Webinar to Help Producers Expand Profitably

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CattleFax will hold another of its popular CattleFax Trends+ webinars at 5:30 p.m. MT, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, and registration is now open. Previous Trends+ webinars have attracted nearly 1,500 cow-calf producers, stockers and backgrounders over the past year. The upcoming webinar will provide producers and industry leaders with a discussion on market factors affecting the cow-calf, stocker and backgrounding …

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New Special Dark Chocolate Milkshake

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HP Hood’s Hershey milk line is introducing a single-serve Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate milkshake. Sounds delicious! With the popularity of single-serve milk and chocolate milk positioned as a recovery beverage, processors like Lynnfield, Mass.-based HP Hood are taking notice. The new milk product is inspired by Hershey’s Special Dark flavor within its candy line. Along with the existing milk flavors, …

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Plant to Open in Arizona

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Franklin Foods Inc., a cream cheese company, announced plans to open a manufacturing facility in Casa Grande, Arizona. Production is expected to begin in early 2013. The plant in Casa Grande would be the second manufacturing facility for Delray Beach, Fla.-based Franklin Foods. It would expand the company’s rapidly growing food service, industrial, retail, private label and international businesses. The …

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Co-ops Announce Proposed Merger

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The board of directors for Family Dairies USA, Manitowoc Milk Producers Cooperative and Milwaukee Cooperative Milk Producers have unanimously voted to recommend a unified merger for their membership. Combined, these three cooperatives could soon become the largest Midwest dairy marketing cooperative under the new name of FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative. “We are extremely excited about the future this effort will offer …

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Dairy Reports at Risk in USDA Budget Cuts

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Some USDA reports vital to dairy producers could be on the budgetary chopping block. A recent Farm Foundation webinar featured several speakers from the federal government, private industry and commodity groups discussing how to head off cuts to many market reports. Jim Robb, the Senior Agricultural Economist and Director at the Livestock Marketing Information Center, told the panel that the …

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Greek Yogurt Just Getting Started

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Chobani, the maker of Greek yogurt in upstate New York, thinks that the Greek yogurt trend has just gotten started. Its plant already pumps out 1.5 million cases of the thick yogurt every week, and pallets are stacked four stories high in the chilled warehouse. But like other Greek yogurt makers, Chobani is expanding. Greek yogurt now accounts for a …

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Dairy Snack Foods Market Grows

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This is an interesting new study, and good news for dairy farmers. As consumers become even more time strapped, many are looking to dairy snack foods as a source of nutrition. The international market for dairy snacks, such as cheese strings and yogurt tubes, grew by 7% in 2009 and is heading for a 6% rise this year. The first …

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Dairyline Markets In Review

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High temperatures and humidity are driving dairy prices higher. School pipelines are refilling and making less milk available for the churn or the vat. The block cheese price closed Friday the 13th at $1.62 per pound, up 1 3/4-cents on the week, and 25 3/4-cents above a year ago. The barrels closed at $1.5850, also up 1 3/4-cents on the …

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Dairyline Markets In Review

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The blocks closed the first Friday in August at $1.6025 per pound, unchanged on the week but 29 1/4 cents above a year ago. Barrel closed at $1.5675, up a penny on the week, and 27 3/4 cents above a year ago. No cars of block traded hands on the week and six of barrel. The NASS-surveyed U.S. average block …

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Dairyline Markets In Review

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Farm milk prices keep inching higher. The Agriculture Department announced the July Federal order Class III price at $13.74 per hundredweight, up 12 cents from June and $3.77 above July 2009. That pulls the 2010 average to $13.60, up from $10.16 a year ago, and compares to $18.25 in 2008. The Class IV price is $15.75, up 30 cents from …

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