Cornell Dairy Center of Excellence: Dairy Nutrition for Every Age and Stage
The Manager April 2017
PRO-DAIRY’s The Manager April 2017 issue in DAIRYBUSINESS & HOLSTEINWORLD magazine features “Enhanced Management” and highlights speakers and topics from the statewide 2017 Winter Dairy Management meetings, with a focus on lameness, and the March 2017 Cow Comfort Conference held in Syracuse, NY. Articles include: PRO-DAIRY shares research through education to enhance management This Manager issue from PRO-DAIRY focused on management. By Julie Berry
PRO-DAIRY now offers dairy management webinars in Spanish from 12:30 to 1:00 pm the last Wednesday of each month through April. Registration is not required. Access the Spanish Webinars link on PRO-DAIRY’s website to join.
Pounds of components per cow per day averaged 5.75 lbs per cow per day, with the low point in late summer, due to heat stress.
The highest farms are close to, and are hitting, the 7 lbs per cow per day mark.
Milk price took a positive swing towards the end of the year, creating a jump in Net Milk Income over Feed Cost numbers (actual milk price).
Net Milk Income over Total Lactating Feed Costs jumped $1.50 from beginning to year-end.
Net Milk Income over Total Feed Costs on a fixed price basis jumped $0.25.
Over the 12 month period, positive changes in feeding management programs on farms resulted from high quality corn silage harvested in 2015 and close attention to income over feed costs.
Preliminary Progress Report #3 Dairy Farm Business Summary and Analysis Program
The third preliminary Progress of the Farm DFBS report has been released. As dairy businesses across the state continue to analyze their financial and business performance using the Dairy Farm Business Summary and Analysis Program, updated progress of the farm reports are provided to review the changes that occurred from 2015 to 2016.
With more data in the system, the progress reports are separated into three herd size groups. For each herd size group key information is summarized for comparison, including Progress of Farm, Per Cow & Per Cwt, and Business Chart.
As producers are asked to consider shifting production to “GMO Free,” and the potential price incentives attached to that shift, Lawrence addresses commonquestions about what it means to be “GMO Free.”
Cornell Dairy Center of Excellence Annual Symposium: Dairy Nutrition for Every Age and Stage
May 16, 2017 | Stocking Hall, Cornell University
Join the Cornell Dairy Center of Excellencefor a conversation with researchers, practitioners, farmers and athletes as milk production, products and dairy nutrition are explored for all ages.
The symposium will include special guest Miranda Carfrae, Ironman Triathlon World Champion & Built with Chocolate Milk Athlete.
NATIONAL DAIRY CHECKOFF PARTNERSHIPS SELL MORE MILK, DAIRY FOODS Quick-serve Restaurants Boost Use and Sales of Dairy SYRACUSE, N.Y. (February 22, 2018) – Dairy farmer-funded checkoff is ensuring the more than 50 million Americans eating fast food every day have the option to choose milk and dairy foods in top quick-serve restaurants. “Dairy checkoff has developed partnerships with Domino’s, McDonald’s, Taco Bell and others, to put more dairy-based items on the menu and, thereby, sell more dairy,” said Rick Naczi, CEO of American Dairy Association North East. “The
Three New Videos Promote U.S. Dairy Exports to Global Customers By Kara McDonald February 21, 2018 Share these videos on social media and embed them on your website. Partnerships. Supply Security. Growth. These are the themes of three new videos promoting U.S. dairy exports to our business customers throughout the world. The videos were released on ThinkUSAdairy.org, the U.S. Dairy Export Council’s website for global customers. USDEC members and others in the U.S. dairy industry are encouraged to share the videos with customers on social media and embed them on
Electronic trading brings anonymity. Understand how CME dairy spot markets function Posted on February 11, 2018 By Sherry Bunting, Reprinted from Farmshine, February 9, 2018 CHICAGO, Ill. — The CME dairy spot markets have been evolving since arriving in Chicago after a tumultuous past on the Green Bay Cheese Exchange, writes Ronald K. O’Brien, II, a dairy market risk specialist and geostrategist. He is director of global derivatives for Interfood, multidimensional global dairy risk managers using physical and financial global dairy markets to offset internal sales and inventory risk. Recently, Farmshine