UW-Extension Dairy Team strengthens the competitiveness of the Wisconsin Dairy Industry through statewide leadership in education and research.

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2018 September Dairy Situation & Outlook

Professor Bob Cropp’s 2018 September Dairy Situation & Outlook  full report is now available for download at UW Understanding Dairy Markets.  The following is an excerpt from the report… With favorable domestic sales, slower growth in milk production and higher dairy exports September milk prices will be higher than August. Higher cheese and dry whey prices will push the […]

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Model Helps Predict On-farm Milk Prices

Recently UW-Extension Dairy Economist Brian Gould developed a web-based tool to forecast on-farm milk prices. In Hoard’s Dairyman August 10, 2018 article Model helps predict on-farm milk prices, Gould discusses  how the Milk Price Forecaster works to generate estimated of a specific mailbox price. To access the web-based Mailbox Price Forecaster, please visit https://dairy.aae.wisc.edu/dairy-marketing-tools/.

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Dairy Farm Stress Webinar Series: Where is the Dairy Industry Headed?

As we take a look at dairy producers who lose hope in their future, they often make decisions that are to their demise. To succeed, producers cannot just hope and believe. They must seek and understand the changes on the horizon and plan for their success even during stressful times. Producers have wondered where the […]

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What’s the Value of Being a Good Boss?

Each farm manager has different reasons to pay more attention to human resources. Some do it out of necessity because the farm grew, and they needed to remain efficient. Some do it to focus on people, wanting to work with happy people, making everything else easier. In the August 2018 Hoard’s Dairyman article What’s the […]

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Sept 10th Hay Market Report

The September 10th University of Wisconsin-Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Hay Market Demand and Price Report for the Upper Midwest is now available at https://fyi.uwex.edu/forage/h-m-r/. Demand and Sales Comments: After wide spread rains market prices were steady to weaker this past week. After the rain some farmers are taking account of potential pasture available into fall rather than […]