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What to do with unwanted horses

Kelsey Schueler is a Master’s Degree candidate in Ag Education and Leadership at Illinois State University in Normal.  She is conducting an on-line survey to assess perceptions of horse owners, non-horse owners and those in the equine industry on the current methods of dealing with unwanted horses in Illinois.  She talks about the effort: The... Read more »

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Wisconsin State Vet limits poultry movement

In an effort to prevent the spread of avian influenza, Wisconsin State Veterinarian Dr. Paul McGraw has issued a ban on poultry movement to shows, exhibitions and swap meets in Jefferson, Juneau or Barron counties.  The highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of avian influenza has been confirmed in flocks in those counties.  McGraw says, “Gathering poultry... Read more »

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Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board approves budget

Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board of Directors unanimously approved a $30.3 million budget for FY 2016.  The spending plan represents a nearly $1.5 million increase over FY 2015 thanks to increased milk production in the state. WMMB will continue to fund national cheese advertising, in-school nutrition education, Fuel Up to Play 60 and statewide promotions for... Read more »

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Solid close to the week in the dairy markets

Cash cheese and butter moved higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Friday with Class III futures responding accordingly. For the week: cash cheese barrels gained 1.5 cents, blocks slipped a quarter-cent, butter increased 5.5 cents and nonfat dry milk is a half-cent lower.  Class III futures for April gained 11 cents, May increased 22... Read more »

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Corn up on commercial demand

Soybeans was mixed in end of the week consolidation trade. May and July were both up on commercial support, while other months were steady to lower. Demand continues to be strong, but the supply fundamentals are becoming more and more bearish. There have been some harvest delays in Argentina, but nothing all that serious. Soybean... Read more »

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