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April 2017 Dairy Outlook

Professor Bob Cropp’s 2017 April Dairy Situation & Outlook full report is now available for download at UW Understanding Dairy Markets.  An exert follows below: Milk production is expected to continue to run higher than a year ago. USDA is forecasting 2017 milk production to be 2.3% higher than last year. But, with expected growth in butter and […]

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March/April Dairy Partner El Compañero Newsletter

The 2017 March/April Dairy Partner El Compañero Newsletter is now available online.  This month’s newsletter focuses on calving assistance, efficient milking, and feed manger management.   The Dairy Partner/El Compañero is a UW-Extension newsletter designed for dairy farm employees.  Written in both English and Spanish, the newsletter provides basic information about dairy cows, farm safety, and personal health to […]

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Succession Planning

In the UW-Center for Dairy Profitability and UW-Extension’s Succession Planning webinar, UW-Extension Outreach Specialist Joy Kirkpatrick shares key points and considerations for farm succession planning including: Overview of the components of succession planning Three step process to help you organize planning Starting the informal conversation Common tensions around farm succession Farm meetings to foster communication […]

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Getting It Right! Tips For Transferring the Farm

Whether you are just starting out or have been working on this for a long time, here’s a list of the top 10 tips for farm families going through the farm transfer/succession process. Top 10 Tips: Don’t be afraid to get help– Talking over the farm transfer/succession process with a professional helps to keep the […]

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Building Sustainable Demand for Beef

Milking cows have a second career after the milking string as dairy beef for the consumer who is looking for beef that is great tasting, safe to eat, and always tender.  As part of Wisconsin Public Television’s University Place program Building Sustainable Demand for Beef, John Freitag, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Beef Council, explores […]