Dairy x Beef Survey, Dairy Outlook, Closing Wheel Research, Upcoming Events
Dairy x Beef Survey, Dairy Outlook, Closing Wheel Research, Upcoming Events
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Week of June 28, 2021
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Dairy x Beef Calf Management Survey

The UW-Madison Animal and Dairy Science Department and University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension are seeking participants for a Dairy x Beef Calf Management Survey as part of a USDA-funded project.
The objective of the survey is to obtain information from dairy farms to understand their management of dairy beef crossbred calves. Data collected will focus on breeding strategies such as breeds used, selection traits, semen costs, as well as calf management. The survey will be distributed as a PDF form that can be completed online or as a printed copy. All farm information will remain anonymous when presented to the public.
Please contact Extension Fond du Lac County Dairy Agent Tina Kohlman or UW Madison Extension Dairy Extension Specialist Matt Akins with any questions and to receive the survey.
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June 2021 Dairy Situation and Outlook

Cheese prices are much weaker in June than early May with dry whey prices lower and butter prices higher. In early May on the CME cheddar barrels were $1.81 per pound, 40-pound cheddar blocks $1.80, dry whey $0.66 and butter $1.75. As of June 21st, barrels were 1.48, 40-pound blocks $1.4725, dry why $0.6100 and butter $1.7850. As a result, Class III which was $18.96 in May will be about $17.25 in June. The Class IV price will show some strength in June. With the butter price up slightly and the price of nonfat dry milk averaging about $1.27 per pound the June Class IV price which was $16.16 in May will be about $16.45 in June. Continue Reading
Center for Dairy Profitability Dairy Situation and Outlook Podcast
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Video: Corn Planter Closing Wheel Research

Extension Agricultural Engineer Dr. Brian Luck discusses observations from three years of research looking at the impact of corn planter aftermarket closing wheels and hydraulic down pressure systems on seedling emergence.
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upcoming events

Small Grains Field Day

July 1 | 10:00AM-12:00PM

9:45 am – Meet at Public Events Building, Arlington Agriculture Research Station, N695 Hopkins Road, Arlington, WI 
Registration is required and CCA CEUs are available. Download the flyer.

Heart of the Farm Coffee Chat: Traditions, Today and Tomorrow

July 12 | 10:00-11:00AM

The Heart of the Farm Coffee Chat Series addresses the needs of farm women by providing education on pertinent topics, connecting them with agricultural resources, and creating support networks. The July 12 speakers are Nancy Vance and Karen Drickell.
There is no charge for attending the series but you must register online.

Badger Crop Connect: Legumes in Cover Crops and Climate Change

July 14 | 12:30-1:30PM

This series provides agronomists, crop consultants, and farmers timely crop updates for Wisconsin. Badger Crop Connect is hosted by Extension Crops and Soils educators.
The July 14 Agenda includes: The Value of Legumes in Cover Cropping Systems After Short Season Crops, New Normals Reflect a Changing Climate in Wisconsin, and Local Update. CCA CEUs available: 0.5 SW and 0.5 CM.
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