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The USDA might be the entity that calculates component prices, but you are the one who determines how much of each component your cows are producing.
Too cold, too hot, too dry, too wet. Had I looked over my neighbor’s fence this last spring and early summer, I would have concluded that we had received way too much rain.
Our American dairy farmers are heroes in their own right.
In the first week of May, American farmers seeded over 35 percent of this year’s projected corn acreage — in one week!
Forage quality has a huge effect on your cows’ health and productivity and is arguably the single most important factor to dairy profitability.
As things stand for now, what we have in terms of price and dairy profitability should remain pretty much the same.
A few days ago, I was flying home from Washington D.C., having spent two days in a long meeting of questionable productivity.
In all likelihood, expect a tough year for dairy production.
For all of 2015, Class III futures are currently averaging $16.51/cwt, which would put the average mailbox price in Federal Order 33 at about $18/cwt for the year.
Milk prices are still phenomenal and feed prices are far below what you were paying last year. So what am I fretting about?
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