Milk Prices

Do's and Don'ts of Feed Rations During Low Milk Prices

Do's and Don'ts of Feed Rations During Low Milk Prices

3/1/2018

Feed represents more than half of a typical dairy’s operating costs. When milk prices decline, cutting feed costs is often a tempting first strategy for producers and their nutrition consultants. However, when it comes to nutrition management, short-term cost cutting may lead to long-term and expensive consequences.

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Milk Fat Adds $2.2 Billion to Farmers' Milk Checks

Milk Fat Adds $2.2 Billion to Farmers' Milk Checks

10/4/2017

An analysis of recent trends in dairy consumption suggests increased use of butter and other higher-fat dairy products has added $2.2 billion to dairy farmers’ milk checks, say officials with Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF).

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Butterfat is Driving Your Milk Price

Butterfat is Driving Your Milk Price

9/28/2017

The pricing signal has now changed. Protein is no longer the most valuable milk component; butterfat is now milk’s most valuable component. Skim and the components in the skim, protein and other solids, are now the minority value.

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Milk Prices On The Rebound

Milk Prices On The Rebound

1/9/2017

Even though U.S. milk production surged 2.5% in October, shrinking production in other regions of the world and increasing global demand mean milk prices likely will improve significantly in 2017. USDA is projecting about $1/cwt increase in the All-Milk Price in 2017.

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