Milk Check

Make the Most of Milk Check by Maximizing Components

Make the Most of Milk Check by Maximizing Components

6/28/2022

Small changes in managing and feeding cows can make a big impact in a dairy’s milk check. Feed quality and timing, stocking density and feeding supplements are some areas that can impact component levels in milk and deliver a better return on a dairy’s feed investment. 

Producers can make a significant impact on their milk checks by increasing milk fat and protein in milk. Changes in feed mixing, frequency and other feed-management strategies can make a notable difference.

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The Milk Check Podcast: HOW WILL DEMAND REACT TO HIGH DAIRY PRICES? AND ARE THEY AS HIGH AS THEY SEEM?

4/6/2022
Check out this 27 minute podcast episode on HOW WILL DEMAND REACT TO HIGH DAIRY PRICES? AND ARE THEY AS HIGH AS THEY SEEM?
Between widespread inflation and rising interest rates, the economy hasn’t been in a remotely similar situation since at least the 80s. The discussion touches on potential for a European recession, how interest rate increases affect nonfat trade with Mexico, milk consumption expectations and the barriers to a rapid supply response to record-high prices.

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Adjust Diet to Capitalize on Milk Component Price Changes

10/7/2021

Although yield of milk fat is more responsive to diet changes, nutrition can also influence milk protein yield. Producers should consider altering diets to take advantage of changes in the relative value of milk fat to milk protein.

Tags: Milk Check, milk fat, Milk Protein

Will Higher Feed Prices Mean Higher Milk Prices?

Will Higher Feed Prices Mean Higher Milk Prices?

4/20/2021

Markets always have a tendency to fall faster than they increase. That was very evident again recently as Class III futures plummeted over a three-day period. Another aspect of the market that has really moved to the forefront is the concern over high feed prices and what the impact will have on milk production. 

Tags: Feed Costs, Milk Check

Are you leaving money on the table?

Are you leaving money on the table?

6/18/2020

When profit margins shrink due to lower milk prices and/or higher input costs, dairy owners may consider changing their feeding and management practices. Based on the economic challenges of 2007 and 2013, factors that can "build the milk check" are outline in this article with guidelines and economic impacts.

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Milkfat driving milk check revenue

Milkfat is Driving Milk Check Revenue

11/6/2017

The United States, and most of the world for that matter, is recovering from over a half-century of misguided advice about dietary consumption of fat. This revelation is transforming the dairy industry. With newfound consumer interest in higher fat dairy foods, butter has shifted to contributing north of 50 percent to the All-Milk price.

Tags: Milk Check, Revenue