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Northwest Iowa Dairy Outlooks

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

  • Weekly Hay Auction Report
    Rock Valley Hay Auction for Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 Receipts:  53 loads    Last Week:  50 loads    Last Year:  87 loads Alfalfa:  Supreme:  Large Squares, 1 load 187.50; Large Rounds, 1 load 185.00. Premium: Large Rounds, 3 loads 157.50-175.00. Good: Large Rounds, 9 loads 142.50-157.50.  Fair: Large Rounds, 7 loads 127.50-137.50.  Utility: Large Rounds, 3 loads 122.50-125.00. … Continue reading Weekly Hay Auction Report
  • Iowa Ag News Reports Prices Up In October
    The average price received by farmers for corn during October in Iowa was $3.39 per bushel according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Agricultural Prices report. This was up $0.10 from the September price and $0.16 above a year ago. The October 2018 average price received by farmers for soybeans, at $8.71 … Continue reading Iowa Ag News Reports Prices Up In October
  • November Dairy Situation & Outlook with Bob Cropp and Mark Stephenson
    The November Outlook can be seen here.
  • Cost Of Eating Out Rising
    The cost of going out to eat is rising faster than eating at home. The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service food price outlook reports that food away from home (restaurant food) prices in October were up 2.5% higher than year-ago levels. In contrast, the USDA said that food purchased at grocery stores … Continue reading Cost Of Eating Out Rising
  • Time To Visit Your Lender? Things You Should Prepare For Before Walking Into That Meeting
    The I-29 Moo University is hosting a webinar on Thursday, December 20 that will focus on preparing the information that lenders will ask for. The “Improving Conversations With Your Lender” webinar will outline and explain the banking benchmarks and financial documents that lenders need to evaluate loans. The webinar is scheduled for 60 minutes beginning … Continue reading Time To Visit Your Lender? Things You Should Prepare For Before Walking Into That Meeting
  • Weekly Hay Auction Report
    Rock Valley Hay Auction for Monday, Nov 26, 2018 Receipts:  36 loads    Last Week:  24 loads    Year Ago:  65 loads Alfalfa:  Premium: Large Rounds, 1 load 165.00. Good: Large Rounds, 7 load 140.00-147.50. Fair: Large Rounds, 6 loads 130.00-137.50. Grass:  Premium: Large Rounds, 4 loads 150.00-155.00. Good:  Large Rounds, 3 loads 137.50-145.00. Fair: Large Rounds, … Continue reading Weekly Hay Auction Report
  • Deadline Is Friday To Register For Dairy Discussions Program
    The Dairy Discussions: Risk Management and Labor Issues program is set for Tuesday, Dec. 4 at the Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach – Sioux County office in Orange City. Dairy Discussions: Risk Management and Labor Issues grew out of concerns expressed by the Western Iowa Dairy Alliance (WIDA) board as to the hardships … Continue reading Deadline Is Friday To Register For Dairy Discussions Program
  • Milk Price Forecast Lowered By ERS
    The November 15 Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook from the USDA Economic Research Service showed September ending stocks indicate that third-quarter cold and dried-egg storage for U.S. animal protein commodities changed compared to 2017 as follows: beef (up almost 3 percent), pork (down nearly 5 percent), lamb (up almost 29 percent), broilers (up more than 17 … Continue reading Milk Price Forecast Lowered By ERS
  • September Milk Price Up
    Iowa Agrinews reports the average price for milk was $17.40 per cwt, up $1.10 from the August price but $0.80 below one year ago. Prices received for milk cows for dairy herd replacement averaged $1,170 per head as of October 1, 2018. All hay prices in Iowa averaged $108.00 per ton in September. This was … Continue reading September Milk Price Up
  • Quick Facts About Dairy Revenue Protection
     Quick Facts About Dairy Revenue Protection (Dairy RP) Dairy RP is a new RMA-backed crop insurance product which allows you to protect against falling milk prices. Dairy RP is subsidized from 44% to 59%. The 95% coverage level will receive a 44% subsidy. Dairy RP can be purchased any business day except holidays and 3 … Continue reading Quick Facts About Dairy Revenue Protection
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