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May 2017 Dairy Situation & Outlook

Professor Bob Cropp’s 2017 May Dairy Situation & Outlook full report is now available for download at UW Understanding Dairy Markets.  An exert follows below: April may have been the bottom for milk prices. The Class III price fell from $16.77 in January to $15.22 in April and May should be near $15.60. Cheese and butter prices have responded […]

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Exploring Tax Implications and Farm Succession Options of an LLC

In the UW-Center for Dairy Profitability’s “Exploring Tax Implications and Farm Succession Options of an LLC” webinar, UW-Extension Outreach Specialist Joy Kirkpatrick and Kari Apel of Apel Associates, Inc, discusses: Why an LLC could be a business entity to consider What are the considerations for an LLC How to set up an LLC What the […]

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It’s Never too Late to Add Rollover Protection

The occupational death rate on farms is nearly 800 percent greater than in all other industries combined. The leading cause of farm deaths is tractor rollovers. These incidents cost U.S. agriculture $115 million each year. Operators involved who survive these incidents lose an average of 70 work days, and the cost of a medical care, […]

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Salmonella Biosecurity: Protecting Yourself and Your Cattle

The 2015-2016 Salmonella outbreak traced to Wisconsin dairy bull calves serves as a reminder of the zoonotic threat posed by this pathogen. The Center for Disease Control reports 36 people from ten states were infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella enterica serovar Heidelberg. No deaths were reported, but 13 individuals were hospitalized, and 25 […]

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How Big is Your Farm? Financial Analysis for Farm Succession

In the UW-Center for Dairy Profitability and UW-Extension’s “How Big is Your Barn?  Farm Financial Analysis for Farm Succession” webinar, UW-Extension Farm Management Specialist Kevin Bernhardt shares how to use farm financial analysis as you make targeted decisions regarding farm succession. Other webinars included in the UW-Center for Dairy Profitability’s Farm Succession Webinar Series are: […]