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    Strong Milk Prices Welcome News for Dairy Producers, Likely to Taper in 2023

    Record milk prices made 2022 a better year for dairy producers than seen in a while. Many factors have led to the […]

    November 9, 2022
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    New Study Reveals Technology Helps Dairy Produce More while Using Less

    World Dairy Expo this month featured results from a study on the benefits of modern dairy technologies. The study, led by the […]

    October 24, 2022
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    U.S. Dairy Herd Climbs in Numbers, Inflation Keeps Growth Controlled

    Q3 saw the U.S. dairy cow herd continue its increase in numbers as milk prices hit historic highs. However, producers still face […]

    October 18, 2022
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    Dairy Exports Could Expand as Much as 38% in Ten Years

    Expanding markets for U.S. dairy is critical to the industry’s overall success. Currently, roughly 17% of annual U.S. milk is exported to […]

    September 21, 2022
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    Summer Milk Prices Vary Wildly, Making Forecasting Difficult

    Milk price forecasting is a challenging endeavor, particularly for the U.S. and New Zealand this year. Midpoint prices have ranged generally over […]

    September 12, 2022
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    Dairy Heifer Numbers Decline, Costs to Blame

    Last month, USDA estimated 37.5 million dairy heifers above 500 pounds across the U.S. This number is down by 3.8 million head […]

    August 30, 2022
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    Mature Dairy Cows Key for Optimal Returns

    Dairy experts have estimated that it takes a dairy cow between one and two lactations to fully pay back the cost needed […]

    August 25, 2022
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    Federal Order Data Outlines 13 Counties that Account for 25% of U.S. Milk Production

    Data from a study by the Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) system found that nearly 25% of all milk produced in America […]

    July 26, 2022
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    Dairy Herd Manure Key Health Indicator

    According to a USDA dairy forage scientist, a lot can be learned about a cow’s health from its manure. Manure can often […]

    June 22, 2022
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    Shifting Milkfat Percentages Reveal Increased Efficiencies

    Dairy producers are averaging higher milkfat production, with the overall percentages increasing from 3.75% ten years ago to 4.25% in 2022. University […]

    June 1, 2022