Stories by Normand St-Pierre

Take time to know your feed costs

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Milk prices are still phenomenal and feed prices are far below what you were paying last year. So what am I fretting about?

Dairy prices don’t make sense, for now

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Milk prices are good now, but get ready for a change.

Domestic milk prices strong compared to world markets

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Class III price moved from $24.31 in April to $22.57 in May followed by $21.36 in June.

Battling the phobia of GMOs

Monday, June 9, 2014

The opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is mounting another charge, this time through various state ballots designed to put into law the mandatory labeling of GMO-derived ingredients in food.

Dairy landscape: Back to normal

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Dairymen, expect milk prices to more or less steadily drop, starting next month.

Only the smart survive: Looking for resilient dairy farms

Thursday, March 20, 2014

With current feed and milk prices, a black and white cow producing 22,000 pounds/year could net between $1,200 and $1,600.

What triggered high milk prices? Exports

Friday, February 14, 2014

As a percentage of total U.S. production, we are now exporting more dairy products than corn. (We exported the equivalent of 31.2 billion pounds of milk, or more than the total annual milk production from New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania combined.)

Dairy prices look favorable for 2014, but anything could happen

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Dairy prices, while hard to predict, do look favorable for new year.

There will be a farm bill … eventually

Thursday, November 7, 2013

It is always difficult at best to forecast prices more than a couple of months ahead, but judging on current Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) cash and futures prices, dairymen should be enjoying a pleasant pre-Christmas season.

Producers can work on creating value

Thursday, September 12, 2013

America can do more to expand the dairy export markets.


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About Normand

Normand St-Pierre is an Extension dairy specialist at Ohio State University. Questions or comments can be sent in care of Farm and Dairy, P.O. Box 38, Salem, OH 44460.