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What’s Standing Hay Worth?

One of the challenges in coming up with a value for standing hay is the lack of established market price information like corn and soybeans. Another challenge is multiple cuttings of hay versus a single harvest for grains. So it’s no wonder the price for standing hay can vary greatly between farms, even between fields. […]


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 […]