The feedback was very positive from those attending the Dairy Calf & Heifer conference held in Green Bay. Despite a cool blustery day participants said they really got a lot out the farm tours including their trip to Synergy Dairy in Shawano County .
After improving conditions.... weather took a turn for the worse over the weekend and with yesterdays snow and todays' cold spell further delays are expected before farmers wuill be able to get out and do spring fieldwork
Due to the long harsh winter...there were some concerns voiced that it may have been a tough year for alfalfa stands and the winter wheat crop. However, the news from crop consultants at the Outagamie forage council meeting was encouraging
The goal of every successful dairy operation is to enhance the productivity of their milking herd. More producers are looking to genomics to accomplish that goal.
The ability to communicate verbally is vital for today's young people to be successful in the future...no matter what occupation they are looking at. That is why both the National and State FFA Organizations put such an emphasis on allowing memebers to participate in speaking competitions
Although concerns are being raised by farmers over the possibility of a late planting season, no on is complaining over the strong dairy markets.
Senate bill 509 dealing with implements of husbandry on our state and local roads passed the Seante on a voice vote. A companion bill is also in the Assembly and local 5 ag reporter Mike Austin looks at the status of that bill
The USDA's March Supply & Demand Report provided no bi surprises..but as a result of the latest numbers it did revise its price estimates for the current marketing year
Its been a strong start for dairy markets in 2014. The February Class 3 price is up over $2 dollars from January and over $6 stronger than February of 2013...and even if prices falter as expected in the second half of the year, on the whole dairy margins will be strong all year long.
Its the annual question at commodity classic...what are you going to plant?...and how many acres? Its also the question ag reporter Mike austin put two a c ouple of well respected market analysts