to 1 p.m.

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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Dairy Webinar on April 20 to Focus on Troubleshooting Mastitis in Your Herd

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team monthly webinar series continues on Wednesday, April 20 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. The April program will focus on strategies to reduce somatic cell counts and lower the incidence of mastitis.

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I-29 Moo University Webinar to Focus on Potential Changes to the Federal Milk Marketing Order

The I-29 Moo University 2022 Dairy Webinar Series continues Thursday, April 21 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. with a focus on potential changes to the Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO).

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Global Dairy Trade Event 304 concluded with the GDT Price Index down 0.9%

Key Results

AMF index up 0.4%, average price US$7,111/MT
Butter index down 1.8%, average price US$6,958/MT
BMP not offered
Ched index up 0.3%, average price US$6,412/MT
LAC index down 0.6%, average price US$1,618/MT
SMP index up 1.6%, average price US$4,545/MT
SWP index not available, average price not available
WMP index down 2.1%, average price US$4,596/MT

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

Iowa Milk Prices Up; Hay Prices Down From December

The average price received by farmers for milk was $23.40 per cwt, $1.90 above the December price and $5.60 above January 2021 according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Agricultural Prices report.

All hay prices in Iowa averaged $155.00 per ton in January. This was $7.00 below the December price but $40.00 above the January 2021 price. The January 2022 alfalfa hay price, at $165.00, was $7.00 below the previous month but $44.00 above January 2021. The average price received for other hay during January was $138.00 per ton. This was $10.00 below the December price but $37.00 above January last year.

The average price for corn during January 2022 in Iowa was $5.70 per bushel  This was 16 cents above
the December price and $1.30 above January 2021.

The January 2022 average price received by farmers for soybeans, at $12.90 per bushel, was 40 cents above the
December price and $1.60 above the January 2021 price.

The January average oat price per bushel, at $4.59, was $1.16 below December but 84 cents above January 2021.

Monthly Dairy Webinar Mar. 16 to Focus on Incorporating Cover Crops Into Your Forage System

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team monthly webinar series continues on Wednesday, March 16 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. The program will focus on the positive impact cover crops and cocktail mixes can have in your forage system.

Gentry Sorenson is a native of north Iowa with a background in industry, research and farming.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural studies with a minor in agronomy from Iowa State in 1997. In 2018 he went on to earn a master’s degree in professional agriculture from Iowa State. He spent 10 years with DuPont Pioneer (Corteva Agriscience) as a crop research associate and most recently was an agronomist for Landus Cooperative before joining Iowa State university Extension and Outreach in 2021. Continue reading “Monthly Dairy Webinar Mar. 16 to Focus on Incorporating Cover Crops Into Your Forage System”