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Merck unveils Creating Connections to improve cattle handling

To identify what stresses cattle, it’s important to understand as much as possible about the animal. Dr. Rick Sibbel is director of U.S. cattle technical services for Merck Animal Health and says cattle are a prey species. “We domesticated cattle a long time ago of course.  So as a result, they try and hide the... Read more »

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Farmers Market Week - Part 2

This is Farmers Market Week in the U.S.  Teyanna Loether is serving as Wisconsin’s 68th Alice in Dairyland, her job is to promote agriculture in her state and that includes farmers markets.  She says there are farmers markets all across the state and there is a website where one can search by county. Loether says... Read more »

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More cheese made in June

Cheese production in the United States in June totaled 959 million pounds up 1.5 percent from June of 2014. Italian-type cheese production was up 1 percent at 415 million pounds and American-type cheese production was 3.6 percent higher than a year ago at 383 million pounds. Wisconsin produced just under 251 million pounds of cheese... Read more »

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Dairy markets quiet despite another GDT drop

Despite another drop at the Global Dairy Trade auction, U.S. dairy markets were quiet on Tuesday. Cash cheese barrels gained a quarter-cent on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, blocks lost 1.75 cents, butter was steady and nonfat dry milk increased a penny. Class III futures were narrowly mixed. Another 9.3 percent drop in the overall index... Read more »

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Soybeans mostly higher, corn firm

  Soybeans were mostly higher on commercial buying. Most contracts saw a bounce, with additional support from a higher close in China’s stock market heading into the U.S. session. The crop is in good shape overall with development close to average. The lightly traded August contract was modestly lower. The trade is watching the weather,... Read more »

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