Milk production in the 23 major dairy states, at 16.7 bilion pounds, was up 1.1 percent in March over March 2013. Total cow numbers were up 1,000 head from February, with production per cow 209 pounds above February.
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Overall hay yields in California are expected to be down by more than 20 percent this year as the drought diminishes growers' ability to irrigate. The anticipated shortage is pushing hay prices higher.
Oregon Department of Agriculture releases list of 2013 CAFO violations. An Oregon Board of Agriculture member drew the biggest fine.
Dairy organizations support a bill requiring FDA to set national standards for voluntray labeling of food and beverages regarding the absence or presence of GMO ingredients.
Columnist Lee Mielke reviews the week's dairy news.
Consumer pushback,slowing exports, increased global milk supply, and an expected increase in U.S. milk supply are pressuring dairy prices lower.
Despite record-high milk prices and lower feed costs, dairymen in the western U.S. aren't making any moves to expand production beyond slowing cull rates. Instead, they are focused on recovering from the extreme downturn in 2009 and rebuilding equity.
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy news.
Planting intentions, stocks and better weather in most of the U.S. are expected to bring significantly lower costs for this year's feed crops. Combined with high milk prices, it's shaping up to be a profitable year for dairy producers.