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Northwest Iowa Dairy Outlooks

A local discussion of current science and issues concerning dairying in northwest iowa

  • Iowa’s Top Commodities
    The Census of Agriculture has identified Iowa’s top commodities.
  • Global Dairy Trade Event 234 Price Index up 0.5%
    Key Results AMF index up 4.2%, average price US$6,126/MT Butter index up 3.5%, average price US$5,544/MT BMP not offered Ched index up 1.4%, average price US$4,319/MT LAC index down 3.4%, average price US$912/MT RenCas index down 2.4%, average price US$6,460/MT SMP index up 0.2%, average price US$2,462/MT SWP index not available, average price not available … Continue reading Global Dairy Trade Event 234 Price Index up 0.5%
  • Weekly Hay Auction Report
    Rock Valley Hay Auction for Monday, Apr 15, 2019 Receipts: 35 loads Last Week: 16 loads Year Ago: 14 loads Alfalfa: Supreme: Large Rounds, 1 load 235.00. Premium: Large Squares, 1 load 200.00. Good: Large Rounds, 4 loads 170.00-180.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 5 loads 140.00-162.50; Small Squares, 1 load 165.00. Utility: Large Rounds, 3 loads … Continue reading Weekly Hay Auction Report
  • Dairy Producers Report Receiving “No-Match” Letters From Social Security Administration
    Dairy producers have reported receiving Employer Correction Requests from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Commonly called “No-Match” letters, these letters inform employers of mismatches between submitted W-2 form information and SSA records. The “No-Match” letters were implemented in 1993 and discontinued in 2012, only to be resumed this year. The letters instruct employers to access … Continue reading Dairy Producers Report Receiving “No-Match” Letters From Social Security Administration
  • WASDE Lowers Milk Production Forecast
    The milk production forecast for 2019 is lowered from last month as higher milk cow numbers are more than offset by lower expected growth in milk per cow for the year. The 2019 fat basis import forecast is unchanged from last month, but the export forecast is lowered on slower expected shipments of butterfat products … Continue reading WASDE Lowers Milk Production Forecast
  • Weekly Hay Auction Report
    Rock Valley Hay Auction for Monday, Mar 18, 2019 Receipts: 17 loads Last Week: 19 loads Year Ago: 24 loads Alfalfa: Premium: Large Rounds, 1 load 157.50. Good: Large Rounds, 2 loads 140.00-150.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 5 loads 125.00-135.00. Grass: Premium: Large Rounds, 4 loads 150.00-180.00. Good: Large Rounds, 1 load 130.00. Fair: Large Rounds, … Continue reading Weekly Hay Auction Report
  • Cows Steady; Production Up Slightly In Iowa
    Milk production in Iowa during February 2019 totaled 411 million pounds, up slightly from the previous February according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report. The average number of milk cows during February, at 220,000 head, was unchanged from last month and last year. Monthly production per cow averaged 1,870 … Continue reading Cows Steady; Production Up Slightly In Iowa
  • Weekly Hay Auction Report
    Rock Valley Hay Auction for Monday, Mar 11, 2019 Receipts: 19 loads Last Week: 17 loads Year Ago: 33 loads Alfalfa: Premium: Large Squares, 1 load 170.00. Good: Large Rounds, 3 loads 140.00-150.00. Fair: Large Rounds, 3 loads 127.50-135.00. Grass: Premium: Large Rounds, 1 load 147.50. Good: Large Rounds, 6 loads 132.50-140.00. Fair: Large Rounds, … Continue reading Weekly Hay Auction Report
  • January Milk Production In Iowa Up 2 Percent; Cows Steady
    Milk production in Iowa during January 2019 totaled 457 million pounds, up 2 percent from the previous January according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Milk Production report. The average number of milk cows during January, at 220,000 head, was unchanged from last month and last year. Monthly production per cow averaged … Continue reading January Milk Production In Iowa Up 2 Percent; Cows Steady
  • Weekly Hay Auction Report
    Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 Receipts: 49 loads Last Week: 75 loads Last Year: 34 loads Alfalfa: Premium: Large Squares, 2 loads 175.00-180.00. Good: Large Rounds, 5 loads 150.00-162.50. Fair: Large Rounds, 11 loads 130.00-145.00. Utility: Large Rounds, 1 load 127.50. Grass: Premium: Large Rounds, 5 loads 160.00-180.00. Good: Large Squares, … Continue reading Weekly Hay Auction Report

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