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U.S. dairymen adding cows on good margins
U.S. dairymen adding cows on good margins
U.S. milk production was up 4.1 percent in September over year-ago levels, boosted by 78,000 additional cows and increased per cow production of almost 2 pounds.

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Yogurt is now official New York state snack
New York is the nation’s top yogurt producer, making 741 million pounds of the dairy product last year.
Organic industry confused by GMO vaccines
A lack of clarity about which livestock vaccines are made with genetically modified organisms is creating confusion in the organic industry.
Mexican trucking pilot expires
A three-year pilot program of allowing Mexican trucks to deliver goods in the United States has expired and the Department of Transportation has not said what's next.
Cheese prices rallying, butter plummeting
Cheese prices rallying, butter plummeting
Columnist Lee Mielke rounds up the week's dairy news.
Dairy farmers ask for help with hungry elk
Dairy farmers say the elk have knocked down fences and often gobble up the rye grasses that cows rely upon.
Judge tosses out non-compete agreements
A dairy genetics company has lost a lawsuit against artificial insemination technicians in Washington who defected to another firm.
Chobani’s non-GMO feed initiative surprises dairymen
Chobani’s non-GMO feed initiative surprises dairymen
Chobani took Idaho dairymen by surprise in its announcement that it has partnered with Green America, which leads a non-GMO coalition, to explore alternatives to cattle feed produced from GMO crops.
Milk at record highs; dairy product prices down
Milk at record highs; dairy product prices down
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy news.
Raw milk supporters petitioning state high court
The petitions are the result of a state appeals court ruling against Mark and Petra Zinniker, dairy farmers in Walworth County, and Grassway Organics Farm Store in New Holstein.
Wisconsin plant turns cow manure into electricity
Manure from more than 2,000 cows owned at three local dairy farms is sent to the plant, where it’s used to create methane and produce electricity.