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Dairy Farm Stress Webinar Series : Financial Focus on Farm Efficiency

Dairying is being impacted by this ever changing livestock industry not just locally, but around the world. Successful farms focus on farm efficiency. Profitability through Efficiency is Long Term Key to Success, but during tough times, cash flow is king and often needs the most attention. In Webinar II of the Dairy Farm Stress Webinar […]

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Calves on Autofeeders Cost a Little More

The cost of raising dairy calves and replacement heifers is very significant on Wisconsin dairy farms.  Calculating the costs associate with raising dairy calves and heifers is an essential part of dairy business management. In the Hoard’s Dairyman August article Calves on autofeeders cost a little more, UW-Extension St Croix County Agriculture Agent Ryan Sterry […]

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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

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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 […]