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Firefighters spent hours putting out a barn fire in Brooklyn Tuesday where at least 30 cows died, including a record-setting cow. Brooklyn Assistant Fire Chief Leif Spilde said crews were called just before midnight to Bur-Wall Holsteins, owned by the Behnke Family, which is part of Rolling Hills Dairy Producers Cooperative. In 2016, one of […]

The owner of two Michigan dairy farms has pleaded guilty to harboring workers who were in the U.S. illegally. Denis Burke pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court. Guilty pleas were also entered on behalf of his farms, Dunganstown Dairy and Parisville Dairy, both located in Michigan’s Thumb region. Burke admits he employed more than 100 […]

A great-grand-daughter of Snow-N Denises Dellia has claimed the 2017 edition of the UK’s Profitable Long Life Cow competition. 12-year-old Feizor Shottle Delia EX-96-8E faced strong competition, but her fertility, production (over 120,000kg milk), low cells and high type secured her the top position.  Shottle Delia is owned by WA & A Booth from Austwick, […]

Chinese dairy powerhouse Yili has made a knockout bid for Murray Goulburn, according to sources, in the first round of the contest for Australia’s largest dairy processor. Investment bank Deutsche called for first round bids for the company by Friday and a raft of the country’s largest dairy groups are believed to have lobbed offers, […]

The Jersey breed has a new EX-95 point cow and she calls  River Valley Farms, home. Cowbell Guapo Ricochet is the latest to achieve the accolade of 95 points and River Valley’s 12th 95 point cow.  She’s the dam of ROCKSTAR -at Semex and will compete on the colored shavings at World Dairy Expo this […]

Dairy Situation and Outlook, September 18, 2017

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Forecasted milk prices for the remainder of the year have softened from what was expected earlier. The Class III price was $16.44 in June, fell to $15.45 in July, but increased to $16.57 in August and was expected to continue to strengthen reaching into the low $17’s by October. But, now the September Class III […]

Milk futures mostly firm, cash cheese mixed

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Class III milk futures at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange were mostly steady to firm on spread trade and oversold signals. September was unchanged at $16.27, October was up $.05 at $15.77, November was $.05 higher at $15.68, and December was up $.04 at $15.60. Cash cheese blocks were $.005 lower at $1.5925. Four loads were […]

Ohio State University, Pennsylvania FFA, Wisconsin 4-H, and Michigan State Ag Tech each won their respective divisions at the 2017 All-American Invitational Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Contest held on September 18 at the Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Contestants judged 10 classes of cattle, then gave oral reasons on four or five […]

Set Sail for World Dairy Expo

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

With just two weeks to go before ‘Discovering New Dairy Worlds’ at World Dairy Expo 2017, now is the time for attendees to finalize plans. WDE offers many tools to help dairy enthusiasts make the most of their time at the must-attend event of the global dairy industry. Expo’s award-winning Trade Show – featuring more […]

Global dairy prices rise at second auction in a row

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Global dairy prices rose for the second time in a row at an auction held early on Wednesday, suggesting a recovery was back on track. The Global Dairy Trade Price Index climbed 0.9 percent, with an average selling price of $3,368 per tonne, at a fortnightly auction held in the early hours of the morning. […]

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